November 15th 2017 

The Official Magazine of
The HR Florida State Council.
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November 20th!
Representing key decision-makers in HR positions throughout the state. The HR Florida Review is published three times a year and mailed to more than 15,000 HR professionals.
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Join HR Florida at the SHRM Volunteer Leaders’ Summit in Washington, DC.
If you are an HR Florida Volunteer Leader traveling to Washington, DC for the SHRM Volunteer Leaders’ Summit, don’t forget to stop by the High Velocity restaurant at the Marriott Marquis on November 17 at 6:30 p.m. Mix and mingle with Volunteer Leaders that will serve on the Council in 2018. For more information and details, contact

CLIF Reports Due Dec. 1st
This is the Chapter Leadership Information Form and must be completed online by December 1st even if you don't have all roles filled by then.This is required for all chapters as it allows SHRM to keep in touch with your board members to announce new tools, webcasts, etc. AND it must be submitted on time in order to qualify for any award for the year.

Deadline for Early Recertification Nears
Remember the commercials that asked, “Got milk?” Well, HR Florida is asking “Got sixty?”

If you took the SHRM pathway in 2015 to obtain your new SHRM certification, your recertification date is in 2018. However, if you have your required 60 PCDs already, early recertification will put needed money into the coffers of both your chapter and state council.
SHRM will give $20 to the member's chapter and $10 to the member's state council for each member who recertifies in 2017. It's free money SHRM is giving to support your local and state SHRM!

This incentive program not only benefits local and state SHRM entities, but also helps you because your new certification date will still remain 2021, and if it turns out any of your submitted activities were not credited, you have all of 2018 to resubmit.

If you are eligible for early recertification, we ask that you do so. You are eligible to recertify early if you have acquired 60 PDCs and are at least one year into your recertification cycle. Monies attributable to at-large members’ early recertification benefit their state councils.

So who’s “Got sixty???” For more information, contact HR Florida Certification Chair Linda Willey at

2018 Foundation Pledges Needed by Nov. 17th and Cash Donations by Dec. 15th
Help keep HR Florida number ONE for supporting the SHRM Foundation in 2018. The gifts and monetary donations from your chapter assists HR Florida in achieving this goal. Each chapter should be budgeting for this each year.

SHRM Foundation Champion Award Applications for State Councils and Chapters due Dec. 31st
With the support of SHRM chapters, state councils, and volunteer leaders, the SHRM Foundation is able to fulfill our mission to champion workforce and workplace transformation. THANK YOU!

Battling the Holiday Blues
Holiday Stress can often lead to “Holiday Blues” or even depression. According to a NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) survey, 64% of survey respondents indicated that they have been affected by the Holiday Blues, and 24% say the holidays affect them a lot.

Junior Achievement & SHRM = Better Together!
In June 2016, SHRM and Junior Achievement USA announced a collaborative partnership to promote work readiness in high schools across the country. Nancy Korista, SHRM-CP, PHR, is both an HR Florida District Director and a board member of JA SWFL.

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Upcoming Events 
Suncoast HR Joint Diversity Meeting with HR Tampa
SuncoastHR and HR Tampa will host a diversity-specific meeting dedicated to providing our membership, who are mostly HR Professionals as well as Diversity & Inclusion practitioners, the opportunity to learn more about this very important area of business. Tampa, FL
25th Annual HR Florida Leadership Conference
This event will introduce attendees to a brand new format designed to better provide educational opportunities for all levels of Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) chapter leadership. Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, FL
2018 HR Florida Legislative Conference
HR Florida is pleased to announce its 8th Annual Legislative Conference (formerly Day on the Hill) in Tallahassee on January 24th and 25th, 2018! Tallahassee, FL
January 2018 Council Meeting
In addition to the Council meeting on Friday, please join us for a Council dinner the night before our council meeting. Please RSVP to ensure we have proper numbers for this event. Thank you in advance for you commitment. We look forward to seeing you! Tallahassee, FL
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Please let us know what is happening in your chapter! Submit information by the first Friday of every month. The newsletter goes out the 3rd Wednesday of every month and you can submit news all month long. If you have news or pictures that you would like to have included in the newsletter, you may email them to or
Check Out Other Chapter Happenings
The HR Florida State Council's 28 affiliate chapters host wonderful educational, service, and social events every single month. When you are traveling or just want to get a feel for what is going on in other chapters, we encourage you to attend and support each other’s good efforts on behalf of the HR community. Be sure your chapter is posting events on our calendar and then check regularly to see what is going on all over the state. Click Here to view the list of events.
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