HR Florida


Florida State Council Affiliate of SHRM

December 2023


Letter from the Editor: Holiday Wellness

By Alan Bernstein

This time of year often brings a flurry of activities, delicious indulgences, and opportunities to connect with loved ones. However, it can also be a time when our self-care routines take a backseat. So, let’s embark on this festive season with a mindful approach to wellness. Read More.

Going Beyond the Myths to Create More Effective Benefits Strategies

By Stephanie Wainwright

What really matters today is a benefits strategy with a human-centered basis, one that understands the forces influencing employees’ lives and work experiences and responds with more than just a cookie-cutter lineup of benefits. Read More.

Use AI Conversations to Understand Employee Feedback and Frustrations

By Jason Walker and Rey Ramirez

Imagine the extraordinary ability to have conversations with hundreds (or even thousands) of employees in one week. With the emergence of AI, a new company is helping HR leaders to accomplish just that. Read More.

If It Wasn’t Flexible, It Would Just be Called the “Work Arrangement”

By Wendy Cocke

Most often, when I ask people about what they want out of a flexible work arrangement, they give me a lot of requirements, but most of them bring up something that is not particularly flexible. This may be childcare, parent care, or a side hustle. The point is that they simply want to work reduced hours, or that they would prefer to have a non-traditional schedule… not a flexible schedule. Read More.

Gallagher’s Workforce Trends Report: Organizational Wellbeing

63% of CHROs are concerned about employee disengagement and they’re prioritizing retention in 2024. The cause of disengagement is poor leadership, a lack of support from employers, inadequate career development, and limited workplace flexibility. To avoid this, your organization’s talent strategy must incorporate a proactive approach to retention. Read More.

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Moment of Inspiration

In doing comes the power to do.

Provided by Richard Steel, Idaho State Council Director

Call for Content Submissions

We are excited to announce that we are now accepting content submissions for the upcoming year. We invite you to share your expertise, creativity, and unique perspectives with our readership. Your contributions enrich the diversity of voices and ideas on our platform, and we can’t wait to see what you have in store for us. 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. Each month we bring you information from around the state so you can stay informed on upcoming meetings and conferences. Chapters work hard to provide timely, exceptional educational programs, often for recertification credits, and welcome you to attend as a member or as a guest! If you are not a member of a local chapter, visit 2023 Chapters & Chapter Presidents – HR Florida State Council to find a Chapter near you.

What’s Happening in Your Local Area?

Check out the Chapter Community 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].

Legislative Conference 2024 – Registration Open!

For more information, click Legislative Conference – HR Florida State Council or download the flyer here.


Earn Your SHRM Certification

HR Florida recognizes the importance of Human Resources professionals obtaining their SHRM certification. Obtaining a certification can be a valuable step for HR professionals to advance their career and demonstrate their mastery of the field. If you have been thinking about obtaining your certification, please visit HR Certification – HR Florida State Council.

The Women in Leadership Institute™

WIL is a four-day learning conference that equips women leaders with actionable strategies to overcome the hurdles women often face in the workplace. This isn’t your typical women’s conference. This immersive leadership development experience drives results and accelerates the advancement of women. Register Here! and use promo code WIL23-FL to designate you heard about the conference from HR Florida State Council.

Upcoming SHRM National Events

Check out the Events page on the SHRM website!

HR Conference Cruise

You are invited! Join us for great speakers, terrific networking, and fun!

Click here to register or download the flyer now.



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HR Florida Review Magazine

Share your expertise as an HR professional with over 16,000 other HR professionals! Encourage colleagues to submit articles too. We are currently looking for content on topics ranging from Employee Relations, State & Federal Compliance, Inclusion & Diversity, Leadership, Organizational Development, & any other Best Practice Advice for HR Professionals.

Submit an article for our next issue!

HR Florida Newswire

Purpose: Share upcoming events, announcements, and recent news relevant to HR professionals and Chapter members.

Style: Brief, direct, summarized information (pictures appreciated).

Submission deadline: The 3rd Wednesday of each month, for the following month’s newswire.

Format: Send submissions in Word format to Alan Bernstein at [email protected].

Mouth of the South Blog

Share your interesting stories/tips from the HR Profession.

Submissions: ONGOING

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We hope you enjoy our selections of original content, local and national updates, and news you can use. Please let us know what you think! All comments are welcome and encouraged. Send to [email protected]. Thank you for your readership and contributions!