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Message From the President

Posted on 11/12/2020 12:00 am  /   November 2020

Focus Forward 2020: Lead with Passion, Serve with Purpose Thank you Veterans for your patriotism, willingness to serve & your sacrifice for the needs and good of our country. You stand firm for our freedom. We are and remain forever grateful. HR Professionals - Are you interested in earning yo...

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Our Young Professionals at the Fireside

Posted on 11/05/2020 3:21 pm  /   November 2020

Shortly after the SHRM Leadership Conference, the Young Professionals Committee hosted a Fireside Chat to discuss career management tips and continue networking after the conference. The lively roundtable discussion was hosted by Paul Fels, from Ascentis Human Captial Management. Panelists Rob Sea...

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Working Together, Virtually Anywhere

Posted on 11/05/2020 3:19 pm  /   November 2020

These last several months have provided challenge after challenge in terms of staying connected while working apart. For many, the migration to remote work hasn’t been an easy one. The battle between staying productive while navigating the trials of working outside the office is exhausting wi...

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Our Furry Heroes

Posted on 11/05/2020 3:14 pm  /   November 2020

This November we wanted to take a moment to recognize some of our MVPs. These heroes are with us everyday and we love having them. We hope you enjoy meeting them. Paul Fels and Reilly At Ascentis, Paul Fels has quite the office assistant! Only this assistant doesn’t make things easier, becau...

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SHRM St. Louis Mentoring Program

Posted on 11/05/2020 3:06 pm  /   November 2020

The SHRM St. Louis Mentoring Committee had a great kickoff for three mentoring triads at the end of October. We had another virtual kickoff over Zoom and had great participation. Two of our mentors, Mary Lou Smith and Katie Magoon, are current SHRM St. Louis Board Members; we appreciate them steppi...

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Looking at Employee Engagement in a Virtual World

Posted on 11/05/2020 3:02 pm  /   November 2020

In this new virtual world, how do you address employee engagement? Strengths University uses Gallup’s Q12 engagement survey to approach our engagement efforts. Given the Covid-19 chaos, here are a few critical questions to consider. “Do you have the materials and equipment to do your wo...

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Welcome New Members

Posted on 11/05/2020 12:00 am  /   November 2020

We would like to officially welcome our newest members! We hope to see you at our upcoming meetings! Elizabeth Cherrick   Yvonne Matlock, SHRM-CPDouble D Investment Group, LLC   Anthony MaheuFamily Financial Planning ConsultantGuardian Wealth Management, LLC ...

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Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes…Turn and Face the Strange!

Posted on 10/19/2020 12:05 pm  /   October 2020

Bob Dylan sang The Times They Are A Changin’. They were changing back in the 60s and they are still changing today. HR teams cannot escape this change or the (r)evolutions they bring. Two of the biggest changes and challenges are the dramatic rise in healthcare costs and the fight for human ca...

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Human Resources Staff Makes the Missouri Botanical Gardens Safer for Staff & Visitors

Posted on 10/19/2020 11:37 am  /   October 2020

The Missouri Botanical Garden is a St. Louis treasure, beloved by many as an oasis in the city and respected internationally as a scientific institution. The unprecedented three-month closure of the Garden this spring was heartbreaking for our visitors, staff, and volunteers. When we unexpectedly cl...

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Intent vs. Impact: is the D&I Training Landscape About to Change?

Posted on 10/19/2020 11:26 am  /   October 2020

The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the authors. Back in the 1980s, we rolled out Sexual Harassment training called “Intent vs Impact.” We explained to all of our employees that they may not have “intended” to offend anyone with their language, joke...

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