Community Calendar
SHRM-ECC May Meeting & Program
Wed, 16 May 2018 12:15:00 GMT


Retaliation:  Two Can Play That Game


We all know what retaliation is … or do we? Retaliation is our first instinct when we feel attacked - it’s human nature. Combine that with the many protections that exist for employees to claim unlawful retaliation and it’s no surprise that retaliation claims are now the single most frequent type of claim brought these days. For these reasons, retaliation claims are tough to defend. At this presentation, we will discuss the different types of retaliation and how to avoid or lessen the risk of liability for unlawful retaliation in the workplace.


Presented by:

Sarah Kuehnel


Ogletree Deakins


Wednesday, May 16, 2018


Registration:  7:15am -7:30am

Business Meeting:  7:30am

Program:  8:00am  


Thank you to our Sponsor:


SHRM-ECC June Meeting & Program
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 05:00:00 GMT


The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace

Presented by: Teresa Allen

of Common Sense Solutions


A Gallup poll found that over 70% of US employees say they receive NO praise or recognition in the workplace. While 89% of managers think employees leave for more pay, the real reason may be causes which are more psychological in nature. Each employee must be appreciated, and a one size fits all approach will not work! Come prepared to learn the five languages as Teresa Allen shares strategies that will impact your team’s interactions. Be ready to share how YOU show appreciation in your workplace!


About Teresa

Teresa is owner of Common Sense Solutions, a national training and consulting firm focused on bringing common sense to business and life. She has presented her highly rated dynamic programs on customer service, sales, communication, and teambuilding for over 20 years across the US and abroad and recently relocated to the FWB/Destin area. Author of Common Sense Service: Close Encounters on the Front Lines, Teresa has ranked in the Top 5 of the world’s customer service experts for the last three years and is also ranked #5 on’s list of U.S. Speakers. Teresa can be reached through her website or by phone at 800-797-1580.

SHRM-ECC August Meeting & Program
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 05:00:00 GMT


Recruiting, Hiring, Training and Retention of Veterans in the Workforce

By Lynne Thompson – Military Employment Specialist


About Veterans, Guardsmen and Reservists

·       Definition of a Veteran

·       Military Branches and Components

·       Population / Demographics

·       Understanding the Military



·       Benefits of Hiring Service Members

·       Military Resumes

·       Military Careers

·       Create a Strategy

·       Job Descriptions

·       Finding Candidates



·       First Impressions

·       Questions

·       USERRA – Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act

·       Translating Skills


Hiring and Training

·       New Hire Orientation and Onboarding Strategies

·       The Battle Rhythm

·       Training

·       Leadership Development / Career Advancement



·       Appreciation

·       Mentoring

·       Veteran Inclusion / Affinity Group

·       Employee Engagement / Giving Back

·       Development / Growth

·       Structure

·       Candidly Speaking

·       Exit Interviews



Legal Update with Bill Krizner
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:30:00 GMT


Please Join us for our September Chapter Meeting & Program:


Employment Law Update

Presented By: Bill Krizner

of The Krizner Group

With record litigation and a dramatic increase in governmental audits impacting local business, come join us for a fun interactive look at the areas that are most likely to create costly legal exposure at your company. Topics to be covered will include key points of risk throughout the employment life cycle, common mistakes involving employee leave, and preparing for coming changes to federal wage and hour laws.

This session will be followed by a networking lunch.

More details to come!