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To All SHRM Volunteers in Florida

I just want to say thank you and give you all a big “virtual” hug for the work that  you do and the many hours you spend to support HR professionals!  You are helping them to grow in their career by providing quality education and fostering relevant friendships and partnerships in your community and throughout the state.  We at SHRM respect and applaud you; we thank you, and we hope that you will reap many benefits from giving your time to the HR profession. Thank you, thank you! You are the “heartbeat” of  our profession and of SHRM.

Sincerely, Dorothy Knapp, Field Services Director, SHRM    






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Representing over 14,000 individual human resource professionals, the HR Florida State Council is the state affiliate for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  HR Florida is a 100% volunteer entity consisting of 28 SHRM affiliated chapters across the state. Our primary objective is to support the mission and initiatives of SHRM. We coordinate professional development efforts, and serve as the conduit for communication among SHRM and chapters as well as at-large members.  Learn MORE...


HR Florida Legislative Affairs Director Receives Honorable Volunteer of the Year Award
Accolade presented to Don Works at 2017 Annual HR Florida Conference & Expo

Orlando, Fla. 
 (August 30, 2017) – 
HR Florida State Council (HR Florida) recently recognized Don Works, HR Florida legislative affairs director, with its Volunteer of the Year award. Announced each year at the annual conference, the award recognizes a volunteer who actively supports, promotes and develops the human resources profession through volunteerism.

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HR Florida State Council Names Jackie Stevens HR Professional of the Year
The distinguished award was presented during 39th Annual HR Florida Conference & Expo


Orlando, Fla.  (August 28, 2017) – HR Florida State Council, the premier resource for best practices serving the public and HR professionals in the state of Florida, today announced Jackie Stevens as the 2017 HR Professional of the Year award recipient. Each year, the council recognizes a human resources leader who has advanced the profession in a significant way.

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HR Florida State Council Receives Prestigious SHRM Award for Advancing the HR Profession

Top Industry Accolade Presented to State Council and Local Florida Chapters

Tampa, Fla.  (June 14, 2017) – The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – the world’s largest HR professional society – recently awarded HR Florida State Council (HR Florida) its 2016 Platinum Excel Award. The award aligns individual chapters and state councils’ activities with SHRM’s aspirations for the human resources profession as well as recognizes accomplishments, and strategic activities and initiatives that enhance the industry.

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Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Foundation Announces HR Florida State Council as Top Fundraiser for 2016

Tampa, Fla. – Feb. 15, 2017 – The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Foundation has announced its top fundraisers of 2016. HR Florida State Council took the top spot in the country for state councils, while five state chapters landed in the Top 25: SHRM Jacksonville (No. 7), Greater Orlando SHRM (No. 13), HR Collier (No. 19), Big Bend SHRM (No. 20) and HR Tampa (No. 25). SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters nationwide.

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HR Florida Awarded 2017 SHRM Learning System Champion status!

HR Florida State Council, Inc. chapter awarded 2016 SHRM Learning System Champion status! Click here to learn more about this prestigious program.

SHRM Certification has strong momentum as we continue to see growth in the number of people who are SHRM certified, employer awareness and job postings citing SHRM certified as preferred or required qualifications, and growth across the country in 

SHRM chapters promoting SHRM certification to their members. To provide you with an update:

92,000+ people are SHRM certified
53,000+ SHRM-CP professionals
39,000+ SHRM-SCP professionals

We know we couldn't have done this without your support, so thank you for all that you have done to elevate the HR Profession!

HR Florida State Council named Top 10 Fundraising State Council
March 4, 2016- HR Florida State Council was named a Top 10 Fundraising State Council for their outstanding support of the SHRM Foundation in 2015. State Council leaders will attend a luncheon in their honor during the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition in Washington, DC, this summer.
“Thanks to the generous donations from HR Florida State Council, the SHRM Foundation is able to deliver scholarship to future leaders, advance HR research, publish complimentary educational resources, and move thought leadership forward,” explained Mark Schmit, SHRM Foundation’s executive director. “With 50 state councils across the county, being named a Top 10 Fundraising State Council exemplifies the dedication of HR Florida State Council to the Foundation’s work of shaping the future of HR.”


HR Florida Council, Inc. Receives Prestigious SHRM Award for Advancing the HR Profession 

April 8, 2015 — The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently awarded the HR Florida State Council its prestigious EXCEL Platinum Award for HR Florida Council’s accomplishments in 2014. The award is part of the SHRM Affiliate Program for Excellence, which aligns individual chapters and councils with SHRM’s goals. The award recognizes accomplishments and strategic activities and initiatives that enhance the human resources profession.


“At SHRM, advancing the human resources profession is our mission. The work of our chapters and councils are central to accomplishing that,” said Henry G. (Hank) Jackson, president and CEO of SHRM. “Receiving this award is testament to HR Florida Council’s commitment to advancing the HR profession through local networking and professional development activities.”






Did you have great time at the 2017 Conference?  Then now is a great time to register for 2018!  Join us in Kissimmee, FL at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center on August 27-August 29, 2018! Special Rates are available when you register early!  Click HERE!

HR Florida is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP


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