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.
For the second consecutive year, SHRM has recognized one of HR Florida State Council’s District Directors for having advanced SHRM initiatives and the HR Florida State Council mission.
It’s heartening to see forward-thinking HR leaders recognize that talent retention is an essential priority for 2012. Throughout the country, the term resume tsunami has been coined; it depicts the anticipated overwhelming circulation of top talent looking for new opportunities—essentially draining your own organization of those skills and passions you depend on to stay competitive. So I’m happy to report that employee engagement has taken on a whole new relevance this year—and hopefully in the years to come.