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President's Message

Written by

Carol McDaniel

With 2015 in full swing now, it feels as though the holidays came and went faster than you can blink!

There seems to be little time these days to take a pause, sit back and look at the accomplishments of 2014 and plan for 2015 – no rest for the weary these days.

Even The HR Florida State Council was busy right up until the end of 2014 planning to kick-off the New Year with our first State Council meeting, the State Conference planning meeting and our annual Volunteer Leadership Conference. These three events all took place in January in Orlando, FL and were huge successes thanks to our team’s purposeful and thoughtful planning.

Speaking of planning, succession planning often is top of mind on our executives and HR Florida is no different. We have put tremendous thought into our future volunteer leaders, and invest in them to ensure they are prepared and ready to take the helm.

That purposeful process is what brings me here today to introduce myself as the 2015 HR Florida State Council President.

It is with great pride that I take the helm of one of the largest State Councils underneath the SHRM umbrella, with over 17,000 Human Resources members, representing the majority of the organizations and industries here in the state of Florida. With such amazing and dedicated volunteers, it is really an honor to represent them.

Is this a big job? You bet!

Am I up for the challenge? You bet!

If we haven’t had the chance to meet in person, I hope we will have that opportunity this year. You can catch me speaking at one of the 28 chapters in our state, or attending one of the many events hosted by The HR Florida State Council this year, from the Day on the Hill, Executive Leadership Summit or our Annual State Conference – events that need to be on your calendar!

Of course you can always find me and the rest of the Executive team at www.hrflorida.org where we have just launched a new website platform so be sure to check out the news, events and our featured members.

This might be an excellent time for your organizations to take a look at the role that succession planning plays in the overall business strategy. Are you, the Human Resource partner, there in the midst of that discussion and planning? If not, you should be.

Success does not happen by accident. It is purposeful, thoughtful plans that takes the entire leadership team’s input and buy in to make success happen.

We often push succession planning off and say we’ll get to it later. That is not a good business plan. Make it a priority and as the HR leader, champion that discussion!

Go Out and Make Good Things Happen!

Carol McDaniel

Carol McDaniel is the Director of Talent Acquisition for All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine located in St Petersburg. FL, the only specialty children’s hospital on Florida’s West Coast. Carol serves as the President of the HR Florida State Council, serves on the Pasco Economic Development Council, and resides in Land O’ Lakes, FL.