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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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Welcome New Members

Posted on 10/19/2020 12:00 am  /   October 2020

We would like to officially welcome our newest members! We hope to see you at our upcoming meetings! Maida BijelicRegional HR ManagerEyeCare Partners   Elaina Richardson-Lee, SPHR, SHRM-SCPManager, Human Resources Business PartnerCentene Corporation   Deanne Blume, S...

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Human Resources Leads Flexible Response at Fontbonne

Posted on 09/15/2020 5:58 pm  /   September 2020

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 c...

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Welcome New Members

Posted on 09/15/2020 12:00 am  /   September 2020

We would like to officially welcome our newest members! We hope to see you at our upcoming meetings! Camille AbelStudentMaryville University  L. Michelle Lewis, PHR, SHRM-CPDirectorSaint Louis University  April ConwellStudent  Tammie MillerHR GeneralistSecurity Equipment...

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COVID-19 Challenges K-12 Schools to Think Outside the Classroom

Posted on 09/15/2020 12:00 am  /   September 2020

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. Our K-12 education system faced many challenges and had to implement split-second s...

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Welcome New Members

Posted on 08/17/2020 12:00 am  /   August 2020

We would like to officially welcome our newest members! We hope to see you at our upcoming meetings! Kelly AdamsSenior HR Specialist/HR ConsultantUniversity of Missouri-St. Louis   Matthew McKillopU.S. Coast Guard/District Nine    Alyssa CoxHuman Resources Generalist...

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The Distinction Between Diversity & Inclusion: It Might Not Be What You Think

Posted on 08/17/2020 12:00 am  /   August 2020

In over five decades since the Equal Employment Opportunity mandate has been in effect, we are still talking about diversity in the workplace. However, these discussions have shifted from creating a diverse workforce of women and people of color to creating an inclusive workplace that supports all p...

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Teaming Up with Tim Wells & Mel Jones: New FFCRA Guidance for Employers

Posted on 08/17/2020 12:00 am  /   August 2020

Earlier this month, the federal court ordered four specific changes to the Department of Labor (DOL) regulations for employees to qualify for Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) paid leave. What did the court change? Remove the requirement that work be available for an employee for th...

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Message From the President

Posted on 08/17/2020 12:00 am  /   August 2020

Focus Forward 2020: Lead with Passion, Serve with Purpose We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated. – Maya Angelou We are quickly approaching the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment (also known as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment) which became Federal ...

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Message From the President

Posted on 08/17/2020 12:00 am  /   October 2020

Focus Forward 2020: Lead with Passion, Serve with Purpose Are you ensuring inclusive recruitment of and accessibility to those with disabilities?As October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, I hope you will utilize resources available to you to assist you in your outreach and effort...

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