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Representing over 16,000 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...

Lynn Heckler named 2015 HR Professional of the Year!

August 31, 2015 – Annually, the HR Florida State Council recognizes a human resource leader who has advanced the profession in a significant way. The individuals nominated for this award serve as role models for the profession, setting the standard for others to follow, and applying their expertise to enhance organizational effectiveness.


Lynn Heckler was named the 2015 HR Professional of the Year in the presence of more than 1,500 HR leaders at the State conference. The award was presented by HR Florida State Council. Lynn is currently employed with PSCU and a member of the Suncoast Human Resources Management Association (SHRMA). More....

HR Florida State Council named Top 10 Fundraising State Council!

August 14, 2015 - HR Florida State Council was named a Top 10 Fundraising State Council for their outstanding support of the SHRM Foundation in 2014. State Council leaders attended a luncheon in their honor during the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada earlier 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 is a 2014 SHRM Foundation Champion!

May 6, 2015 — The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently recognized HR Florida State Council as a 2014 SHRM Foundation Champion! "I am honored to announce that HR Florida State Council is a 2014 SHRM Foundation Champion. Thanks to your hard work, the SHRM Foundation was able to award more than 100 scholarships to HR students and professionals, fund more than $4 million in HR research since 2007, publish complimentary educational resources, and advance thought leadership. You went above and beyond and your dedication is shaping the future of HR". Allison Samis | Associate Development Specialist, SHRM Foundation


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.”






Are you having a great time at the 2015 Conference?  Then now is a great time to register for 2016!  Join us in Orlando, FL at the Hilton Bonnet Creek August 29-August 31, 2016! Special Early Bird 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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