HR Florida


Florida State Council Affiliate of SHRM

March 2024


Letter From the Editor: Mouth of the South is Back and Better Than Ever!

By Alan Bernstein

We’re thrilled to announce the much-anticipated return of HR Florida’s Mouth of the South blog site! It’s been an incredible journey, and we are eager to reconnect with our valued readers and contributors. Read More.

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The Imperative of Self-Care for the Human Resource Professional

By Kim LaMontagne

Prioritizing self-care is not only beneficial for individual HR practitioners but also essential for fostering healthier workplaces and more effective HR management strategies. Read More.

Because Life Doesn’t Stop…

Companies are losing $1.9 trillion in lost productivity due to disengaged employees, which makes up 67% of the workforce! And the disengagement starts with the manager. Read More.


Moment of Inspiration

“When looking at perseverance in times of struggle, remember every storm runs out of rain eventually.”  

Submitted by Meredith Nethercutt, Director, Volunteer Community, SHRM

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 Alonzo Smith, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, District 1 Director

HR Florida District 1 encompasses four counties: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton; and two chapters: Greater Pensacola SHRM (GPSHRM) and SHRM Emerald Coast Chapter (SHRMECC). Both chapters are very active and deeply involved in their surrounding communities. Read More.

Upcoming SHRM National Events

Check out the Events page on the SHRM website!


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