November 2017

Thank you for joining us at the HR Tampa Conference and Expo! Over 600 HR professionals and business owners participated in a day of learning and networking with colleagues, our valued sponsors, and engaging speakers. No doubt we are equipped, energized, and elevated to move ourselves and organizations forward in 2018.

The Silent Auction benefiting the SHRM Foundation, with fabulous items donated by our Chapter members and businesses around Tampa, raised more than $2,100. The monies raised will help fund research, publications, and educational programs.

The 50/50 raffle for Prayers From Maria generated $433. Congratulations to Christine Upp for winning the 50/50 -- and thank-you to Christine for donating her winnings back to the cause! The monies HR Tampa raised this year will help bring more targeted, lifesaving treatments to children battling glioma brain tumors.

Thank you for your continued support. Together, we ALL make a difference in the community.

See you at next year's event! (The 2018 HR Tampa Conference and Expo will be held on a Friday in October. Date to be announced in early 2018.)


Special end of the year offer for HR Tampa members: Save $20 on a new or renewal SHRM membership by 12/31/2017 with promo code MRM20STC and get access to the HR tools and resources to help you be confident, compliant and current on all things HR. To renew your SHRM membership go to

Not a member of SHRM? Use code MRMS20 to receive $20 off the current membership rate of $199. Offer expires 12/31/2017.



Do you have a desire to get involved with HR Tampa? HR Tampa's membership has grown so much that we are finding we need additional help on some of our committees in order to meet our goals this year. If you are interested in participating on a committee with HR Tampa, then we want you.  We have great opportunities to participate in Social Media, the Expo, and Membership just to name a few. 
Get will not regret it!! If interested please send an email with your name and contact information to


“Have you or another HR Tampa member done something bragworthy within the Diversity & Inclusion space? If so, let us know!

As a Chapter, we are asking our members to share successful programs, initiatives and general best practices related to D&I to our members. We also want to deservingly highlight the professionals who are moving this much needed focus forward in our community.

Together, we can work together to share our successes (and failures) to assist other professionals in Tampa elevate and understand that every bit of effort in this area counts. Please share this information with us at and include your name, company, and a description of the program, initiative or best practice.”


The Tampa Bay area’s premier SHRM chapter, HR Tampa, provides opportunities to be involved and take advantage of many services/programs including:    Regular monthly breakfast and dinner meetings featuring expert speakers on current pertinent human resource topics (most meetings qualify for HRCI credits).

  • Keep current with HR developments, trends, position website. 
  • Networking with over 600 local HR Tampa members – Excellent platform for members in transition!!!
  • Monthly electronic newsletter featuring legislative updates, local HR news and events.
  • Association with professional HR industry focused vendors.
  • Assistance in HR internship programs and finding candidates.
  • Professional mentor programs for college students.
  • Advertising opportunities - advertise open HR positions on our Job Board for FREE or at a discounted rate (Please see web page for non-members cost).
  • Volunteer opportunities in the community in your profession.
  • Special Events, Conferences, and Expos to earn continuing education credits.


We are excited about our 2018 event calendar and we have sponsorship opportunities available. If you know of anyone who might be interested in sponsoring a monthly meeting, networking event, participating in our Conference & Expo or advertising on our website or in this newsletter, please contact our Sponsorship Chair, Debby Erdahl, SHRM-CP, PHR at


HR Tampa is dedicated to help members get the most out of their membership. Here are some ways to jump start your next opportunity:

  • Check out our job boards for the latest HR jobs available in this market
  • Bring your resume and personal business cards to the monthly chapter meetings and NETWORK
  • LinkedIn with other HR Tampa members

If you are in transition and haven’t renewed your membership with HR Tampa due to financial restrictions, HR Tampa provides prior-year active members who are unemployed at the time of the membership renewal, a one-time opportunity to rejoin as a Basic member for up to one year!

For complete details, click HERE


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