April 2020 Print

Message From the President

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.

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Work-Teach-Parent: One Member's Tricks for Managing it All

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.

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Teaming Up with Tim Wells & Mel Jones: FFCRA & What You Need to Know

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.

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Missouri Employment Conference

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.

HERE'S A LITTLE MORE INFORMATION FOR YOU:
Recap of 2019
Check out our new website
Topics & Summaries
Register Now

Hope to “see” you on May 6th!

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Peaceful Pandemic? How to Pivot Your Culture Towards Hope in Crisis

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.

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2020 Missouri HR Day of Service Update

While the coronavirus pandemic has forced us to alter our plans, the 2020 Missouri HR Day of Service is still moving forward and we hope you can find some way to participate!
  • 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.
In the meantime, there are a few volunteer opportunities available for SHRM St. Louis members that we encourage you to check out!
  • 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.
We hope that our members consider continuing SHRM St. Louis' phenomenal spirit of volunteerism by participating in one of these opportunities!

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Did You Know...

That the SHRM Foundation helps pay for preparation Learning Systems and Exams for eligible applications. These scholarships help 220 HR professionals annually.
Please consider donating now and help SHRM support these and other scholarships and initiatives that help advance our profession.
You can help by joining Team Empower at www.shrmfoundation.org/donate. Remember to give credit to SHRM-STL by using code 13 in the chapter ID box.

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Welcome New Members

Colleen Dreyer
 
Paul Fels
Account Executive
Ascentis
 
Darlene Dye
  
Alex Rigazio
Workforce Management Account Executive
Ascentis
  

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