Message From the President
March Mindfulness – Change and Adapt
After a long winter, we continue to look forward to the sights, sounds, and smells of renewal of Spring. I know we are all ready to greet Spring!

For the last 30 days or so and ongoing, we continue to face challenges and adversity during these times of turbulence and uncertainty with the ongoing evolution of the coronavirus COVID-19. Nothing is more important than the safety and welfare of your family. Read more...
Guidance & Information Sources Regarding COVID-19
The news is currently flooded with discussions of COVID-19. It takes a discerning mind to sift through social media posts and separate fact from fiction. Read more...
The Secret of Tedd Trabert's Success
Contributed by Maggie Peterson, SPHR, Newsletter Chair

Tedd Trabert is the chapter's new Vice President of Diversity & Workforce Readiness. He currently works as the Director of Human Resources & Engagement at Major Brands, where he has been since May 2019. Read more...
Three Keys to Mentoring Programs
Contributed by Rik Nemanick, Ph.D., The Leadership Effect

Creating a mentoring program for your company is a great way to accelerate the growth of key talent. Read more...
What Makes Business Partner Jim Curran Love Insurance...
Jim Curran is the Senior Vice President of Business Development for Hays Companies, one of the fastest growing Employee Benefits and Risk Management firms in the country. He has been active with SHRM since 2005. Read more...
SHRM Certification Program Call for Help
The Certification committee is looking for people who participated in the chapter’s certification prep course to help with the upcoming course. Specific needs are:

  • Assist with gathering feedback from prior course participants,
  • Volunteers who can be points of contact to help those considering participating this time around,
  • Those who can serve as mentors for participants in this spring’s course, and
  • People to help develop an evaluation and feedback process for the program.

If you wish to help, please contact Katie Magoon at or by phone at (314) 308-3224.
Upcoming Events Postponed!
The Disability & Veteran Vendor Fair scheduled for April 1st, and the Young Professionals Speed Networking Event on April 6th have been postponed. Stay tuned for details about the re-scheduled dates for both events.
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.
Message From the Editor - Maggie Peterson, SPHR
The newsletter is looking for bright, motivated professionals to write informational articles for the newsletter. If you have special expertise on a particular HR topic, let me know. We’d love to have your contribution to our newsletter.

Do you have any fun, amusing, shocking stories from the trenches? We are looking for stories from the HR trenches. Get touch and let's see if it's a good fit. Is there a topic you would like to hear more about? Share that as well. 

Contact me, Maggie Peterson, SPHR at or (314) 243-1517.
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