September 19th 2018 

The Official Magazine of
The HR Florida State Council.
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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.
HR Florida News  

Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019 HR Florida Conference & Expo!
As we wrap up and say goodbye to the 2018 HR Florida Conference & Expo, we wanted to share with you some of the highlights.

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
Join HR Florida State Council in raising awareness. As you see the posts on social media, please like and share and participate in being part of the solution. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, but suicide is preventable. Your contribution may save a life. #SuicidePrevention #StigmaFreeFlorida

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Each year, more than 41,000 individuals die by suicide, making suicide the 10th leading cause of death among adults in the U.S. and the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-24.

Trying To Reason With Hurricane Season! Is Your Workplace Prepared?
It’s that time of year again – hurricane season! As Floridians, we love the summer, sand, seashores, and the sea. But, sometimes our beautiful home can get intense and we have to take action.

Conference Cocktail
Welcome to the speakeasy, Florida! There are so many conferences occurring in our local chapters that there is bound to be one just right for you and your business associates. The local chapters spend their year making sure that quality HR education comes right to your front door. Scroll down to step into the speakeasy of your choice and get in the mix!

2018 East Central Florida HR Conference And Business Expo
Volusia/Flagler SHRM and The Space Coast Human Resource Association of Florida will present keynotes, breakout sessions and networking that bring your future business needs into focus.

2018 HR Tampa Conference
HR Tampa is taking you from the backroom to the boardroom with Sharlyn Lauby and Debbie Lundberg.

The Secret To Your Strategic Success
North Central Florida SHRM is having their conference on Thursday, October 11th and they have business credits!

2018 HRABC Annual Conference
Who doesn’t love Hollywood and Margaritaville! Step in for a full-day conference and innovate, optimize and thrive! Sponsored by the Human Resource Association of Broward County.

GOSHRM Leadership Exchange
The GOSHRM Leadership Exchange is a one-day conference focusing on Leadership and Career Development. Local HR practitioners will share their perspectives on Leadership, Mentorship and Emerging Trends. The conference will also feature networking opportunities to connect and share with your peers as well as a panel discussion designed to help you and your teams evolve and succeed. October 9, 2018, 8am-4:45pm - Second Harvest Food Bank.

Calling All Council Members
Calling all Council Members! Time is running out to reserve your hotel room for the next HR Florida Council Meeting. The HR Florida Council Meeting will be on November 2nd at the Tampa Marriott Westshore, 1001 N Westshore Blvd Tampa, Florida 33607. Reservations need to be made no later than 10/12/2018. Please call (813) 287-2555 to reserve your room. Rates are $149 a night, plus 12% tax and includes free self parking.

SHRM Foundation – News and Deadlines
Thank you to all of the chapters that contributed to the HR Florida Conference and SHRM Foundation raffle. We had 26 of the 28 Florida chapters participate and this year's event was the most successful to date with $9,501 raised for the SHRM Foundation. Read on for more news and important deadlines.

HR Florida State Council Certification and Academic Scholarships - Due Dates Approaching
HR Florida State Council serves as the premier resource for best practices relating to the human resources profession for both public and private employers located throughout our state. As a strong supporter of the SHRM Foundation’s mission to educate and develop HR professionals, we are pleased to provide academic and certification resources to advance the educational pursuits of HR professionals located within the Sunshine State. The deadlines for upcoming awards and scholarships are October 1st and December 31st. If you are interested in applying for a certification and/or academic scholarship, please click below for more information.
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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.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

You Can Write for the HR Florida Review!
We Need Your Voice! We’re looking for more writers to submit articles on timely and important issues for the HR Florida Review! This is one of America’s most prestigious professional journals! Send submissions in word format to or

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 
TEDx Boca Raton: Helping “Innovate” the lives of members and the employees we serve
Time: 6:00 PM 
Where: Boca Raton, 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
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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