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Society for Human Resource Management
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 210,000 individual members, the Society's mission is to serve the needs of HR professionals by providing the most essential and comprehensive resources available. As an influential voice, the Society's mission is also to advance the human resource profession to ensure that HR is recognized as an essential partner in developing and executing organizational strategy. Founded in 1948, SHRM currently has more than 550 affiliated chapters and members in more than 100 countries.

HR Florida
Representing over 12,000 individual members, the HR Florida State Council is the state affiliate for the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM.)


HR Florida Buyer's Guide
Provides a listing of statewide human resource service providers.


HR Florida Review Magazine
The HR Florida Review magazine provides timely information to all of HR Florida State Council's Chapter Membership and SHRM non-chapter membership totaling over 12,000 directors and managers in Human Resources. Our magazine is an important source of information that chronicles events such as the Annual Conference and other meetings held throughout the year. Readers enjoy valuable information such as an executive focus, feature articles, trends of human resources and future outlooks for the industry.


American Society for Training & Development
ASTDis the world’s largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals. ASTD’s members come from more than 100 countries and connect locally in 140 U.S. chapters and 24 Global Networks. Members work in thousands of organizations of all sizes, in government, as independent consultants, and suppliers.


ASTD Buyer's Guide
A trainers resource for products and services.

International Personnel Management Association
IPMA-HR is an organization that represents the interests of human resource professionals at the Federal, State and Local levels of government. Our goal is to provide information and assistance to help HR professionals increase their job performance and overall agency function by providing cost effective products, services and educational opportunities.


College and University Personnel Association
CUPA-HR provides global leadership to the higher education human resources profession and the higher education community by offering essential knowledge, resources and connections that enhance individual and institutional capacity and competitiveness.


Human Resource Planning Society
The Human Resource Planning Society, a not-for-profit organization headquartered in New York City, has been the premier global association and network of senior human resource executives and thought leaders for over 25 years. The majority of the 3,000 plus members of HRPS represent firms of $500 million or more in annual sales, with the balance of the membership representing smaller firms, partners and senior consultants from global HR consulting firms, and leading university faculty and researchers.


International Association for HR Information Management
The International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM) is your link to the unique world of HR information management, systems issues, trends, and technology.


Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI)
EBRI is the only accepted neutral authority promoting the understanding and furtherance of employee benefits national policy. It is not organized as a lobbying organization. The EBRI mission is to contribute to, to encourage, and to enhance the development of sound employee benefit programs and public policy through objective research and education. To accomplish the mission all parties have to be willing to rely upon our work. EBRI does not represent; it does research and education.


Florida Commission on Human Relations
The Commission is the state agency charged with enforcing the state’s civil rights laws and serves as a resource on human relations for the people of Florida. It is against Florida law to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status or familial status. The Commission investigates complaints in the areas of areas of employment, housing, public accommodations and state employee whistle-blower retaliation.

The Commission is responsible for promoting fair treatment, equal opportunity and mutual respect among members of all economic, social, racial, religious and ethnic groups and works to eliminate discrimination against groups and their members.

View the FCHR Sexual Harassment Video.

Big Bend Works is a one-stop resource for citizens who work or live in our eight-county region. Complete with six core focus areas, including job information, human services, training and re-training, career opportunities, unemployment and financial resources, this comprehensive site ensures citizens are connected to vital information and tools needed for a seamless path through employment transition. Resources 4U -- taking care of you.



U.S. Department of Labor


Bureau of Labor Statistics
The BLS is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor.


The elaws Advisors are interactive e-tools that provide easy-to-understand information about a number of federal employment laws. Each Advisor simulates the interaction you might have with an employment law expert. It asks questions and provides answers based on responses given.


Occupational Outlook Handbook
For hundreds of different types of jobs undefined such as teacher, lawyer, and nurse undefined theOccupational Outlook Handbooktells you the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job and working conditions. In addition, theHandbookgives you job search tips, links to information about the job market in each State, and more.


Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
OSHA's mission is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health.


Employee Benefits Security Administration
EBSA protects the integrity of pensions, health plans, and other employee benefits for more than 150 million people.


Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal agency responsible for enforcing employment discrimination laws.


EEOC Training Institute
The Training Institute provides a wide variety of training programs to help employers understand, prevent and correct discrimination in the workplace. Experience and learn from the authorities on EEO law.


National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1935 to administer the National Labor Relations Act, the primary law governing relations between unions and employers in the private sector. The statute guarantees the right of employees to organize and to bargain collectively with their employers, and to engage in other protected concerted activity with or without a union, or to refrain from all such activity.