HR Florida


Florida State Council Affiliate of SHRM
June 2024

June 2024


Letter from the Editor: Summer Safety Tips

By Alan Bernstein

As we dive into the summer season here in Florida, it’s crucial to prioritize our safety and well-being amidst the unique challenges and joys that our beautiful state offers. Whether you’re a life-long resident or just visiting, these tips will help you stay safe and healthy. Read More.

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Workplace Enablers Promote Employee Longevity

By Taylor Queen

Workplace enablers may not be a familiar term to all HR leaders, but every organization needs these initiatives in place to help employees feel valued, engaged and empowered. When teams are supported by workplace enablers, employees—and the business—will perform their best. Read More.

Ted Lasso and the 4 Things to Make Your Company Work

By Todd Whisenant, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

The story is about an American football coach hired to be the manager (coach) of a professional English fútbol (soccer) team. While there are business, moral, and societal issues touched upon, there is a set of leadership points that are focused upon in the last episodes that are pertinent to any leader and to any business. Read More.

The AI Jolt: Turning Teams into Superteams

By Dr. Eric L. Demirjian

As HR professionals, our role is to help employees see AI as a tool for growth and empowerment, not a threat to their jobs. So, those of you feeling like John Connor can relax – the future is not a dystopian nightmare, but a chance to transform our current workforce teams into Superteams. Read More.

Editor’s note: Dr. Demirjian and Dr. Hill will be presenting “AI & HR: 5 Uses for Today and 5 Ways to Prepare for the Superteams of Tomorrow”  at the 2024 HR Florida Conference & Expo.

Because Life Doesn’t Stop…

The role of HR professionals is often perceived as being simply administrative. But, there is so much to HR! Here are a few ways for HR pros to break this misconception and move from HR business partners to HR business MAKERS.  Read more…

Nominations now open for HR Professional of the Year

Sponsored by FisherPhillips, the HR Professional of the Year award recognizes a human resource leader who has advanced the profession in a significant way. “Best in class,” the individuals nominated for this award serve as role models for the profession by setting the standard for others to follow and apply their expertise to enhance organizational effectiveness. We want to hear from you! Click here to nominate that HR pro in your network who has really made a difference. Nominations must be received by June 30, 2024.


Moment of Inspiration

“Always count your blessings before your problems” – Nate Mahanes, SHRM-CP, Director of Dual Membership Operations and Services at SHRM

Community Spotlight

By Scott Bowers, MA, SHRM-SCP, District 4 Director

HR Florida District 4 – the North Central District – includes Lake Sumter SHRM, Mid-Florida SHRM, and Nature Coast HR Society. These chapters are doing great work in their communities!  Read More.

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].

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!

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