Message From the President
You did it! You helped us pull off the best Leadership Conference in the history of SHRM of Greater St. Louis. Some might argue you were part of the best HR Conference ever held in the Midwest, but I will leave that for you to decide. The list of thank you's could fill the next few newsletters but I will keep it short by saying we could not have done this without the leadership of our Conference Committee, Chapter Management Firm, Board of Directors and you, our valued members. Click here to read more.
November 20th Happy Hour & Dinner Meeting -
"PUMA - A Guide to Attracting, Hiring & Retaining Veteran Talent"
What does being a veteran friendly organization mean? What does it look like? In this presentation we will hear from current veterans on what attracted them to their organization, why they accepted their offer, and what has kept them with their organization. We will look at trends and statistics surrounding veteran employment and veteran under-employment. We will also talk about best practices for veteran employee/affinity groups and veteran hiring initiatives. Join us for this session to discuss what we know about veterans, what we think we know about veterans, and what we need to know about veterans. 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.
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.
Celebrate the Holidays with the SHRM St. Louis Young Professionals!
The SHRM St. Louis Young Professionals Committee is pleased to host its annual Holiday Happy Hour and networking event! All HR young professionals are invited to join us on December 5th, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Pan D'Olive. Non-Members are welcome to attend. A cash bar will be available and complimentary appetizers will be served. SHRM St. Louis Members will receive two drink tickets. Bring a friend who works or is interested in the industry. This is a great opportunity to network and mingle with other young professionals in the field! Click here to register.
Diversity & Inclusion: #MeToo
Contributed by MT & Associates | Sign Language Interpreting, Inclusion & Diversity Committee

When you see bullying happening, do you say something or do you just let a bully get their way? We all make immediate assumptions about people throughout the day. This may be a survival instinct in our DNA to help us make quick decisions about safety that dates back to caveman days. But in our current environment, what if we stepped back for a minute when seeing someone who is a woman, deaf, or quadriplegic? Or what if we reconsidered reviewing an application even though the person's name was Jose, DeShawn, or Jimena? Between National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month (recently from September 15th to October 15th) and the #MeToo Movement, employers and HR reps have a lot to consider. How can we call people out and show inclusion in our daily workplace? Check out Gillette's #MeToo advertisement video here.
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