HR Florida


Florida State Council Affiliate of SHRM

July 2024


Letter from the Editor: Stay Informed With the Latest HR Trends

By Alan Bernstein

In addition to subscribing to HR Florida publications – Review magazine, Newswire e-newsletter, and Mouth of the South blog – here are some additional ways you can stay informed with the latest HR trends. Read More.

HR Florida Conference 2024 — Register Now!

Leveraging Learning and Development for Business Success

By Jessica Larson

The terms “training” and “learning and development” are often used interchangeably, but understanding their differences can improve an organization’s employee experience, retention and productivity. Here are three ways that a dynamic L&D program and a learning culture can enhance your organization. Read More.

Supporting Americans with Substance Use Disorder

By Cheryl Brown Merriwether, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CPRC, CRSS, CM

In November 2023, the Biden-Harris administration unveiled new initiatives to foster recovery-ready workplaces as part of President Biden’s National Drug Control Strategy. These initiatives are designed to assist Americans grappling with or in recovery from substance use disorder (SUD). This strategy also seeks to expand employment opportunities and contribute to overall economic growth and societal well-being. Read More.

Hybrid Harmony: HR’s Role in Shaping the Future

By Dr. Kate Hill

As organizations navigate the complexities of hybrid work, human resource practitioners and their departments play an essential role in ensuring that these models are executed effectively. This article explores the research on the best HR practices for managing hybrid work models in 2024, focusing on strategies that promote flexibility and effective communication and prioritize quality of work life. Read more…

Editor’s note: Dr. Hill and Dr. Demirjian 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.

Amplifying Employee Engagement by Scaling Empathic Leadership

Businessolver’s 2024 State of Workplace Empathy Report sums it up: CEOs and employees are struggling with mental health, and we can pinpoint a lack of empathy as being a BIG part of the problem. In fact, 63% of employees who cite their workplace as toxic said empathy at their organization needs to evolve. Read more…


Moment of Inspiration

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” – Dr. Nido Qubein

Community Spotlight

By Tawnya Titus, SHRM-CP, PHR, District 5 Director

HR Florida District 5 is comprised of Greater Orlando SHRM (GOSHRM), Space Coast Human Resources Association (SCHRA), and Volusia/Flagler SHRM. We are very proud to announce that all three chapters received the 2023 EXCEL Platinum Award from SHRM. District V is doing BIG THINGS! 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].

SHRM Membership & Certification Programs – July 16, 2024

Mid-Florida SHRM presents a virtual informational session on SHRM membership and certification programs. Register Here

Inside HR: Summer Series

Want to learn more about career opportunities within the HR field? Representatives from HR Florida are hosting virtual sessions on July 16 and August 6. Download the flyer for more information.

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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