Saturday, October 19, 2019
What can YOU do to help change attitudes and improve employment opportunities and outcomes for people with disabilities? Quite a bit, say the organizers of the Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE), and it all begins with promoting positive messages to employers and others about the skills and talents that people with disabilities bring to America’s workplaces and economy.
HR FL’s Annual Legislative Conference in Tallahassee is coming up quickly!

OSHA 300-A Posting Period is Happening Now!

Your 2018-EEO-1 survey is postponed until early March 2019!
The HR Florida Conference & Expo is the premiere experience for any HR professional or business owner, and is only six months away! Here is what is new for you in 2019:

For the Northwest Florida Society for Human Resource Management Student chapter, the buck doesn’t stop at receiving the prestigious Merit Award. These amazing students reached for and achieved Superior Merit Status! Read on to see this amazing group of students’ strategies for going above and beyond their already amazing achievements.

During the Council Meeting on January 4, 2019, HR Florida State Council President, Heather Deyrieux, was honored to present Bay County Chapter President and President-Elect with a Humanitarian Award for their post-hurricane recovery efforts to aid the members of their chapter.
Executive Committee Member and President Elect Chad Sorenson shared his insight and expertise on the timely topics of small business hiring trends for 2019 and resolutions for the new year. Check out what our very own Chad had to say!
Don't Forget! Your Chapter/State Council SHRM Affiliate Program for Excellence (SHAPE) reports are due soon (1/31). Also, mark your calendars! There are three scheduled in-person SHRM Seminars in Tampa this April 2019 you don’t want to miss out!
Do you need highly qualified candidates for jobs at your agency? The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) can help! The WRP is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities. These students and recent graduates are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace during the summer positions or in permanent jobs.
Chaos. Mayhem. Madness. Craziness. It’s all descriptive of my week last week. A to-do list longer than my arm, a new office opening, my HR Manager retired (your guess who got to pick THOSE duties back up!), learning new software, running payroll now (yep—I got that duty too for now), three separate evening performances for my son, Mom needs lights hung on the house, decorate? Who has time? And now I have to find a stupid ornament for an ornament exchange? Seriously? Monumental eye roll at the thought. Walking around with a Grinch-esque snarl…..yep, that was me.
Is your company awesome? If so, it's time to get some recognition! Florida Trend magazine's Best Companies To Work For In Florida program is a great way to find out how your company ranks in career training and development, leadership, job satisfaction, and pay and benefits.

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