What's New(s)?
Coronavirus: What Employers Need to Know 
Avoid these discrimination liabilities and give employees the information they need to stay well.
SHRM | By Kathy Gurchieck
February 5th, 2020

AmericaSavesWeek.org February 2020
How to Stop FMLA Abuse 
Do some of your employees consistently fall ill just before or after the weekend?
                                                                   SHRM | By Allen Smith, J.D.
February 12, 2020
Should You Train Someone to Take Your Job?

In some organizations and for some people, the prospect of training another employee to do what they do can be intimidating. For others, it can be empowering.

By Lin Grensing-Pophal, Contributing Editor Feb 17, 2020 HR Daily Advisor
Key Components of a Leadership Training Program
It’s true that the best companies derive value from all levels of their organization. At the same time, there’s no denying that good leaders are essential to any company.
By Lin Grensing-Pophal, Contributing Editor Feb 12, 2020 HR Daily Advisor
OSHA Required Emergency Action Plan:   
A written and oral emergency action plan must be in writing, kept in the workplace, and available to employees for review. However, an employer with 10 or fewer employees may communicate the plan orally to employees.
United States Department of Labor 02/2020
Top HR Trends to Watch in 2020
In recent years, there has been a drastic change in how HR departments operate. From the introduction and increased adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) to the emphasis on employer branding, the HR industry has become one of the most rapidly changing industries. Over the course of the 2010s, the HR industry evolved—and we can expect no difference as we head into the next decade. READ MORE

By Matt Thomas, President at WorkSmart Systems, Inc Feb 7, 2020 HR Daily Advisor
Conference on the Brain
Why should you attend?
  • MEET your academic heroes, experts & influencers face to face
  • Choose from educational sessions to ENHANCE YOUR CAREER POTENTIAL
  • IMPROVE your communication skills
  • BOUNCE IDEAS off of your peers
  • Earn valuable EDUCATIONAL CREDITS you can apply toward your certification requirements
  • Feel the ENERGY of like-minded individuals
  • BREAK OUT of your comfort zone
  • Receive new TOOLS 
  • LEARN the newest employment laws
  • REGAIN your focus
  • Greatly improve PRODUCTIVITY
  • LEARN from our subject matter experts
  • GAIN information on current topics you can apply immediately on the job
  • Meet exhibitors eager to share their product and service KNOWLEDGE with you
  • NETWORK with peers – get to know others in your field
"There are just so many topics to choose from. Usually when you go to a full day seminar it’s on one topic. But here you can choose which sessions; which topics apply to you. If you only go to training one time a year, be it for budget or time constraints, I would say that this is the training to come to."
Leah Laramore
Callaway County
The YUM Factor

Margherita Pizza
By Rachael Ray  • May 18, 2012
Rach shares the recipe for a classic pizza.
Get ready for pizza night!

As we continue to grow our network we will continue to serve as leaders in change by working with local non-profits and offering a hand. We hope you will support us in our efforts.

This year we are thrilled to announce our annual recipient and partner at the conference:

Items needed this year: Canned Meat (Tuna, Chicken, Salmon). Please bring your donation to the registration table on May 6th or to their office located at : 2101 Vandiver Dr, Columbia, MO 6520 2

Notes From Nan & Sue
Thanks for taking the time to read our 3rd newsletter. This means we are likeminded professionals interested in constant learning and improvement within our careers.
In our profession, we are always looking for information that will be of interest to our audience and hope that you find value in reading.
We can't possibly know all the legal, legislative and HR updates. So, if you see or hear something important that you believe our audience should hear about, we'd love to hear from you!
In the meantime, read on and we hope to see you on May 6th!

Thanks for reading, Nan & Sue