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2015 October Awards Event is here!!! See details below and register today!
HR Florida State Conference in Orlando!  
The Big Purple Weigh In - for the Harbor House of Central Florida
Congratulations to HRPBC for taking home 3 SHRM awards!
Thank you to our 2015 Conference Sponsors!!!
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Greetings fellow HRPBC Colleagues!

As we are past the midpoint of the 2015 Chapter year, it is time to look ahead and plan for next year's activities.  We do have a number of leadership positions that are open for election.  The available positions, with a brief description are as follows:


Assist the president in overseeing all the activities of the chapter.  In the absence of the president, perform all the presidential responsibilities.  Takes a leadership role, along with the Board and Leadership Team (committee chairs), in development and implementation of short-term and long-term strategic planning for the chapter.


Take minutes of chapter meetings, provide notice of meetings and general correspondence. Maintain chapter records and history. Distribute all meeting announcements, newsletters, and other information to membership. Transmit all necessary annual election information to the membership and advise SHRM through the use of the online Chapter Leader Information Form (CLIF).

 At-Large Director (2) 
Assist the president in overseeing all the activities of the chapter.  Advise the president and other officers and members of the board of general operations and other matters to assist in the smooth operation of the chapter.  Directors are responsible for Leadership Team (committee chairs) in their respective areas i.e. Membership, Hospitality, Workforce Readiness, Marketing, Legislative, Conference, etc.

This is a great opportunity to help lead in the growth and direction of this local SHRM Chapter.  If you are interesting in advancing the HR profession and serving the HR professionals in Palm Beach County, we are looking forward to hearing from you. Please click here to download the nomination form. 

The Nomination Committee consists of myself and past HRPBC Presidents: Olga Otero, Eric Gordon, Jennifer Gunter, Tim Garman and Brian Altschuler.

If you or someone you would recommend are interested, please fill out the attached Nomination Form and submit by e-mail to by September 6, 2015.  The slate of candidates will be presented to the Association at September's Dinner Meeting with the official election to take place during the HR Awards Event in October.

I am really looking forward to working with a great team of dedicated HR professionals leading the HRPBC chapter next year and having loads of fun in doing so.

Yours truly, 

Katie Beirne, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP
2015 HRPBC President-Elect/Conference Co-Chair
2016 Board Nomination Committee Chair

2015 Best in HR Awards Event 

HRPBC is pleased to host our 5th Annual Best in HR Awards program, recognizing accomplishments made by outstanding Human Resource professionals and organizations within Palm Beach County over the past year.

A special awards event will be held on October 15, 2015 at the Embassy Suites in West Palm Beach to announce the winners. Please click on each link to open up the nomination forms in the respective category for the Best in HR Awards for Volunteer of the YearCompany of the Year;and HR Professional of the Year. Deadline to submit is September 18. See nomination forms for how to submit.

Our program "Small, Medium and Large... HR Challenges from the CEO/CFO Perspective." Our panel of speakers will feature prominent South Florida organizations." This program will be submitted for SHRM/HRCI recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through SHRM and the HRCI.”

Your event registration includes:

  • Regular registration and networking reception
  • One hour keynote presentation by a panel of speakers.
  • Best in HR Awards Program

Our Panel of speakers will include:

  • Ben Baldanza – CEO/President - Spirit Airlines
  • Don Patrick – CEO – SenecaOne Finance
  • Jaime Estremera-Fitzgerald - CEO of Area Agency on Aging 
  • Lauren Spector, CFO / COO Quantachrome Instruments

This program has been submitted for both SHRM and HRCI Recertification credits.  

Open to members and guests.
Location: Embassy Suites-West Palm Beach
Event Schedule: October 15, 2015
Networking and Registration: 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Dinner meeting and Presentation: 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Early Bird Registration (through Friday, October 9):
Late Registration (Monday, October 12 & Walk-In's):



Click here to register today!


2015 HR Florida State Conference & EXPO coming to Orlando!




The HR Florida Conference & Expo is the annual conference of the HR Florida State Council, a state affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Each year the event attracts 1,500+ human resource professionals and vendors throughout the state of Florida and across the globe. These individuals represent virtually every industry, and companies ranging from small businesses to large industrial centers.

Join us as we return to the month of August for our 2015 conference, August 31 – September 2 at the Hilton Bonnet Creek, Orlando’s newest AAA 4-Diamond hotel surrounded by Walt Disney World® Resort and nestled on a 482-acre nature preservePlease note the conference is the weekend BEFORE Labor Day, so please come and enjoy the educational and networking opportunities!

Earn credits for both the HR Certification Institute certification and SHRM Competencies certification.

For more information about the conference, please visit our conference website. 

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The Big Purple Weigh In!

HR Florida is partnering with Harbor House of Central Florida as this year’s charity at the 2015 HR Florida Conference (August 31-September 2).  Local SHRM chapters are being challenged to provide the most items from Harbor House’s wish list at conference.  

So come on HRPBC members and bring your goodies from the list below (or your cash or gift cards) to the July 16th meeting at the West Palm Beach Embassy Suites.   

 Harbor House Wish List: 

Diapers Deodorant Diaper Wipe
Shampoo Conditioner  Feminine hygiene products
Toothpaste  NEW women's underwear (all sizes)
Soap bars Body Wash Twin-size bedding
 Pillows  Pillows & Pillowcases
Bath towels & wash cloths
 Gift cards Cash Checks


Just load up your grocery carts & baskets with any or all of the charity’s wish list and bring them to the June and/or July HRPBC meetings.  We’ll have boxes at registration to deposit your goodies and will bring your donations up to Orlando even if we have to rent a truck!  

All items must be on the above list and regular sizes (no travel or hotel mini versions).  Additionally, every dollar either in cash or on a gift card equates to one pound!  (Make checks payable to Harbor House of Central Florida.)

The initial weigh in will occur on Monday during lunch. The top 3 chapters will be announced on Tuesday and will have 24 hours to add additional items to their list. Stay tuned for the announcements at conference! 

HRPBC wants to bring back home to Palm Beach County the big purple trophy so please assist us with this challenge and we can provide much needed help to Harbor House (!!!

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Congratulations to HRPBC for taking home 3 SHRM awards!

2014 SHRM Foundation Champion, Learning System Champion, & Gold Excel Award Winner.



Thank You to our 2015 Conference Sponsors!


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