Message From the President
Summer has arrived and more importantly, the Stanley Cup is in St. Louis! What an exciting last few weeks it has been for the Blues and St. Louis in general. Much the same, we have a lot of exciting things going on within SHRM St. Louis. Click here to read more.
June 19th Breakfast Meeting - "Prisoner to Productive Employee...A Proven Path Forward"
The U.S. Probation Office Eastern District of Missouri has been recognized nationally for development of a model workforce development program for ex-offenders. The New York Times highlighted these efforts on the front page of the Business Section reinforcing why this makes good business sense for employers. Research has also shown that employment has the greatest impact in reducing crime and recidivism. Learn about another approach to workforce development making a positive impact in people's lives. This presentation will share information about the training provided to prepare returning citizens for employment, as well as incentives for employers who provide a second chance. Click here for more information and to register.
June 25th Webinar - "Recruiting & Hiring Best Practices"
Do you ever feel like hiring the right person is just a matter of luck?

In reality, success in hiring the right person involves both strategy and common sense. Your approach to sourcing and selecting top talent makes all the difference in improving your results. This is particularly challenging for our "small, but mighty" HR Departments of One. This session will provide best practices, how to identify and overcome biases, what not to ask, and lessons learned in attracting and selecting top talent. Click here for more information and to register.
Innovation Corner
Calling all HR Innovators and Disruptors! Have you, or your organization, done something truly innovative in the HR space? Have you implemented new and trending HR technologies that are driving successful outcomes for your organization? Each month our newsletter will be featuring an HR professional, or an organization, that is paving the way for a more strategic HR by implementing new programs or technology. If you are interested in sharing your success story, lessons learned and/or tips and tricks that are supporting a future forward HR, please reach out to Maggie Schrock at
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.
SHRM St. Louis Young Professionals Summer Happy Hour
2019 Spring Mentoring Class
Contributed by Rik Nemanick, Co-Chair, Mentoring Committee

The Spring 2019 SHRM St. Louis Mentoring Class kicked off in early June with nine protégés and three mentors. For this cohort, we are creating mentoring "triads", where two protégés work with one mentor as a group. Click here to read more.
Annual Conference Update
Speakers have been selected for our 2019 Annual Conference at Ameristar Casino Resort Spa on October 18, 2019. Get ready - registration will open soon!
LGBT Pride: Community Stories
Contributed by MT & Associates | Sign Language Interpreting, Inclusion & Diversity Committee

In each community there are identifies people may prefer to define themselves to the outside world. In the LGBT community this includes terms such as gay, queer, lesbian, or non-binary. You may not be able to tell just by looking, but be careful what identifier assumptions you make about someone else. Robin Sharma, a motivational speaker, author, and former lawyer, said, "Remember, we see the world not as it is but as we are. Most of us see through the eyes of our fears and our limiting beliefs and our false assumptions." ( Resources) LGBT terminology has been a hot topic. The words you use whether in English or sign language can exclude or include those with whom you are speaking. Find more information in this blog about how to respect non-binary people's journeys. Click here to read more. (Check out this video for a Deaf Transgender person's story.)
Are Your Network & Systems Truly Safe?
Barry Herring, owner of CMIT Solutions, gave the SHRM St. Louis audience some sobering statistics and some great advice at the May Breakfast Meeting. Click here to read more.
SHRM St. Louis is on Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter
SHRM of Greater St. Louis is on Facebook! Give us a "like" to follow along with upcoming events. Find us here.
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SHRM St. Louis Chapter Honors
Thank You to Our Premier Partner!