Monday, November 24, 2014

What's trending in the news, in business, or with our employees? Within the HR field, it can be critical to pay attention to trends. It is important to pay attention to the priorities placed on pieces of our business and our resources. We must understand the wheels and cogs of the transactions we complete. We must be able to measure our success and the completion of our work.

HR Florida could not be successful without the hard work and support of its volunteer leaders. Volunteer leaders are chapter presidents and board members who make up the HR Florida State Council. The Volunteer of the Year is an annual award that recognizes a volunteer who actively supports, promotes, and develops the human resource profession through volunteerism.

The success of HR Florida depends on the diligent work and support of local Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) affiliated chapters. The HR Florida chapter excellence awards honor the work of local Florida chapters. The awards focus on the demonstrated achievements and execution of one or more leadership core areas.

One of the primary functions of human resources is change management.

At HR Florida, we typically serve two-year terms. I was honored to change roles and serve as this year's (and next year's) Conference Director. As we celebrated our 35th anniversary, we were excited to look at the past, present and future of our industry, the state and our organization.

Employers often assert good faith compliance to mitigate charges and fines for alleged employment verification violations and/or charges of having knowingly hired an unauthorized worker. However, in many instances this defense fails because the employer has not taken the proactive steps required for the defense to succeed. What are effective ways to make the best use of the good faith defense? Read on to learn more.

In a typical business organization coaching program, the company usually acts on behalf of the employee who is to be coached (usually a new hire) by matching that individual up with an experienced, well established employee who will serve as the coach. However, that is not to say that an employee can’t take the initiative for their own coaching.

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