Message From the President
A little over one week ago I had the honor of representing the best chapter in the Midwest alongside our Past President Linda Pipitone in Las Vegas at the SHRM National Conference as we accepted a plaque on behalf of SHRM of Greater St. Louis for our fundraising efforts last year. Thanks to all of your efforts and the leadership of Linda, we qualified as a Top 25 (16th to be exact) Fundraising Chapter. I was truly humbled to represent you all and I want to make sure you understand the significance of your efforts. Click here to read more.
July 24th Breakfast Meeting - "Three Key Steps to Getting Comfortable with Artificial Intelligence"
The future of work is both digital and human as many organizations are looking to optimize the combination of human automated work. This driving a new priority for HR: one which requires leaders and teams to develop a fluency in artificial intelligence (AI) while they re-imagine their work to keep the more personal human experiences. AI technology is transforming HR departments by unlocking information HR already has to revolutionize key HR responsibilities. Click here for more information and to register.
July 30th Webinar - "HR Department of One"
As an HR Department of One, you wear many hats and are often challenged with the need to balance many perceptions across the organization. While it is important that you play a key role in addressing employee misconduct, you also play an integral part in advocating for employees. This session will feature the experiences of several HR Practitioners with backgrounds within an HR Department of One. They will take this opportunity to share:

  • personal examples of the challenges of this balancing act
  • best practices in balancing your role in compliance and advocacy
  • practical tips for influencing your leadership team and reducing conflicts between compliance and advocacy

Innovation Corner
"There is so much innovation at our fingertips that hasn't been used in HR before. Used strategically, it can be a way to connect the business and people in an incredibly meaningful way." Holly Firestine is the Chief People Officer at Navvis, a population health management company in St. Louis... Click here to read more.
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.
2019 SHRM Certification Exam Prep Study Course
SHRM St. Louis is excited to continue the SHRM Certification exam preparatory course. Our professional instructor will cover the three domains and modules covered in the SHRM HR competency course, and there will be opportunity for valuable learning through peer discussion. The intensive sessions begin Tuesday, September 24th. Click here for more information and to register.
Young Professionals Update
Thanks to everyone who came to Parlor Bar in June for a great evening of networking and old school pinball! SHRM of Greater St. Louis hosted an event for Young Professionals to get together and connect outside of the office. About 30 attendees made the evening informative and a lot of fun.

The YP group is planning another networking event in late September or early October. Stay tuned for more details!
Sign Up Now for the Annual Conference!
Registration is now open for the 2019 Leadership Conference on October 18th at Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles.
Taboo Topics: Religion & Faith
Contributed by MT & Associates | Sign Language Interpreting, Inclusion & Diversity Committee

Judaism, Christianity, Bahá’í, Agnosticism, Hinduism. When you hear someone bring up the subject of religion or spirituality in the workplace, you likely react with timidity or passionate opinion. Is it appropriate to acknowledge this taboo topic on the job? I work as a sign language interpreter which requires me to remain neutral and unbiased on the job (read more about a sign language interpreter role). This makes it easy for me to keep my personal opinions in when the subject of religion comes up. But most people don't have this restriction in the workplace. What do you say? How do you share your opinion respectfully? Do your co-workers and employees feel welcome to believe what they want without fear of discrimination? Diversity Awareness Partnership offers resources for better understanding faiths different than your own. Click here to read more.
Prisoner to Productive Employee...A Proven Path Forward
The Honorable E. Richard Webber, Senior U.S. District Judge and Scott Anders, Chief U.S. Probation Officer shared the impact on the Eastern District of Missouri innovative program that is putting ex-offenders & felons to work, reducing recidivism, and providing employers a new labor pool. Click here to read more.
SHRM St. Louis is on Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter
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SHRM St. Louis Chapter Honors
Thank You to Our Premier Partner!