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 March Dinner Event and Member Appreciation Event @ the Embassy Suites-WPB on March 19! See more details below!
 HRPBC and SHRM Partnership! We have partnered together to offer seminars! Get more info below!
2015 Annual HRPBC Conference & EXPO - Get a SWEET deal for February!  See discount code below! Register today!!!
Register today for Proskauer's Seminar on Legal Issues Facing Human Resource Executives and In-House Counsel. See details below for registration!
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March Dinner Event and Member Appreciation Event

Event Title: Recruiting Talent in a Competitive Market   

Presenter: Gerry Hoeffner 

Program Description: 

The unemployment rate has dropped below 5% in Palm Beach County.  The competitive market for talent has returned.  Are you prepared for the day when you just can’t find anyone with the skills you need to fill your positions?  What do you do if they are leaving faster than you can replace them?  

After years of our employees not being able to find positions in the rather sparse economy, your most talented employees will once again have choices.  Your turnover rates are beginning to rise.  Employees who have been waiting for an opportunity for a change will soon find it easier to leave.   How will you replace them?  Where will the talent come from?  Do you have a plan?

In this fun and entertaining program, you will discover:

  • The economics causing rising turnover rates
  • The financial impact of losing a talented employee
  • How do you market your organization as an employer of choice
  • The difference between a “Recruitment Plan” and an “Attraction Plan”
  • How do you get employers to support your efforts to create a better place to work 

The three learning points in this program are:

  • How is your organization and your recruitment efforts affected by the economy?
  • How do you build a recruitment effort that attracts employees?
  • How to gain support from your leadership team for recruitment in a competitive market? 

Pre-Dinner Workshop – Stress Less: New Ways to Replenish and Relax Your Mind

Presented by: Jennifer Estrada

  • Are you stressed from the multitasking required to be a good parent, spouse, employee, supervisor, or friend?
  • Do you feel like you are running on empty most of the time?
  • Can’t figure out how to replenish when you have no “me” time?
  • What are the hurdles standing in your way?

Stress can come from many sources: work, relationships, children, financial, social. Many of us find ourselves under a pile of stress before we even think of trying to manage it. Often we are so focused on our daily activities, our physical health, eating right, our tangible needs and the needs of others that we forget to focus on our emotional well-being. This is just as important for a healthy existence. Even if we know we should focus on our emotional fitness, we often don’t know how to.  It’s important to recognize signs of stress in the workplace, develop strategies to implement within the organization, and best practices or characteristics of organizations who are known for providing stress outlets.

In this presentation, you will learn to:

  • Recognize how your internal dialogue affects your mindset when interacting with employees and senior leaders. 
  • Identify how to build on the resources you already have within to better interact with employees. 
  • Find your inner strength to replenish yourself mentally to face whatever hurdles in your life brings you in as an HR professional. 
  • Use visualization to tap into your relaxation zone as well as face challenging situations. 
  • Acquire specific tools you can use immediately to cope effectively

Both programs have been submitted for HRCI and SHRM recertification credits. 


Event Schedule: March 19, 2015
Pre-Meeting Workshop: 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Networking and Registration: 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Dinner meeting and Presentation: 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Early Bird Registration (through Friday, March 13):

Late Registration (Monday, March 16 & Walk-In's):

Click here to register today!


2015 Spring SHRM Competency-based HR education is coming to South Florida! 

Exciting News! HRPBC and SHRM have partnered together to provide HR professionals SIX opportunities to develop your HR competencies and knowledge in Ft. Lauderdale this spring. 

Click here for the flyer

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2015 HRPBC Annual Conference & EXPO

Take advantage of sweet savings in February. Save $20 by using promo code LUV2015!

The HR Association of Palm Beach County Conference & Expo is our chapter's annual conferenceattracting more than 250 human resource professionals representing varied industries and businesses.

The 2015 HRPBC Annual Conference will be held on May 14, 2015 at the beautiful Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. We will have a special pre-conference reception on May 13, 2015. The conference will be catered by The Breakers and will have incredible breakout sessions throughout the HR disciplines. HRPBC's Annual Conference will be applying for more than 8 HRCI credits.

