In this issue
April Showers bring May Flowers - how does your garden grow? If it were only that simple! During uncertain times and ever changing days, hours, and even sometimes minutes, we often forget to shift our attention to caretaking of our garden of words and actions, and unintentionally neglect to properly follow the steps needed to get the best outcome of what we are striving to grow - Our relationships.
I was on the phone with a co-worker when he stopped mid sentence and asked, “Do you have a bird?”
I just laughed. “No,” I replied, “that's my 7-year old who is trying to ask me a question about math.” For the past two weeks, parenting and working are now coexisting together.
As part of sweeping legislation, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) became effective April 1, 2020. As of right now, its requirements are in effect only until the end of the calendar year. The two laws were enacted to provide workers with paid leave for reasons related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Missouri Employment Conference is the fastest growing conference of its kind in Missouri. It offers 26 informative, interactive and educational sessions. These incredible sessions are led by top employment lawyers, payroll professionals, workforce development leaders and many other experts from the state and surrounding areas. This year the conference is online!
Yes, you can experience the same incredible sessions covering employment, training, benefits and wellness and/or obtain recertification credits from the comfort of your home or office.
It remains an essential event for those who want to stay up-to-date and compliant with the latest developments in labor and employment law, best practices, healthcare reform, how-to's, wellness, analysis, trends, and more.
We want to take this opportunity to invite you to attend the Missouri Employment Conference.
We have multiple recertification credit available, top of their field speakers and the hottest line up of presentation topics yet! Everything from” Legal & Legislative Update” to “What you Need to Know about the Family First Coronavirus Response Act”. Please check out the full schedule below.
What if COVID Was Ebola and You Lived on a Dollar a Day?
In 2014, Sierra Leone was facing the Ebola epidemic, a deadly virus with a 50 percent mortality rate; and a place with next to no resources, where people lived on one dollar a day. Sounds like a culture where hope should be dying at a rate higher than 50%. Instead, a group called Prosocial began teaching and shifting the culture to help survival, change, and hope take hold. Prosocial taught the people of Sierra Leone principles based on an idea called psychological flexibility. Many studies inside and outside the workplace have shown that this principle builds resilience, directed purpose and yes, hope in the face of difficulty. Psychological flexibility is about facing reality well, not painting a happy face on it. It's about igniting the deep values that truly make us who we are. More than just bringing comfort in tough times, these techniques have been used to transform workplace cultures into positive, productive communities. It helped Sierra Leone do what it needed to do to overcome the epidemic.
- Our May 1, 2020 event has been cancelled.
- Additionally, our featured discussion, "Ferguson: Six Years Later" has been postponed until later in the fall. Our intent is to keep this as an in-person event as soon as our meeting restrictions have been lifted.
- If you are interested in volunteering with United Way, please visit www.stlvolunteer.org.
- Food shortages are a critical concern for our region during the pandemic. In response, SHRM St. Louis is also hosting a virtual food drive on behalf of STL Foodbank! Please check out the virtual food drive that has been set up under the name of MO HR Day of Service from now through May 1st.
Workforce Management Account Executive