President’s Letter

 
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The Christmas Holiday Season has definitely arrived and there is even a chill in the air in Tampa. Gosh, it’s amazing how cold I feel when the temperatures drop below 60 degrees. My friends and family up north just laugh at me, but no worries – I laugh back when they have a snow shovel in their hands!

 

I’ve taken a few moments to reflect back on my journey as your President of the SuncoastHR Chapter for 2018. First of all, I was very blessed to have such a talented and committed group of board and executive board members that supported my vision for the Chapter. Knowing this is a volunteer only board and the demands that life places on all of us, I was humbled to see the sustained level of high commitment from everyone with the desire for our membership to have a positive experience (professionally and personally) being a part of SuncoastHR.

 

As a team, we were able to journey down different paths than what the chapter may have done in the past and stepped away from traditional style speakers and meetings. The Chapter turned to the HR talent in the local and regional communities and tapped their expertise to share with our members. We began with a discussion on transportation and how our international airport has such an impact on our regional economy.

Plus, the HR leader shared how the mindset of the employees at the airport take a customer service approach at all levels with the travelers. In February, we reviewed having an active shooter in the workplace and later that day, the Parkland School shootings occurred – that was a little scary! A subject matter expert on dealing with crises in the workplace presented in March. In April, one of our most popular meetings occurred with the local CHRO panel discussing “What keeps them up at night”.

As the hurricane season approached, we used the May meeting to bring in experts from Duke Energy, Pinellas County and a SME from PSCU to review hurricane preparations. For the meeting in June, guest speakers from AON and Mercer summarized upcoming trends in compensation and benefits. For July, we reviewed LinkedIn and the importance of this business media tool. For August, we returned to a panel discussion involving total rewards and its importance to attract and retain critical employees.

September was our half day legislative conference with four different law firms discussing relevant legal issues within our workplace. Bill Grob followed up in October sharing his legal expertise with the chapter members. And, finally, for November, we successfully hosted a joint chapter meeting with HR Tampa reviewing the important topic of diversity and inclusion.

 

Even with a rather “full” monthly schedule of quality topics, we still found time to have fun and network with other chapter members. Several different socials and a happy hour after our legislative conference were offered and well attended. We also gave back to the community in a variety of different ways with clothing, school supplies and canned food. The chapter continued the tradition of providing resume critiques at local job fairs. And to end the year on a fabulous note, we will have a holiday celebration at The Canopy in St. Petersburg on Wednesday evening, December 12th.

 

Oh, and I have to say “thank you” for accepting and participating at the beginning of each meeting with helping employees in transition, greeting new members, welcoming new guests and connecting with other chapter members.

 

All in all, we have had a positive 2018 and each of you helped to make this happen. I am looking forward to having Rich Williams as our new Chapter President for 2019 and I ask that you give him the

same support that you did for me during my tenure as your President. From all of us on the Board of the SuncoastHR Chapter, best wishes for a safe and wonderful holiday season!

 

-Darren Veneri

 
 
 
 
 
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Variable Pay

Improving Performance with Variable Pay

CERTIFICATION EXAM: C12/GR6*

 
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Designing for Results

This intermediate-level course presents the fundamentals of variable pay. The course focuses on compensation strategy and variable pay, definitions and the design and implementation of incentive, recognition and bonus plans.

  • Learn about the three categories of variable pay.

  • Identify common business strategies and objectives for achieving them.

  • Examine internal and external factors.

  • Discuss the activities for designing the structure of the plan.

  • Find out aspects to consider in establishing target performance and payouts.

  • Learn about funding and distribution of plan earnings.

  • Discover how to implement, communicate and evaluate the success

    of your plan.

 
REGISTER TODAY!
 
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April 8 and 9, 2019 (Monday and Tuesday)
 
DATE
St. Petersburg, FL, location TBD
 
LOCATION (CITY, STATE)
Suncoast HR Management Association
 
SPONSORED BY
www.worldatwork.org/suncoast-hr
 
TO REGISTER, CONTACT
Contact Will Rives at worldatwork@suncoasthr.org

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is designed for HR professionals responsible for designing, assessing or maintaining variable pay programs.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

■ Total Rewards and Variable Pay

■ Supporting Business Objectives through Variable Pay
■ Types of Variable Pay
■ Developing a Variable Pay Plan — Phases 1 and 2
■ Developing a Variable Pay Plan — Phase 3
■ Implementation and Evaluation

 

CREDITS

  • CCP: Required

  • GRP: Required

  • Recertification: 2 Course, .5 Exam

  • CEUs: 1.5 Course, .3 Exam

  • CPEs: 16

  • CFP: 8

  • CPT: 12 Points

  • PHR/SPHR/GPHR Recertification

    Hours: 16 (Traditional Classroom); 14 (Instructor-Led Live Online)

     

    For more information visit

    www.worldatwork.org/education

 

 
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Total Rewards Management

CERTIFICATION EXAM: T1/GR1*
 
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Attract, Motivate and Retain Employees with an Effective Rewards Program

Learn what is required to formulate a rewards program that has the power to attract, motivate and retain — total rewards. Participants are introduced to the total rewards model and each of its components. Emphasis is given to the five elements of total rewards: compensation, benefits, work-life, perfor- mance and recognition, and development and career opportunities.

  • Gain an understanding of total rewards management

  • Discover the five elements of total rewards

  • Understand the critical role of the main drivers — organizational culture, business strategy and human resources strategy

  • Learn the process of designing a successful total rewards strategy

 
REGISTER TODAY!
 
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October 14 and 15, (Monday and Tuesday)
 
DATE
St. Petersburg, FL, location TBD
 
LOCATION (CITY, STATE)
Suncoast HR Management Association
 
SPONSORED BY
www.worldatwork.org/suncoast-hr
 
TO REGISTER, CONTACT
Contact Will Rives at worldatwork@suncoasthr.org

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is designed for professionals new to human resources, as well as HR generalists or line managers who want a basic overview of the components that can create an effective balance in employee rewards tools.

 

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

■ Introduction to Total Rewards

■ Compensation
■ Benefits
■ Work-Life

■ Performance and Recognition
■ Development and Career Opportunities

■ Total Rewards — Putting It All Together


CREDITS

  • CCP: Required

  • CBP: Required

  • GRP: Required

  • Recertification: 2 course, .5 exam

  • CEUs: 1.5 course, .3 exam

  • CPEs: 16

  • CPT: 12 points

  • PHR/SPHR/GPHR Recertification

    Hours:16 (Traditional Classroom); 14 (Instructor-Led Live Online)

     

 

For more information visit

www.worldatwork.org/education

 

 
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