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February General Monthly Meeting

February 28, 2019
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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PGA Golf Club, Wanamaker Room
1916 Perfect Drive
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

February General Meeting


Meeting Sponsor - Phil Doumar

Approved for 1 SHRM PDC and 1 HRCI Credit

Onboarding - Getting It Right From The Beginning

Presented By:  Chad Sorenson, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

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The saying goes – you only get one chance to make a good first impression.  This first impression is vitally important to your new employee joining the company.  It has been proven time and again that a well?balanced and structured onboarding program can reduce costs and accelerate productivity.  With all the evidence to the contrary, why do companies still equate onboarding with the dreaded forms and boring PowerPoint presentation in HR? During this session, we will explore the critical elements of onboarding including:  Getting the right tools and people in place for a balanced and effective program; Creating buy?in not only from the executives, but the hiring manager for a program that involves more than forms and a tour; Defining success by looking at factors such as retention, employee morale, productivity levels and more.


Chad Sorenson is the President and Founder of Adaptive HR Solutions and has over 25 years of diverse business, communications and human resource experience.

He works with companies across the state that range from 5 to 1,200 employees and focuses on leadership development, manager training, employee performance management and employer compliance in industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, construction trades, and professional services organizations. Prior to founding Adaptive HR Solutions in 2008, Chad has been Vice President, Director and Manager of Human Resources for several companies in the Jacksonville area.

He is certified as a SHRM-Senior Certified Professional and a Senior Professional in Human Resources. Chad serves the 2019 President Elect for the HR Florida State Council. He was also the President of SHRM Jacksonville in 2015 and 2016. Chad regularly speaks to other SHRM Chapters, business associations, and companies across the state on topics such as leadership development and employee engagement.

In addition to giving back to the HR field, Chad is actively involved in his church and has been a volunteer leader with Boy Scouts for over 10 years. He is an Eagle Scout and a graduate of Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. The keys to his success are Devotion to God, Dedication to Family, Continuous Service, Lifetime Learning, and Always Remembering to Laugh.


$20.00 Board Directors and Chairs

$25.00 Member Ticket

$35.00 Non-Member Ticket

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