HR Florida


Florida State Council Affiliate of SHRM

March 2023


6 Ways to Reverse Quiet Quitting

By Vivian Blade

What strategies are effective in reversing the cycle of quiet quitting? To be engaged is a partnership – individuals have a role, teams collectively have a role, and leaders have a role to play. Read More

HR Florida Hosts Legislative Conference and Sponsors Capital Report during Legislative Session

By Chad Sorenson

The Florida Legislature is in session once a year and spends two months focused on drafting legislation and setting the budget for the next fiscal year. Over the past decade, HR Florida has actively participated in the process by hosting a Legislative Conference to advocate on behalf of HR professionals and employers from across the state. Read More

Eleventh Circuit Reinforces Fluctuating Workweek method of Paying Overtime

By Jeffrey D. Mokotoff

The federal Department of Labor (DOL) has long interpreted the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to allow an employer to pay a nonexempt employee a fixed salary for all hours worked in a workweek and “half-time” of an employee’s regular rate for all hours worked greater than forty in a workweek, instead of “time-and-a-half” pay for those hours. This method of pay — called the “fluctuating workweek method” — may be used when a nonexempt employee’s weekly hours vary. Read More

Managers Have Bigger Impact on Employee Mental Health than Therapists

By Eve Glicksman

A new report by the Workforce Institute at UKG found that managers have a greater influence on employee mental health than therapists or doctors, and an equal influence to spouses and partners. That may be surprising until you consider that 60 percent of the employees surveyed said their job was the most significant factor in their mental health. The survey included 2,200 employees and 1,200 leaders in 10 countries. Read More

SHRM Foundation HR Apprenticeship Program: ‘It Gave Me More Confidence’

By Kathy Gurchiek

The program’s aim is to upskill incumbent workers and develop individuals new to the workforce, including youth, veterans and military spouses, people with disabilities, and those with criminal records. HR RAP students spend 18 to 24 months in on-the-job learning and are required to complete 144 hours of technical instruction. Once they complete the program, they are eligible to sit for the exam for the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) credential. Read More


Moment of Inspiration

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much” – Helen Keller

Provided by Dani Kimlinger, State Council Director for Colorado

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Villyge Supports the “Whole Person”

SHRM’s recent State of HR emphasizes how much people leaders are operating beyond their capacity.  Across industries, pressure is mounting to manage talent more effectively and push productivity forward, while administrative burdens continue to rise.  In the new era of work, HR is forced to play counselor, coach, and sounding board to employees and managers alike, without the requisite know-how (or psych degree!).  Organizations must employ tools to lighten HR’s load.  Read more about how Villyge does just that…

The Results are In…

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

Podcast: Leveraging Apprenticeships to Get Great Employees

Hiring and talent acquisition is so often premised on a “hurry up and wait” passivity: You announce a position, cross your fingers, and hope qualified applicants come to you. But what if they just don’t? If so, apprenticeships are another route that allow you develop your own talent, rather than waiting for it to arrive. In this episode of Honest HR, host Monique Akanbi speaks with Mary Wright, Manager of the SHRM Foundation’s Apprenticeship Program on how apprenticeships can help to sidestep the war for talent, and how the SHRM Foundation’s HR Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) has created a path for HR departments to develop their own superstar HR professionals. Listen Here

Leadership Conference on Safety, Health + Sustainability

Thank you for being part of the movement to make Florida the safest, healthiest and most sustainable state in America from day one. As a partner and supporter of the Florida Chamber and its Leadership Conference on Safety, Health + Sustainability, we want to recognize HR Florida’s commitment with a special offer for registration and hotel rates for this year’s event. Read More


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.


Great Things Happening in District 9!

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

The Gold Coast District includes HRMA Martin County, SMA of South Florida, and Palm Beach County SHRM. Read more about what to expect in 2023! Read 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
3/16/23MAR 2023 SHRM & HUB International Virtual EventHosted by SHRM JACKSONVILLELearn 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
4/6/23April 2023 Chapter MeetingHosted by SHRM JACKSONVILLELearn More
4/7/232nd Quarter New Member Orientation & Volunteer Open HouseHosted by SHRM JACKSONVILLELearn More
4/12/23Annual ConferenceHosted by SUNCOASTHRLearn More
4/12/23Chad Sorenson – Manager Do’s and Don’t: Compliance, Effectiveness & EngagementHosted by FL KEYS SHRMLearn More
4/18/23401(K)/EBSA AuditHosted by OCALA HRMALearn More
4/19/2326th Annual Space Coast HR ConferenceHosted by SOUTH BREVARD SHRM and SPACE COAST HRALearn More
4/27/23SHRM Jacksonville 14thAnnual Conference featuringHosted by SHRM JACKSONVILLELearn More
4/27/23HRABC Diversity Equity & Inclusion ConferenceHosted by HR ABCLearn 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] 


3/22 – 3/23,
Legislative ConferenceLegislative Conference – HR Florida State Council
5/11 – 05/12,
Leadership Conference on Safety, Health & Sustainability, Orlando, FLFlorida Leadership Conference – Home Page (
8/27 – 8/30,
HR Florida Conference & ExpoRegistration Open! Register at
10/13 – 10/14,
HR Florida Leadership Conference, Orlando


4/16 – 4/19,
SHRM Talent Conference & ExpoVirtual & Orlando, FL
6/11 – 6/13,
SHRM Annual Conference & ExpoVirtual & Las Vegas, NV
10/30 – 11/1,
Inclusion 2023Virtual & Savannah, GA
11/13 – 11/16,
2023 Women in Leadership Institute | Linkage, Inc. ( and Orlando, FL



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