HR Florida


Florida State Council Affiliate of SHRM

April 2024


Letter From the Editor: Spring Cleaning

By Alan Bernstein

Just as nature sheds its old to make way for the new, we HR professionals also must engage in our own version of spring cleaning. Read More.

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The Quest to Bridge the Gap Between HR Practice and HR Science

By Shellie Halstead, Ed.D., SHRM-SCP and Professor Abram Walton, Ph.D.

One of the goals of HR Florida is to promote activities that serve the HR professional and the broader profession. Discover how the HR Florida Analytics and Innovation Research Committee can help bridge that gap. Read More.

Leveraging Creative Hybrid Models for Successful Collaboration

By Taylor Queen

While every hybrid model has its pros and cons, if continuing to offer hybrid work is a priority, leaders should feel confident that they can find the hybrid model that works for them. Read More.

Because Life Doesn’t Stop…

It’s no surprise that ML and AI are changing the future of work. So, how can organizations remain relevant, competitive and profitable? SHRM says it has to do with placing a greater emphasis on human-centric leadership skills. Read More.

HR Cruise Recap

By Michael G Medoro

Held last month, this unique HR educational conference was coordinated by Aspect Marketing in partnership with HR Florida, the NY SHRM State Council, and the Ohio SHRM State Council. Read More.


Moment of Inspiration

“No matter where you go, there you are.”  — Originally 1955 within the “Hazleton Collegian” periodical published by students attending Pennsylvania State University. Made famous by Peter Weller in “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension” (1984), directed by W.D. Richter, with Peter Weller and Ellen Barkin.

Find a Chapter Near You

HR Florida is a community of 28 professional chapters and a growing number of student chapters organized into 10 districts. Visit 2024 Chapters – HR Florida State Council to find a Chapter near you!

What’s Happening in Your Local Area?

Check out the Calendar on our website!

If you are an affiliated chapter within the state of Florida and wish to post an event, please email Kathy Scott at [email protected].

Community Spotlight

By Stephanie Conn, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, District 2 Director

HR Florida District 2 covers the areas of Bay County, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon and Wakulla counties. Within the geographical boundaries of the district, we have two Platinum Excel award winning chapters: Bay County SHRM and Big Bend SHRM. Read More.

HR Florida Career Center

Looking for HR talent to grow your team? Seeking your next career opportunity?  This dynamic platform serves as a centralized hub where job seekers and employers can connect, creating a seamless experience for talent acquisition in the Sunshine State. Visit the HR Florida Career Center at and explore the possibilities today. Read More.

Upcoming SHRM National Events

Check out the Events page on the SHRM website!

HR Conference Cruise 2025


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