HR Florida had the distinct pleasure of honoring several of its past presidents at the 2011 State Conference and August State Council Meeting. Created in 1978, HR Florida represents over 14,000 individual members of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Serving as the chief executive, the president is accountable for managing the daily operations of the State Council, which today is comprised of sixty-four directors representing the executive board, district management, HR leadership focus areas, core services, and chapter leadership.
The 2011 HR Florida State Conference & Expo was a huge success, and I couldn’t be more proud and excited for our organization. Like those from our past, and also from our future, this year’s conference is the result of many years of lessons learned and a multitude of dedicated volunteers, both in the year leading up to the event as well as on site. I am honored to have led an amazing conference team in addition to having been a part of such a successful and rewarding conference. It was a great way to give back to the profession that I enjoy immensely!
As I look out at the blue water of Marigot Bay in St. Lucia, I reflect upon the reason for my arrival into this tropical paradise. While one would think it is to soak in the sun of one of the many all-inclusive resorts, such as Sandals, this trip is business. Although I won’t be soaking in the sun, my focus this trip is to negotiate with the union and continue to build upon my relationship with this base location that hosts some of the most superlative sailing among the Caribbean Islands.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently presented the Space Coast Human Resource Association with the 2010 SHRM Pinnacle Award, the highest honor given to SHRM chapters and state councils. SCHRA is one of nine winning programs this year.
HR FloAfter an extensive RFP process, HR Florida is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Kansas-based CompData Surveys Corporation to offer comprehensive pay and benefits data to its members. CompData Surveys has more than 25 years of experience in salary survey administration and has been a presence in Florida since 1996.rida Announces New Partnership for Salary Surveys
For the second year, the Southeast Region is recognizing the important role of the District Director. The winner for 2010 District Director of the Year, Territory A, is Debbie Winkles, SPHR, in Florida. SHRM could not be successful without the hard work and support of the volunteer leaders.
If you study any organization that exemplifies sustained superior performance, you will find a remarkable culture, one defined and constructed around the core values institutionalized by its executive team. In other words, the core values, when practiced on a daily basis, help top companies become more successful than their competition. While it is true that you need products or services to make money, the prevailing attitudes and behaviors that characterize your people are what fuel success.
Call it a slow-down or a recession, the impact is the same—times are challenging. We now must look with greater attention at what we do, the decisions we make, and their impact on service, performance and profitability. Surviving the recession is not just about cutting expenses — it is about changing how we think about every aspect of our business. Tough times require a look at our challenges as ways to regroup, realign and redefine our approach to being successful.