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Chapter 151

November Breakfast

  • Tue, November 13, 2018
  • 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Webster University, 1479 Town Center Dr. #202, Lakeland, FL 33803
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  • Only members who paid for the meetings with their annual dues may use this option. A special registration code is required.

TOPIC:              HR Hot Topics: What You Need to Know!

SPEAKERS:       Four Subject Matter Experts

HRCI Credits:   3 SHRM and HRCI credit(s)

Summary This will be a breakfast meeting, held at Webster University at Lakeside Village.  This month, we have put together an exciting assortment of mini sessions covering an array of prevalent HR topics, presented by subject matter experts. Each session will last 40 minutes, at which time attendees will rotate to their next session as a group. By the conclusion of the meeting, attendees would have gained valuable knowledge on three different topics, which they can take back to enhance the HR function at their organizations.

Our experts and their topics are listed below:

"How to Get Who You Need in Today’s Fast Paced World of Recruiting"

Josh Barrow- Lakeland Regional Health and Marcy Hamrick- Publix Super Markets, Inc.

Summary: Facing today’s recruiting challenges, especially with record low unemployment, means mistakes aren’t tolerated. You better know WHAT you’re doing. You need to know WHO you need, WHERE to find them, HOW to get them to accept your offer, and WHEN and in WHAT order to do all these steps. Our experts face these issues daily. In this presentation they’ll share some secrets, namely:

1. How can you leverage relationships – internally and externally – to meet your recruitment objectives?

2. What is Sourcing vs. Recruiting?

3. What information do you need to source and how do you gather the information?

4. How do you find the needle in the haystack?

5. Best methods for connecting to the passive candidate.

6. Closing the deal.

Josh Barrow has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Florida Southern College. He has been in the recruiting field for 14 years. Josh’s career includes Staffing Manager at Robert Half International, Director of Professional Services at Spherion and is now a Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant at Lakeland Regional Health. Josh is a self-professed Sourcing Beast. He has expertise in finding qualified candidates to their open job orders, oftentimes with very unique or niche work experience in highly specialized talent searches. He uses many sources such as LinkedIn, Indeed, Social Media and Direct.

Marcy Hamrick is the Manager of Talent Acquisition for Publix Super Markets, Inc. and has been in the field of Human Resources for over 15 years. She has supported training, leadership development and recruiting functions within educational, healthcare, and retail organizations. Marcy has a Master’s Degree in Adult Education from the University of South Florida. She is known as a positive and results-driven leader who relies on the power of relationships to reach goals and build new and innovative programs.

"Sexual Harassment: Complaints, Pitfalls and Best Practices"

David S. Harvey, Jr - Partner, Lewis Brisbois

Summary: Probably the most prevalent topic in any workplace today is the issue of sexual harassment or misconduct. Beyond that, companies are being judged by how they handle these situations in the open media. Given that, how should a company respond to complaints of Sexual Harassment? How long can someone wait to file a complaint? What pitfalls or recent developments are out there that employers should be aware of? 

David Harvey is a partner in the Tampa office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment Practice. Since 2001, David has been Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Labor and Employment law. He is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Circuit Mediator. He represents employers in state and federal courts across the United States, including Florida. In addition, he has represented employers in front of state and federal employment related agencies, including the EEOC, DOL, NLRB and FCHR. David’s practice focuses exclusively on representing employers in employment and labor related matters, including litigation, counseling, HR related risk management, day to day advice, training, and policy development. David knows HR. With over 25 years of employment and litigation experience, David is an aggressive litigator and competitive by nature. He has extensive experience developing fair and legally compliant strategies related to employment, union avoidance, and working conditions for large Fortune Rated companies and small employers across the United States. He also negotiated settlements in numerous HR related disputes ranging from a few hundred dollars to $30 million.

“5 Habits of Destructive HR Leaders”

Andrea Williams- Lakeland Regional Health

Summary:  This workshop is designed to provide discussion surrounding the bad habits developed by destructive HR leaders, and how to avoid developing these habits. Watch as Samantha the HR Generalist runs into five destructive HR leaders in her quest to improve employee recognition in her organization. During this workshop, participants will learn how to identify the common traits and habits of destructive HR leaders, how to recognize these habits when confronted with them, and how to spot positive traits of effective HR leaders and teams. The goal for this workshop is to help you become a business leader capable of driving results through effective behaviors.

Andrea Williams has been with Lakeland Regional Health since 2014 and currently serves as the Director of Benefits and Compensation. Previously, she worked for Winter Haven Hospital, The Polk Sheriff's Office and GEICO. Andrea has her Bachelor’s Degree in HR from the University of Illinois and a Master’s Degree in Employment Law from Nova Southeastern. She has been a chapter member since 2014 and is the current President of Mid-Florida SHRM. 


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