As a young child, one of the games that we would frequently play in the neighborhood when we had a gathering of children of diverse ages and athletic abilities was “Follow the Leader.” It could be as simple or complex as we wanted it to be...
In the first message I wrote for this magazine in 2012, I quoted John B. Priestley who said, “I’ve always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.” In the months since, I have had incredible opportunities to see just how our volunteer leaders across the state of Florida are bringing those words to life. One of my goals this year is to continue my journey around the state to visit as many of our twenty-eight SHRM chapters as possible.
You’re in HR. So surely you’ve heard the truism that people don’t leave their companies, they leave their bosses. While there are contrarians out there that consider it fashionable to “debunk” that belief, you know better from practical experience. Nothing will disenchant and then disengage a hardwon high performer faster than working for a poor leader or manager. Someone focused on the end results of what people do versus the people who create the results. Does anyone come to mind?
Over the past two decades, we have seen our HR roles change from being primarily administrative to making strategic decisions regarding our company’s future direction. A key component of this new role is identifying and strategically aligning our talent. The importance of this responsibility cannot be stressed enough, but how do we go about finding the right people?
HR Florida hosted its second annual Day on the Hill in Tallahassee, Florida on February 15-16, 2012, during the midst of the 2012 Legislative Session. This year’s event was held at the very cosmopolitan Hotel Duval and began with an evening wine and cheese reception where members enjoyed networking.
The Southeastern Student SHRM Conference was held at Clemson University March 23-24, 2012. The Student Chapter of South Brevard SHRM represented HR Florida. The event was comprised of speakers and HR Games. The speakers covered topics from the importance of networking to a keynote from Kevin C. Synder on Passion= Productivity=Performance.