April 18th 2018 

The Official Magazine of
The HR Florida State Council.
Read the Winter Edition Online!
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.
**Be on Constant ALERT for Housing and Data Scammers!
Every year we continue to say “Beware!” of housing and data scammers. The hotel links and contact information on our conference website are the only sources for booking discount housing for the HRFL Annual Conference. HR Florida State Council does NOT work with any outside companies to provide housing or book hotels for our Annual Meeting.

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The HR Florida Conference & Expo is one of the largest gatherings of human resources professionals in the state and we need you! Why? Because we are celebrating our 40th year and there are so many opportunities to collaborate, hear new ideas, and validate or change your perspectives, as well as receive valuable insights from globally recognized business leaders and strategists. You will leave with the knowledge and tools to be a better leader and HR professional. You should be asking yourself, why not?
There is no place like the HR Florida Conference & Expo, August 27th - 29th!

Exciting Sessions

  • Certified Rock Star (**NEW Partner Program**): Ever dream of receiving the type of training only world-class brands deliver? This is it!

  • Different, Not Less: Employing the developmentally disabled to create a superstar team!

  • Nervous Nancy’s Day in Court: Two-part mock trial that walks the audience through what could happen at trial if employee issues are not properly addressed.

  • Taking a Knee to Free Speech: Understanding when employers may limit employee speech.

  • Managing Your Benefits Plan with a Purpose: This session will teach you how to stay on a path of purposeful decision-making.

  • Strategic Planning - from A to Z: Participants will leave the session with resources for planning and building their own effective strategic plans.

  • HR Florida Life Hack: Get ready to dance your socks off with all of our amazing social events.

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    Calling All Conference Volunteers!
    Volunteering is fun and rewarding. Volunteering at the HR Florida State Conference is even MORE fun and MORE rewarding! Join in the fun and register as a volunteer today!

    Advocacy in Action
    The SHRM Employment Law and Legislative Conference historically has been a great opportunity to voice the Public Policy Position of the Human Resources community to Congress while enjoying vast amounts of useful information provided by well-regarded experts in the field. The sold-out 2018 Conference was no exception.

    HR Florida Day on the Hill - Recap & Wrap Up
    HR Florida Day on the Hill ended, but we continue to track and inform on the HR-related bills that impact Florida business. We hope you are following us on LinkedIn where this information is posted. Here is how we finished out the legislative session, which just ended March 15, 2018.

    Florida’s General Election: Proposal Update
    While the legislative session has closed, we are already looking ahead to November. As many of you probably know, every 20 years, the Florida Constitution Commission is given carte blanche to bypass the Legislature and propose changes to the Florida Constitution.

    SHRM Foundation – News and Deadlines
    Find out more regarding how your chapter can support the SHRM Foundation, initiatives to integrate and engage Veterans in the workplace, how to register for Core Leadership Area webcasts, and SHRM Foundation scholarship deadlines!

    No April Fools Joke - We have Speakers for You!
    HR Florida’s vision includes partnering with local chapters that are educating our communities on emerging human resources trends. We have heard that chapters need quality speakers (at low or no cost) to support them. The HR Florida Speakers Bureau is here to help!

    HR Professional of the Year
    Each year, the HR Florida State Council recognizes one outstanding HR professional from Florida who has advanced the profession in a significant way. This individual serves as a role model for the profession by setting the standard for others to follow and apply their expertise to enhance organizational effectiveness.

    The When Work Works Award – Nominations are Open!
    The When Work Works Award recognizes employers of all types and sizes that are using workplace flexibility as a tool to enhance business and employee success.

    Set Yourself Apart
    The HR profession is constantly changing and evolving to keep up with human capital and technological trends. As an HR professional, it’s important to prove that you’re on top of it all.

    Human Resources Management Impact Award
    Submit your nomination form for the Human Resources Management (HRM) Impact Award by April 30! Has your HR department recently implemented a new process, procedure or function that has had a financial, people or scientific impact on the way your organization does business? 

    2018 SHRM Membership Advisory Council (MAC) Survey
    Calling all SHRM Volunteers and Members: Let your ideas be heard by the SHRM Board of Directors! The primary charge of the Membership Advisory Council (MAC) is to serve as the liaison between our amazing SHRM volunteers and our SHRM Board of Directors.

    Community Impact Reporting
    Chapter Presidents, don’t forget to submit your Quarter 1 Community Impact Report. You can access the link to each of the quarterly reports from the homepage, by going to the Focus Areas tab and selecting Community Impact. As you’ll recall, this quick and easy reporting is due at the end of every quarter.

    You Can Write for the HR Florida Review!
    Write for the HR Florida Review, one of America’s most prestigious professional journals! Send submissions in word format to or
    The next submission deadline is April 30th, 2018!

    Tell Us Your Story! Submit a Blog for "HR Mouth of the South"
    Blog Purpose: Share timely news and information.
    Style: Conversational/informal; very flexible communication vehicle!
    Submissions: Ongoing! Send content to 
    How can you contribute? Share interesting stories that are related to current events or your initiatives (e.g., the Student Games, A recap of your events!) See more examples here:
    Upcoming Events 
    Space Coast Human Resources Conference
    Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
    Where: Crowne Plaza Melbourne Beach Oceanfront
    Who: Executives • Business Owners Labor Relations Managers • Directors • Supervisors Educators • Staffing Specialists Human Resource Professionals • Recruiters
    17th Annual Tri-County Conference
    HR University - Where learning never ends! Registration is now OPEN! Don't let the opportunity pass you by, graduation is just around the corner.
    2018 HR Tallahassee Conference & Expo
    Join us for the 14th annual HR Tallahassee Conference & Expo. Big Bend SHRM - HR Tallahassee Conference - People, Purpose, and Passion. Shaping the Future of your Organization.
    2018 HRPBC Annual Conference and Expo
    The HR Association of Palm Beach County Conference & Expo is our chapter's annual conference attracting more than 300 human resource professionals representing varied industries and businesses.
    Membership Webinar
    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
    This webinar is intended for all leaders who have a role with supporting recruiting and retention of chapter membership. Please mark your calendars!
    HR Florida Conference & Expo - Chapter Bulk Purchases
    The HR Florida Conference & Expo is the annual conference of the HR Florida State Council, a state affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). These bulk ticket purchases are for Florida SHRM chapters ONLY. Kissimmee, FL
    2018 State Conference & Expo - Corporate Bulk Purchases
    The HR Florida Conference & Expo is the annual conference of the HR Florida State Council, a state affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). These bulk ticket purchases are for corporate ONLY. Kissimmee, FL
    2018 State Conference & Expo - Attendee Registration
    The 2018 HR Florida State Conference kicks off today! Each year, the event attracts 1,500+ human resources professionals and vendors throughout the state of Florida and across the nation. We’re excited for what this year’s conference and expo will bring. Kissimmee, FL
    August 2018 Council Meeting & Dinner
    We welcome you to join us for a council dinner meeting. Please RSVP to ensure we have proper numbers for this event. Thank you in advance for your commitment and we look forward to seeing you! Kissimmee, FL
    November 2018 Council Meeting
    In addition to the council meeting on Friday, we welcome you to join us for a council dinner the night prior. Please RSVP to ensure we have proper numbers for this event. Thank you in advance for your commitment. Tampa, FL
    Do You Have News for the HR Florida Newsletter?
    Please let us know what is happening in your chapter! Submit information by the first Wednesday of every month. Submit your article for the next edition by April 30th! 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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