August 2015 Newsletter

HR Week e-Newsletter


August 2015

August Monthly Meeting  

Join us for our monthly chapter meeting the evening of August 19th for Why Using the Collaborative Law Process to Resolve Employee Disputes Is the Smart HR Choice. Kerry Raleigh, Of Counsel to the law firm of Chappano Wood PL, will introduce the collaborative law process and discussion (1) how it is different than litigation, mediation, or arbitration, (2) the benefits of collaborative law over other alternative dispute resolution methods, and (3) 10 reasons why every HR professional should add the collaborative law process to their dispute resolution “tool box”.  Click HERE to register!

Thank you to our August monthly meeting sponsor:





On behalf of HR Tampa’s Workforce Committee, we would like to introduce you to Veteran Initiative 2015!

Comprised of veteran-friendly organizations, employer groups and HR professionals, this Initiative is poised to assist transitioning veterans with resume design, interview protocols, skills translation and mock interviews…to name a few.

Given the vast array of information available to veterans, along with increased transfers out of their military career, this “one stop shop” opportunity brings to the table subject matter experts in the field of human resources that promises to provide a grass roots approach to their transition.

If you are looking for a speaker or would like to know more information regarding this exciting endeavor, please contact Bernie Currie ( or Debbie Erdahl ( for assistance.


Tampa Bay HR Person of the Year Award Winners

Large Organization - Tony Moore of Eckerd Youth Alternatives

Medium Organization - Kimbery Woollard of Grow Financial Credit Union

Small Organization - Becky Berns of Franklin Street

Young Professional - Sofia Reed of National Diversity Council

HR Consultant - Kelley Rexroth of Krex Consulting

Thank you to our sponsors Cigna, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, HR Shield, Mercer, Ogletree Deakins, and USI for making this event possible.

Stay Connected with HR Tampa - Upcoming Events


HR Tampa Conference & Expo-October 21, 2015

Registration Now OPEN!

HR Tampa Members in Transition

What 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
  • Volunteer! Sign up to volunteer for a couple hours the day of the HR Tampa Expo on October 21st and receive a complimentary registration. Contact if you are interested in volunteering. Space is limited. This offer is available to members in transition that are active members in good standing with HR Tampa.

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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Payroll Specialist - Global Imaging

Compensation Manager - Granite Services

HR Generalist - 4th Source

Global Benefits Manager - Granite Services

HR Coordinator - Advantage Waypoint

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