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Florida State Council Affiliate of SHRM

November 2022

Why Companies Should Hire Veterans

Veterans Day, observed on Nov. 11, is a celebration to honor America’s veterans for their willingness to serve and sacrifice to protect the United States and its freedoms. Retired Rear Admiral Dan Kloeppel, founder and chief executive officer of veteran jobs boards and, says one of the best ways to honor former servicepeople is to hire them.

CEO of VetJobs.Org Explains Why Companies Should Hire Veterans (

U.S. Department of Labor Announces New Independent Contractor Rule

On October 11, 2022, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it will publish a notice of proposed rulemaking that would assist employers in classifying workers as employees or independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The DOL believes that the new rule will be more consistent with longstanding judicial precedent on which employers have relied.

U.S. Department of Labor Announces New Independent Contractor Rule | FordHarrison

Driving Inclusion and Dignity at Work: Reflections on SHRM Inclusion 2022

The research is clear: a persistent gap sits between what employees report they are experiencing and what employers believe their workplace and culture are delivering. In fact, while over 80% of employers believe that employees are treated with dignity and respect at their organization regardless of their job, role or level, only 65 percent of employees agree. And when it comes to feeling safe to speak up, the gaps are even worse. In short, and as noted in a 2022 Deloitte report, while a vast majority of leaders think they’re caring and employees are thriving, nearly half their people disagree.

Driving Inclusion and Dignity at Work: Reflections on SHRM Inclusion 2022 |


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District 5 is in the HOUSE!

By Leigh Mills, District Director

To say it has been a great year for District 5 would be an understatement.  As best described by Kirstie Alley in the movie It Takes Two “it was a can’t eat, can’t sleep, reach-for-the-stars, over-the-fence, World Series kind of stuff (year).” Read More


12/1/22 Annual Legal Summit Hosted by SHRM JACKSONVILLE Learn More
12/2/22 Holiday Party Hosted by TCHRA Learn More
12/6/22 Holiday Party Hosted by SPACE COAST HR ASSOCIATION Learn More
12/8/22 Chapter Meeting Hosted by SOUTH BREVARD SHRM Learn More
12/8/22 Holiday Mixer Hosted by SARASOTA-MANATEE HRA Learn More
12/15/22 End of Year Celebration – GOSHRM Celebrates 65th Anniversary Hosted by GOSHRM Learn More
12/17/22 Virtual Event in partnership with HUB International Hosted by SHRM JACKSONVILLE Learn More
1/20/23 25th Anniversary Gala Hosted by VOLUSIA FLAGLER SHRM Learn More
1/20/23 TBD-60th anniversary kick off Hosted by SARASOTA-MANATEE HRA Learn More
4/19/23 26th Annual Space Coast HR ConferenceHosted by SOUTH BREVARD SHRM and SPACE COAST HRA Learn More


3/6 – 3/11, 2023HR Conference CruiseLeaving from Miami
3/22 – 3/23, 2023Legislative ConferenceSave the Date! Registration details pending
8/27 – 8/30, 2023HR Florida Conference & ExpoRegistration Open! Register at

If you are an affiliated chapter within the state of Florida and wish to post an event, please email Kathy Scott at [email protected] 


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HR Florida Review

Share your expertise as an HR professional with over 16,000 other HR professionals! Encourage colleagues to submit articles. We are currently looking for content on topics ranging from Employee Relations, State & Federal Compliance, Inclusion & Diversity, Leadership, Organizational Development, & any other Best Practice Advice for HR Professionals.

Submission: Now accepting for Spring 2022! Send in your great article!

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HR Florida Newswire

Purpose: Share upcoming events, announcements, and recent news relevant to HR professionals and Chapter members.

Style: Brief, direct, summarized information (pictures appreciated).

Submission deadline: The 3rd Wednesday of each month, for the following month’s newswire.

Format: Send submissions in Word format to Alan Bernstein at [email protected]

Mouth of the South Blog

Share your interesting stories/tips from the HR Profession!

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