PRE-CONFERENCE KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Rita Craig's, SPHR program is “What's in a Name?”.  Results-driven consultant, coach, author and speaker, Rita is founder and president of Top Tier Leadership. Ms. Craig taps into her nearly 40 years of global human resources experience, including nearly 25 years in the corporate arena, to help transform clients – individuals, companies, publicsector and associations – into highly effective employees, executives and organizations.

OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Janel Anderson's program is “Head On: Addressing Challenging Conversations at Work”. She is the CEO & Chief Conversation Officer of Working Conversations. She is also the Head Coach, Keynote Speaker & Principal Consultant. Janel holds a PhD in organizational communication from Purdue University and a coaching certification from Dr. Martha Beck (best-selling author, columnist for O Magazine, and life coach to the Oprah Winfrey Show).

LUNCH KEYNOTE SPEAKERSam Glenn's program is It’s Time for an Attitude RECHARGE!". He is a motivational keynote speaker and business author.

Sam Glenn ignites personal and professional positivity. Sam is regarded as one of the top speakers in the speaking industry and has won multiple national awards, Speaker of the Year and Most Outstanding Motivational Video.
Sam is an accomplished artist, author and operates his highly successful speaking businesses. His programs are rooted in the belief that keeping a positive outlook in any situation is essential to finding success and fulfillment in work and in life. 

CLOSING KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Art Jackson's program is Collaboration Leadership 101 - “How To Lead So Others WANT To Work Together” He is the President of Eagles Nest Performance Management, Inc. 
Art is a professional speaker and executive coach. He is a recognized expert in the areas of leadership, performance improvement and interpersonal skills.  Art is the originator of the Purpose Centered Leadership™ system that has been used to improve performance in many facets of public and private life.

Art is currently an adjunct professor at the USDA Graduate School; Conducts strategic planning for the Department of Homeland Security; and presents leadership training for members of the US Central Intelligence Agency.


Click here to register! and don't forget to use your promo code LUV2015.

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May 13th-Pre-Conference Reception

  • 3:15 PM - Registration opens
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Interactive pre-meeting session
  • 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM - Reception while mingling and networking with our speakers and HR professionals from around the tri-county area
  • Enjoy hors d'oeuvresby the Breakers of Palm Beach & one-drink ticket (cash bar will be available)


  • 7:00 AM - Registration opens
  • 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM - Continental Breakfast
  • 8:15 AM - Conference kicks off with opening keynote session
  • 5:45 PM - Conference concludes with lots of raffle prizes and a HR Florida Conference registration and a special prize to be revealed at the conference (must be present to win)

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 We will see you there!

Katie Beirne, MBA, PHR and Zanea Taylor, PHR - Conference Co-Chairs and The 2015 HRPBC Leadership Team


HRPBC is looking for volunteer concurrent session speakers for our 2015 annual conference. If you are interested please submit your proposal including topic and contact information to

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A Seminar on Legal Issues Facing Human Resource Executives and In-House Counsel

Boca Raton Resort and Club
501 East Camino Real
Boca Raton, FL 33432

Breakfast and Registration 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

RSVP here by Monday March 3, 2015

Please note: Your reservation will be confirmed after payment has been received. You will receive payment instructions after you submit your RSVP using the link above.

This event is by invitation only and seating is limited. The registration fee of $150 per person includes breakfast, lunch, and all session materials. If three (3) or more representatives from one (1) company attend, the registration fee is reduced to $125 per person (all registrations must be submitted at the same time in order to receive the discount).


Q: Which topics will be covered?



If you chose E: All of the Above, you will make for a great game show contestant as we poll the audience for an interactive session of Law and the Multiple Choice Workplace.


Allan S. Bloom, Partner, Proskauer
Paul Salvatore, Partner, Proskauer
Jurate Schwartz, Associate, Proskauer
AllanH. Weitzman, Partner, Proskauer

If you have any questions, contact Liz McLeod or (561) 995-4761.

CLE Credit:

The Florida Bar has been asked to approve this seminar for 6.0 General CLE credits.

HRCI Credit:

For this program, we shall ask for approval for 4.0 General recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR Recertification through the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at




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