A Sneak Peek into the Art of HR Conference

The 2022 Art of HR Conference is just around the corner on January 18! It will be a jam-packed day full of best practices for cultivating a happier workplace, retaining employees, updates on employment law and even HR solutions to the hazy issue of marijuana.

Guests Sarah Bland, Conference Chair for the Ocala Human Resource Mangement Association (OHRMA) and HR Manager for Mars Company, Dale French, Executive Vice President of CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion, and Kathleen Betz, Executive Director of Mid-FL Regional Manufacturers Association (MRMA), give us a sneak peek at what’s going to happen at this year’s conference and why it’s helpful to all levels of business positions- not just Human Resources.

You’ve got questions, so do we. Let’s discuss on the Biz Spot.


Talent Pools

Last episode, our guests explained the problems they were having finding talent to fill their positions and how they reworked their hiring processes. Today, we’re continuing that conversation with a deep dive into talent pools that employers may not consider when trying to fill positions. Our guest experts Henry Ayala, U.S. Army retired sergeant first class and local Veteran Employment Representative, Noreen Salatino, career development coach at Lowell Correctional Institution, and Lauren Marcuzzi, youth workforce development specialist, explore the strengths of the candidates they work with daily.

You’ve got questions, so do we. Let’s discuss on the Biz Spot.



The Curious Case of Disappearing Talent

There are more jobs than ever before in the nation, in the state of Florida and in our region. If that’s the case, then why aren’t those jobs being filled? Where did all of the talent go?

In the second episode of the Biz Spot podcast, host Laura Byrnes and her guests Tisha Webber from Winco Manufacturing, Ashley Shorb from Colen Built Development and ORHMA, and Dale French from CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion dicuss solutions to finding new talent while retaining their current workforce.

You’ve got questions, so do we. Let’s discuss on the Biz Spot.



The Benefits and Consequences of Florida’s New Minimum Wage

Our pilot episode focuses on Florida’s minimum wage change that takes effect today, Sept. 30, 2021. The change takes the minimum wage from $8.65 an hour to $10 an hour and will increase to $15 an hour by 2026. Could raising the minimum wage harm the very people it’s supposed to help? Will businesses see increased employee loyalty? Guests, Al Jones, hiring manager, and Darlene Goddard, HR consultant, will offer their insights into how this change may impact our workforce landscape immediately and in the years to come.

You’ve got questions, so do we. Let’s discuss on the Biz Spot.


Marion County

2703 NE 14th St. Ocala, FL 34470

Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(352) 840-5700 | (800) 434-5627

Citrus County

683 S. Adolph Point Lecanto, FL 34461

Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(352) 249-3278 | (800) 434-5627

Levy County

2175 NW 11th Dr. Chiefland, FL 32626

Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(352) 493-6813 | (800) 434-5627

Corporate Office

3003 SW College Road, Suite 205, Ocala, FL 34474

Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(352) 873-7939 | (800) 746-9950