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Message From the President

Posted on 07/15/2020 2:48 pm  /   July 2020

Diversity is NOT about how we DIFFER. Diversity IS about embracing one another's UNIQUENESS. - Ola Joseph How well do you listen to learn? During these very trying times, too often one can get so focused on their opinion, their purpose, and their goals, that one can forget or dismiss the need ...

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Member Spotlight: Katie Magoon, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Posted on 07/15/2020 2:48 pm  /   July 2020

Katie Magoon is the chapter’s Vice President of Development and has been a member for the last 5 years. She also sponsors the monthly HR Department of One webinars, ensuring topics, speakers and all the behind the scenes logistics that make this happen for us. This month I had a chance to sit ...

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Welcome New Members

Posted on 07/15/2020 11:45 am  /   July 2020

We would like to officially welcome our newest members! We hope to see you at our upcoming meetings! Kacie AlexanderEmployee Engagement Manager1st Financial Federal Credit Union  Aileen Patton, SHRM-CPLeadership & Org. Effectiveness ConsultantAmeren  Mary DeVoreHR Generali...

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Affirmative Action Update: 5 Things You Need to Know

Posted on 07/15/2020 11:45 am  /   July 2020

While HR and Compliance staffs have been pulled in entirely new directions over the last few months, the staff at the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has been moving full speed ahead. Are you a Federal Contractor or Subcontractor? If you do not know the answer, you really n...

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A Message From SHRM...Create Better Workplaces by Eliminating Racism

Posted on 07/15/2020 11:45 am  /   July 2020

This weekend, SHRM leadership met and emerged with a powerful vision for how we can lead forward on equity in the workplace and mitigating racism, particularly among Black Americans and other communities of color. It’s important to me that we share our thinking in response to your inquiries an...

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Business Partner Spotlight: Ascentis

Posted on 07/15/2020 11:45 am  /   July 2020

Paul Fels is an Account Executive with Ascentis, a full suite HCM provider based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Paul and his wife Kristen are the proud parents of 2 boys, Mason (6) & Parker (3). If he’s not working or at a SHRM event, there’s a high probability he’s at the hockey ...

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Message From the President

Posted on 06/01/2020 12:00 am  /   May/June 2020

2020 Focus Forward: Lead with Passion and Serve with Purpose.Providing encouragement and doing good for others. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. No one should be without the information and support to get the help they need. Stay mindful of mental health. Stay connected. If you or someone you k...

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Teaming Up with Tim Wells & Mel Jones: EEOC's Pandemic Guidance for Employers

Posted on 06/01/2020 12:00 am  /   May/June 2020

Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated strategies and recommendations to the interim guidance for businesses and employers responding to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). In addition to a table outlining the engineering controls, administrative controls a...

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SHRM St. Louis Spring Mentoring Update

Posted on 06/01/2020 12:00 am  /   May/June 2020

The SHRM Saint Louis mentoring program kicked off our spring class this week with six pairs of mentors and protégés beginning their year-long work together. The mentoring program is focused on helping HR professionals accelerate their career growth by working with a seasoned SHRM memb...

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Member Spotlight: Mel Jones, VP of Membership

Posted on 06/01/2020 12:00 am  /   May/June 2020

This month I had a chance to talk with Melissa “Mel” Jones, the chapter's Vice President of Membership. She is like a bright ball of happy energy that devotes time to helping grow our membership numbers and find ways of taking care of our current members. Partnership with Human Resource...

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