Human Resources

Kevin Vance
Duane Morris LLP

Staff Contact



Educate Chamber membership and local HR community on recent and proposed legislative changes, as well as HR-related aftermath of presidential election:

·                     Focus HR Insights Program on post-election legal and HR landscape

·                     Host additional event discussing U.S. Department of Labor overtime rule and/or other changes or proposed changes in the law

·                     Continue mock trial or similar component of HR Insights, but add timely, more current topics


Increase awareness of available talent for the South Florida business community by connecting Chamber members with college students:

·                     Engage institutions of higher education by hosting a collaborative event (with Chamber committees such as HYPE Miami®, Education, Technology and others as determined), to connect Chamber members with talent for industry specific opportunities

·                     Explore how students from area universities can partner with business owners to initiate internships and/or employment opportunities


Refurbish 2017 Excellence in HR Awards program to compete with other HR award programs that have recently appeared in South Florida

·                     Better define awards categories and differentiate between them

·                     Start nominations process prior to end of 2016 calendar year

·                     Increase number of awards from six to eight


Increase Chamber membership’s awareness of and interest in HR Committee:

·                     Survey Chamber members to assess their perceived needs:

o   Create an action plan based on outcomes

o   Synthesize and categorize information in alignment with business size and scope as needs vary

·                     Differentiate programming from competing HR industry events by focusing on practical but high level topics designed to appeal to underserved groups such as senior HR professionals (Director and VP level) and non-HR executives who perform HR function in smaller companies

·                     Incorporate locally relevant HR topics to align programming with Chamber goals and to differentiate programming from competing HR industry and law firm events


·         Update areas of recognition of the Excellence in HR Awards

Additional Committee Programming

Excellence in HR Awards

HR Insights

The Chamber’s Human Resources Committee has designed programming for small business owners, executives and HR professionals offering a stimulating and informative forum that highlights topics that support business strategies with HR related resources. An HRCI approved provider determines program eligibility for credit hours towards recertification on annual basis. Featured experts cover recent changes in topics including:

  • employment law
  • workforce training/education
  • organizational development
  • performance management