Message From the President
Building on our theme of "Transforming Human Resources into Valued Experts", we have a lot to be excited for in 2019. Our programs committee continues to bring quality speakers and impactful content to you on a monthly basis and March is no exception. At our March 20th Breakfast Meeting we have the pleasure of hosting Dale Kreienkamp who will be discussing Career Transitions, which we all know are an opportunity for personal growth and development as a professional. Even if you are not considering a career transition, you may have a co-worker or staff member who needs help through the process. For that reason, we truly feel this applies to each and every one of us. Click here to read more.
March 20th Breakfast Meeting -
"Career Transitions"
Career transitions are an opportunity for personal growth and development as a professional. Sometimes they are self-initiated, like seeking a new role or a new position. More often though, career transitions for employees are unexpected, initiated by the organization, e.g. a position is eliminated, a layoff, an organization is sold or merged, a department is realigned and now reports to a different leader, etc. As HR professionals we have a responsibility to help our organization and the employees navigate those unexpected changes, but those changes can also impact us. How prepared are you to help those where you serve? How prepared are you to help yourself if the unexpected happens to you? How will you assess when it's time for you to initiate a career transition? Learn tips that will help you manage your career and help others. Click here for more information and to register.
March 26th Webinar - "Transparency, Advocacy & Education: Three Pillars to any Employee Benefit Program"
Navigating the insurance landscape can be challenging and, as an HR Department of One, you are expected to be the expert. This session will provide insight into the key considerations when determining the best approach to medical benefits. Click here for more information and to register.
Exclusive Half-Day Fiduciary Training Program by The Plan Sponsor University
Learn how to Better Manage & Optimize your Company's Retirement Plan (5 CE Credits)! The mission of TPSU is to enable Plan Fiduciaries to improve their retirement plan through education and training. This half-day program covers essential topics pertaining to retirement plan leadership. TPSU welcomes HR Professionals, benefits specialists, business owners and retirement plan committee members who serve in any of the following capacities for their own company's retirement plan - Plan Fiduciaries, Plan Trustees and Plan Administrators. 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.
Apply Now for the Spring 2019 Mentoring Program!
We are looking for talented mentors and eager proteges for our Spring 2019 mentoring program. Participating in the program is a great way to strengthen your connections with other HR professionals as well as to grow your career. Also, mentors have a chance to earn 5 HRCI credits serving as a mentor. Click here for more information and to apply.
Conference Corner
SHRM St. Louis Conference planning is underway! Our Annual Conference is happening on October 18, 2019 at Ameristar Casino Hotel Resort Spa. Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., CEO of SHRM, will be the keynote speaker. Stay tuned for more information about speakers and sponsorship opportunities!
National Deaf History Month: Discrimination in Your Workplace?
Contributed by Hannah Hayes, Inclusion & Diversity Committee

You are always working to ensure your company's success and inclusion. But you might not realize at times you inadvertently discriminate in your interactions or hiring choices with job applicants or employees. As we remember National Deaf History Month from March 13-April 15, we spoke with attorney Brian Flieg to ask how he accommodates his clients. This can be applied to employees and how to provide nondiscriminatory access for them. Click here to read more. As shared here, you may need to hire a sign language interpreter or provide another specific access to be compliant with the ADA. There is always the possibility of a lawsuit if effective communication is refused; but more importantly, you want to bring the value of diversity to your workplace! (Ex. Accommodations for Deaf Prisoners) NOTE: SHRM supports nondiscrimination in a work environment. ( SHRM Nondiscrimination Policy)
Young Professionals Update
The Young Professionals Committee hosted a happy hour for YPs on March 7th at Urban Chestnut. With over 40 HR professionals in attendance, the event was a big success! Stay tuned for an announcement about the next YP event.
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 begin 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 RH, please reach out to Maggie Schrock at
Disability & Veteran Vendor Fair - April 17, 2019
The St. Louis Industry Liaison Group has joined with the St. Louis Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) to bring you the 5th Annual Vendor Fair on April 17th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Click here for more information.
Call for 2019 LEAD Award Nominations
Missouri SHRM has opened the call for 2019 LEAD Award Nominations! This prestigious award is given to recognize and honor a Missouri Human Resources professional who has achieved the highest level of Leadership, Excellence, Achievement and Dedication in the field of Human Resources. Is there a Human Resources professional that comes to mind when reading the above description who you feel should be recognized? There are only a few requirements for individuals to be eligible. Click here for more information.
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SHRM St. Louis Chapter Honors
Thank You to Our Premier Partner!