HR Florida


Florida State Council Affiliate of SHRM

January 2024

Legislative Conference 2024

Join us for the 13th Annual Florida State Legislative Conference which provides you with a unique opportunity to visit our State’s Capitol where you will learn about pending legislation and its impact on employment.

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


Letter from the Editor

By Alan Bernstein

As we step into the promising year of 2024, I’m thrilled to share some exciting prospects and trends that might shape our experiences in the coming months. Read More.

DEI Remains Vital in Today’s Workplace

By Nirupa Netram, Esq.

Organizations prioritizing DEI are more likely to attract and retain top talent, as job seekers value workplaces committed to DEI principles. Therefore, DEI is not just a moral imperative—it’s a business imperative for every organization. Read More.

Battling the Dark Side of Authentic Leadership

By Mostafa Sayyadi & Michael J. Provitera

Authentic leadership provides prescriptive and anecdotal applications that leaders and supervisors can grasp. It is straightforward and uses a variety of guidelines for both leaders and followers alike. Read More.

Did You Know?

Leader and management development is THE #1 priority for HR in 2024. Why? Well, according to Gartner, more than 75% of employees have placed increased importance on manager support while managers juggle 51% more responsibilities than they can handle. Managers are struggling and they need help to lead effectively in today’s landscape. Read More.

Research Opportunity: Take a 5-minute Survey and Help a Doctoral Student

We would like to invite you to support a study on The Impact of COVID 19 on the Perception of Traditional vs Online Degrees; Implications for Hiring Decisions. To begin, go to the survey. For more information, click here.


Moment of Inspiration

“It is never to late to be what you might have been.” – George Elliott

Provided by Bernard Nunies, State Council Director of Hawaii

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 Carol Lang, MS, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, District Director

District 9 is comprised of HR Martin County, Palm Beach County SHRM, and SMA South Florida. These chapters achieved so much in 2023 while also elevating the HR profession not only for their members but also for their communities. Take a look at what District 9 is planning for 2024! Read More.

HR Florida Conference 2024 — Register Now!


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.


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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Tell Us What You Think

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!



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