HR Florida


Florida State Council Affiliate of SHRM

May 2024


Letter From the Editor: Belonging and Unity

By Alan Bernstein

Our newsletter serves as a conduit for sharing knowledge, insights, and updates relevant to our diverse workforce. It’s a platform where we celebrate achievements, address challenges, and explore opportunities for growth and development. Read More.

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How to Be a Boss that Grows People and the Business

By Mack Perry

Effective leaders are critical influences over the kind of cultures that mark the best companies – those that people want to work for and stay with – over the long haul. But what makes an effective leader? And can the qualities be coached? Read More.

Looking for Leadership? Look No Further Than Dawn Staley

By Doug Van Dyke

The 2024 Lady Gamecocks were the 10th undefeated champion in D1 women’s basketball history. As a tribute, I share what I believe to be are Dawn Staley’s top 10 leadership attributes. Read More.

Employee Voice: Constructive or Destructive?  The HR Practitioners Guide to Positive Outcomes

By Dr. Keith D. Holloway

Communication, participation, facilitation, and negotiation are building blocks for creating effective systems for employee involvement, engagement, and feedback. These systems are crucial to the promotion of constructive voice within the organization and creating them is a challenge that is worth the time and attention of HR professionals. Read More.

Because Life Doesn’t Stop…

EY and Saïd Business School just released a study that reveals that leaders prioritizing a human-centered approach are up to 12X more successful – wow! Upskilling leaders in this area leads to extremely impactful results for the entire organization. Read More.


Moment of Inspiration

“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.” – Rikki Rogers, writer and poet known for her insightful reflections on life, resilience, and personal growth.

HR Florida’s Emerging Professionals

By Georgette Cartagena, SHRM-CP

An emerging professional can be a student in a degree seeking program and/or someone who has been in the workforce already but is transitioning into a new career in HR. Read More.

Community Spotlight

By Nate Shannon, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, District 3 Director

HR Florida District 3 includes North Central Florida SHRM, Ocala Human Resources Management Association, and SHRM Jacksonville. These chapters are doing great work in their communities! 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].

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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