Message From the President
April Showers bring May Flowers - how does your garden grow? If it were only that simple! During uncertain times and ever changing days, hours, and even sometimes minutes, we often forget to shift our attention to caretaking of our garden of words and actions, and unintentionally neglect to properly follow the steps needed to get the best outcome of what we are striving to grow - Our relationships. Read more...
Work-Teach-Parent: One Member's Tricks for Managing it All
Contributed by Danielle Maxwell, Communications Committee Member & Social Media Chair

I was on the phone with a co-worker when he stopped mid-sentence and asked, "Do you have a bird?"

I just laughed. "No," I replied, "that's my 7-year old who is trying to ask me a question about math." For the past two weeks, parenting and working are now coexisting together. Read more...
Teaming Up With Tim Wells & Mel Jones: FFCRA & What You Need to Know
Contributed by Tim Wells, Past President and Mel Jones, Vice President of Membership

As part of sweeping legislation, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) became effective April 1, 2020. As of right now, its requirements are in effect only until the end of the calendar year. The two laws were enacted to provide workers with paid leave for reasons related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read more...
Missouri Employment Conference
The Missouri Employment Conference is the fastest growing conference of its kind in Missouri. It offers 26 informative, interactive and educational sessions. These incredible sessions are led by top employment lawyers, payroll professionals, workforce development leaders and many other experts from the state and surrounding areas. This year the conference is online! Read more...
Peaceful Pandemic? How to Pivot Your Culture Towards Hope in Crisis
What if COVID was Ebola and You Lived on a Dollar a Day?

In 2014, Sierra Leone was facing the Ebola epidemic, a deadly virus with a 50 percent mortality rate; and a place with next to no resources, where people lived on one dollar a day. Read more...
2020 Missouri HR Day of Service Update
While the coronavirus pandemic has forced us to alter our plans, the 2020 Missouri HR Day of Service is still moving forward and we hope you can find some way to participate!

  • Our May 1, 2020 event has been cancelled.
  • Additionally, our featured discussion, "Ferguson: Six Years Later" has been postponed until later in the fall. Our intent is to keep this as an in-person event as soon as our meeting restrictions have been lifted.

In the meantime, there are a few volunteer opportunities available for SHRM St. Louis members that we encourage you to check out!
  • If you are interested in volunteering with United Way, please visit
  • Food shortages are a critical concern for our region during the pandemic. In response, SHRM St. Louis is also hosting a virtual food drive on behalf of STL Foodbank! Please check out the virtual food drive that has been set up under the name of MO HR Day of Service from now through May 1st.

We hope that our members consider continuing SHRM St. Louis' phenomenal spirit of volunteerism by participating in one of these opportunities!
Did You Know...
That the SHRM Foundation helps pay for preparation Learning Systems and Exams for eligible applications. These scholarships help 220 HR professionals annually.

Please consider donating now and help SHRM support these and other scholarships and initiatives that help advance our profession.

You can help by joining Team Empower at Remember to give credit to SHRM-STL by using code 13 in the chapter ID box.
Welcome to Our New Members!
We would like to officially welcome our newest members! We hope to see you at our upcoming meetings! View new members here.
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