HR Florida


Florida State Council Affiliate of SHRM

February 2023


The Newest Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance: What You Need to Know

By Kenneth A. Knox, Esq

This new directive is part of a growing state and local trend of adding unique specific steps in the background screening process. However, these new laws make the hiring process more complex. So, what do you need to know about the new Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance? Read More

Labor Shortages Forecast to Persist for Years

By Roy Maurer

Economists are predicting a slowdown in labor market activity in the U.S. in 2023 due to a likely recession, a continued battle with inflation, more layoffs and higher unemployment. But data shows the far greater concern lies in something that’s not so changeable: demographics.

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Balancing Anti-Discrimination Policies with Religious Protections

By Leah Shepherd

Most employers know their workforce encompasses a wide range of different religions, and sometimes that results in unintended conflicts with the company’s anti-discrimination and social media policies. What should an employer do if employees say things that are offensive toward certain groups or religions?

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SHRM Foundation’s Human Resources Registered Apprentice Program

Are you challenged by finding entry level HR talent? Are you looking to diversify your HR team? Do you want to reduce turnover? Do you want to invest in talent and have a positive return on investment? The HR RAP can provide this and more! Read More


Moment of Inspiration

“If who you are doesn’t fit where you are, change where you are, not who you are” – Caroline Wanga. 

Provided by Karis Richardson, SHRM-SCP, HR Virginia State Council Director

Register Today to Save

Rates Increase March 1st

Florida Trend Best Companies to Work For in Florida 2023

Villyge Supports the “Whole Person”

Today, in the spirit of inclusivity, there is an employee benefit for just about everything. But in an attempt to “care for the whole person,” many employers have lost sight of one of the greatest difference makers in wellbeing – the role of the manager.

VILLYGE – Because life doesn’t stop…


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.


District 8 Shines Like Diamonds!

By Stephanie Dieter, MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, District Director

The chapters of District 8 – Charlotte County SHRM, HR Collier, and SHRM Southwest Florida – have much to be proud of. Whether it’s a milestone chapter anniversary spanning three decades of volunteer leadership to the community, seven years of dedication to serving the business leaders in their community to ensure that they are building better workplaces, or taking the time to sit with a high school student to better prepare them for the journey that lies ahead as they prepare to enter the workforce, these volunteer leaders are making an impact! Read More


2/09/23Confessions of a CIA Spy – The Art of Human HackingHosted by South Brevard SHRMLearn More
2/16/23The New Proposed Independent Contractor TestHosted by HR MARTIN COUNTYLearn More
2/17/23FEB 2023 SHRM & Jackson Lewis Virtual EventHosted by SHRM JACKSONVILLELearn More
2/17/23Professional development programHosted by SARASOTA-MANATEE HRALearn More
2/21/23An Introduction to Flourishing Longevity WorkshopHosted by GOSHRMLearn More
2/21/23Chapter Meeting – Emotional Intelligence (EQ) for ManagersHosted by SPACE COAST HRALearn More
3/2/23March 2023 Chapter MeetingHosted by SHRM JACKSONVILLELearn More
3/7/23Heart of HR: Motivate Innovate CultivateHosted by OCALA HRMALearn More
3/8/23Karen Shepherd – Drum To Your Own Heart BeatHosted by FL KEYS SHRMLearn More
3/8/23The evolution Learning and Development (automation, remote learning, reskilling, succession)Hosted by SUNCOASTHRLearn More
3/9/23The 4 Pillars of Creating a Mentally Healthy WorkplaceHosted by SOUTH BREVARD SHRMLearn More
3/15/23HRABC Legal ConferenceHosted by HR ABCLearn More
3/17/23Legal update with Gail FarbHosted by SARASOTA-MANATEE HRALearn More
3/21/23Restoring Respect: How to Guide for Supporting the Repair of Broken Work RelationshipsHosted by GOSHRMLearn More
3/21/23Chapter Meeting – Leadership and Personality: How they IntersectHosted by SPACE COAST HRALearn More
3/23/23MAR 2023 CareerTalkHosted by SHRM JACKSONVILLELearn More

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


3/06 – 3/11, 2023HR Conference CruiseLeaving from Miami
3/22 – 3/23, 2023Legislative ConferenceLegislative Conference – HR Florida State Council
8/27 – 8/30, 2023HR Florida Conference & ExpoRegistration Open! Register at


2/26 – 2/28, 2023SHRM Employment Law & Compliance ConferenceVirtual & Washington, DC
3/07 – 3/08, 2023SHRMTECH 2023San Francisco, CA
4/16 – 4/19, 2023SHRM Talent Conference & ExpoVirtual & Orlando, FL
6/11 – 6/13, 2023SHRM Annual Conference & ExpoVirtual & Las Vegas, NV
10/30 – 11/1, 2023Inclusion 2023Virtual & Savannah, GA



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HR Florida Review

Share your expertise as an HR professional with over 16,000 other HR professionals! Encourage colleagues to submit articles. 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.

Submission:  Now accepting submissions for our next issue!

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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!

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