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Karl J. Ahlrichs

Senior Consultant, Employee Benefits

317.686.6431 |

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Karl is a Senior Consultant for Gregory & Appel. Karl has broad experience in senior level problem solving, with proven skills in handling complex organizational issues with uncommon sense. Karl is a national speaker and author, and is often quoted in the local and national media. Karl joined Gregory & Appel after serving as a founding partner of ExactHire, a human resources services firm. Prior experience was as a Senior Consultant for Professional Staff Management, Indiana's largest and oldest PEO. Earlier he was in Business Development in the Indianapolis office of Marsh & McLennan, and Vice President of Right Management Consultants, an international human resources consulting and outplacement firm. At those firms, his clients included Roche Diagnostics, Boeing, Apple Computer, Wellpoint, and Frito Lay. Karl facilitates an invitation-only roundtable for Indiana CFOs. For more than a decade he was the Program Chair for the Indiana Society for Human Resources Management annual conference. He is a member of HRPDA, SHRM, the American Society of Training and Development, and the Association for Psychological Type. He is president of the Indiana Chapter of the National Speaker's Association. In 2003, Karl was named the SHRM Human Resource Professional of the Year for the State of Indiana. He has presented at the National SHRM Conference for 10 consecutive years. Karl is enrolled in the Butler University M.B.A. program.

Authored Blogs

Holiday Stress and Depression Looking Outward Helps

Dec 19, 2017

By Karl J. Ahlrichs “Compared to the holiday-harried average worker, Santa Claus has it easy,” the American Management Association laments. “The added pressures of holiday-shortened deadlines, end-of-year business ... Read More

Beyond Best Practices Subtract Harassment. Add Respect.

Dec 11, 2017

By Susan Rider — Accusations and resignations, more accusations and even more resignations – how did we get here? What brought us, we wonder, to this “perfect storm” around harassment in the workplace? It is ... Read More