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Welcome to Florida Keys SHRM

We are the Florida Keys Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (also known as Florida Keys SHRM, or, simply, FLKSHRM).  We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), a national, professional organization.

Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.   We welcome your use of this site as a resource and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all our activities, on the web and off.

The 2023 Florida Keys SHRM Judy Hobbs Memorial Scholarship was recently awarded to Key West High School students Enmanuel Armas and Bridget Bassett. Scholarship Chair Julio J. Torrado presented each student with a $500 scholarship during Class Night on Wednesday, May 24th. The Judy Hobbs Memorial Scholarship assists students pursuing a college degree in the Human Resources or Business fields. Ms.  Hobbs was a local entrepreneur and founding member of our organization who, during her lifetime, was dedicated to the career success of young people who wanted to excel in business. In 1989 Ms. Hobbs passed away and her mother donated funds to create a scholarship in her honor, to be awarded annually by the Monroe County Personnel Association (MCPA), now known as the Florida Keys Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (FLKSHRM).


SHRM recently awarded Florida Keys SHRM its prestigious EXCEL Platinum Award for the Chapter’s accomplishments in 2022. 

The EXCEL award is given to state councils and chapters to recognize major accomplishments, strategic activities, and tactical initiatives that elevate the profession of human resources.  

“SHRM’s impact on the world of work is due to the dedication and efforts of our chapters and state councils like Florida Keys SHRM. “The Platinum EXCEL Award is not only a celebration of the great work done by the Chapter’s it’s also recognition of their focus and determination to cause the effect to make great workplaces”, said Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, president, and chief executive officer of SHRM.  “Their HR leadership is exemplary.”

The EXCEL Award can be earned at four levels: bronze, silver, gold and platinum. Each level has a prescribed set of requirements and accomplishments that must be met. Chapter’s will receive recognition in SHRM publications and at conferences, a logo to display on its website, and information to share with its members about the significance of this award. 


The 2023 charity for the HR Florida Conference is National Alliance on Mental Illness - Florida (NAMI).

Click on the below link to donate directly to the FL Keys SHRM fund raiser. 

Join us by donating $25 and provide someone with a mental health condition 15 hours of support they need.

Thank you for your support.


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