Message From the President
Focus Forward 2020: Lead with Passion, Serve with Purpose

Getting the most from the Value in your Membership?

I hope you will join us for this year's 2020 SHRM St. Louis Leadership Conference. On October 16, 2020 we will be adapting to a virtual platform this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though we will not gather in person this year, there will be live and recorded presentations with engaging opportunities. Conference Chair Robin Wood and the Committee have been working hard to bring you great content with great energy.

Don't Delay - Register Today - Looking forward to hearing Art McCoy? Me too!!

Warmest Regards,
Mary Lou Smith, PHR, SHRM-CP
2020 President
COVID-19 Challenges K-12 Schools to Think Outside the Classroom
Submitted by Steven Rettke, PHR, SHRM-CP, Brentwood School District

A majority of students worldwide ended the 2019/2020 K-12 school year sitting behind a computer in their homes, interacting with their teachers via Zoom or through a Google Meet rather than inside their classroom. Read more...
Human Resources Leads Flexible Response at Fontbonne
Submitted by Linda Pipitone, Fontbonne University

When I began my HR career in higher education, it was invigorating to be part of such a noble cause, and it was a great feeling to know that it was a very stable industry in times when technology started to shift the landscape of all work. Who knew that 20 years later, education would face its own crisis resulting from a pandemic larger than anything we have ever seen or experienced forever changing the landscape of education (and work) at all levels. 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.
Submit Your Nomination for the SHRM St. Louis 2021 Board of Directors!
Each year, the SHRM of Greater St. Louis' Nominating Committee solicits nominations for the Chapter's Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee reviews all nominations and recommends a slate of candidates for members to consider for approval. If you would like to be considered for a position on the SHRM of Greater St. Louis Board of Directors, please complete the 2021 Board of Directors Application to submit your name for a position. Alternatively, you may nominate any other member, with their permission, by sending an email to
Team Empower - Turning obstacles into opportunities takes teamwork...
Team Empower is a special group of passionate individuals who are dedicated to helping empower HR professionals to build inclusive organizations. Established in 2017, Team Empower is the SHRM Foundation's most accessible giving circle. Your annual donation of $30 or more will automatically add you to the team at Remember to give credit to SHRM STL by using code 13 in the chapter ID box.
Why Family Businesses Should Have Succession Plans
Submitted by Ben Houseman, Houseman Financial & Insurance Services

In light of the current merger and acquisition environment, human resource managers increasingly have to be referees in family spats. As watching the hit show Succession illustrates, those who do not endure it professionally see the tragic consequences when the worst of familial ventures become cutthroat. HR managers play a vital role in helping these businesses design succession plans that can help reduce conflict. The article "Why Family Businesses Should Have Succession Plans" is a great primer to help HR managers understand how to add value to these plans.
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