April 2016 Newsletter

April 2016


SHRM has announced that HR Tampa has been awarded the 2015 Platinum EXCEL Award!This award recognizes outstanding achievements in chapter operations and a commitment to providing meaningful programs and services to your members. It also is recognition of continued growth and development as a business leader, capable of developing strategies that lead to business success!


Join us for our monthly chapter meeting of April 20th for Climbing trees: Should we train a horse or hire a squirrel?Gain insight from a former CEO on how local companies are using Human Capital Analytics and behavioral assessments to put the right people in the right jobs and then manage them more effectively. Learn how other local HR Professionals are using science to improve their talent acquisition and leadership development process. You will leave with an understanding of the different types of assessments, why they are used, and how you can incorporate them to improve your company’s talent management program.

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Thank you to our April meeting sponsor.




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2016 is in full swing and we’re excited to report the following upcoming events for you to consider and we’d love for you to join in on all the action.

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Department of Labor Issues New “Persuader” Regulations Expanding Employers’ Reporting Obligations Under LMRDA

Author:John T. Merrell(Ogletree Deakins - Greenville),William E. Grob (Ogletree Deakins -Tampa)

On March 24, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published new regulations expanding the obligations of employers and lawyers to report certain information to the DOL under the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA).

Lawyers (or labor relations consultants) will now have to report any engagement whose object is to directly or indirectly persuade employees concerning their rights to organize a union or bargain collectively. This is a change to a long-standing rule that has been in place for nearly 50 years. Until now, neither employers nor lawyers were required to report such engagements, provided that the lawyers communicated only with management. This is what has been known traditionally as the “advice exception” to the reporting rules. (Read more...)



Your HR Tampa colleagues are hopeful that your time spent in transition to your next position is as short as possible.

To that end, we want to ensure that you are aware of the various tools available to you via your chapter membership.

If you have not yet done so, please connect/enroll to the following:
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Save the date and mark your calendars for POSITIVELY HR!, the annual HR Tampa Conference and Expo scheduled for October 19th, 2016 from 7 a.m.- 5 p.m.at the USF Marshall Student Center. The planning committee is busy planning this year's event and will soon be sharing exciting information and details! Sponsorship opportunities are still available! Contact sponsors@hrtampa.org



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 this newsletter, please contact our Sponsorship Chairs, Lori Golden, SHRM-CP, PHR and Kelly Hooker, SHRM-SCP, SPHR 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!

For complete details, click HERE


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