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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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Welcome New Members

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

We would like to officially welcome our newest members! We hope to see you at our upcoming meetings! Jeffrey Ilko, PHR, SHRM-CPAscension   Ed Travis, SPHR, SHRM-SCPHR DirectorThe Benefits Group  Elise SzarekHR SpecialistLuxco  Janer VarnerSenior HR SpecialistInsperi...

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Changing Safety Operations as an Essential Business During COVID-19

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

by Erika Plumlee We have always known that our employees are essential to our business. And this year, we learned how essential we are to the economy. Lyons Blow Molding manufactures plastic bottles for the food, beverage and sanitation industries. I am their Human Resources Manager and “Depa...

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What Can HR Professionals do to Help Their Employees From a Retirement Plan Perspective

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

2020 is off to a rough start. First the COVID-19 issues have hit the economy hard and many companies are experiencing financial difficulty, causing furloughs, layoffs and terminations. While it has stabilized, the stock market experienced significant losses earlier in the year. As we write this, we ...

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