October 2016 Newsletter

October 2016


Bill Grob, Ogletree Deakins

Evacuation orders are being issued as Hurricane Matthew is about to bear down on the Southeastern United States. Employees and employers working in areas affected by the oncoming storm are balancing their personal and professional lives during these anxious times. Natural disasters can have a devastating effect on individuals, businesses, management, employees, and customers. Power interruptions, disrupted communications, and transportation difficulties can create obstacles to the resumption of normal activity for your business. How an employer navigates a significant crisis can have a lasting impact on business operations, its reputation with customers, and more importantly its employees. The following is a short checklist of issues an employer needs to face in the immediate hours and days following this event. (Read more...)




2016 HR Tampa Conference, “Positively HR!”

You will not want to miss the 2016 HR Tampa Conference, “Positively HR!”,where Jennifer McClure, a sought after speaker and business advisor will be one of our keynote speakers. Jennifer combines her expertise as a Business Leader, HR Executive, Executive Recruiter and Executive Coach with practical strategies to help leaders increase their impact, grow their influence and deliver results in their careers and in their organizations. Consistently rated as a top Speaker at major events and conferences, Jennifer’s engaging and entertaining style is a mix of inspiration, how-to, and strategic discussion drawing upon over 25 years of studying best practices and partnering with senior executives to attract, recruit and retain the best talent for their teams.

Register now to attend the 2016 HR Tampa Conference at www.hrtampa.org/HRTampaExpo16!


Don’t miss an opportunity to hear Richard Fagerlin, the author ofTrustology: The Art and Science of Leading High-Trust Teams. Richard is the Founder and President of Peak Solutions,a management consulting firm specializing in leadership development and organizational effectiveness. He is a popular trainer, full-time consultant and speaker with a passion for developing leaders and helping organizations get out of chaos and into high performance.Richard has worked with thousands of executives, business owners, and leaders throughout the worldwith a focus on constant improvement and transformation.

Register now to attend the 2016 HR Tampa Conference at hrtampa.org!


October 2016

The Board Members of HR Tampa invite you to participate in a very special event. Our Chapter will be holding a silent auction to benefit the SHRM Foundation on Wednesday, December 7th in conjunction with our annual holiday party.

This past year, HR Tampa ranked #7 out of the top 25 chapters in the country for SHRM Foundation donations! We ask for your help to make this a HUGE success.

The SHRM Foundation is a non-profit organization that operates as the research arm of the HR Profession. The Foundation advances the profession and enhances the knowledge and competency of HR professionals, like you, through its funding of research, publications and educational programs. The work of the SHRM Foundation is supported by tax deductible contributions made by individuals, companies, and organizations.

Here’s how you may help: (Read more...)




Click HERE to Register.


:  Diversity Summit (11/16/16 @ 8:00am, Centre Club)


As we move into the winter months in Florida after coming off an unbelievable HR Florida Conference in Orlando, we are so proud of each of you after receiving the news that HR Tampa was awarded the Chapter Excellence Award for our efforts within the Veteran Community.  Truly an amazing accomplishment indeed!

Setting out to make a difference, I thought I would share with you a couple of excerpts from our submission which captured the attention of HR Florida reviewers allowing us to receive this exceptional award.  Out of 28 SHRM Chapters in the State of Florida, only 3 were selected and we are deeply honored and humbled at such a prestigious award. (Read more...)



Congratulations to Liz Damron of Hillsborough County Developmental Center! Damron was selected to receive the free ($179 value) Winning Well eCourse, courtesy of our monthly speaker, Karin Hurt. Sponsored by the Tampa Bay Higher Education Alliance, our September meeting proved record breaking attendance and all enjoyed learning about "Building a Winning Well Culture." 



We are excited about our 2016 event calendar and we have sponsorship opportunities available for next year. 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 thisnewsletter, please contact our Sponsorship Chairs, Lori Golden, PHR, SHRM-CP and Kelly Hooker, SPHR, SHRM-SCP at sponsors@hrtampa.org.


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!

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