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February 17th Annual Legal Update
Always one of the most popular programs of the year, the HRMA Annual Legal Update will begin with Ray McCarty of Associated Industries of Missouri and Errin Braddock of Enterprise Holdings giving the keynote presentations. Afterwards, members will have the opportunity to break into roundtables headed by a local employment law attorney. The tables will rotate after a 30-minute presentation on a variety of legal topics. Members will be able to hear a total of three different topics of their choice.

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Jefferson City: An Update on the Current Legislative Session
Presented by: Ray McCarty, President, Associated Industries of Missouri
Mr. McCarty will provide us with a comprehensive update on the current Missouri legislative session, focusing on the human resources and employment related bills.
Making HR a Business Partner...Not a Business Hurdle
Presented by: Errin Braddock, Assistant Vice President, Employment, Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
This presentation will focus on the importance of relationship development and creating synergies so that HR is an interwoven aspect of the entire business structure.
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Click here for more information and to register.

Thank You to Our Sponsor!
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Welcome Our New Members!
We would like to officially welcome our newest HRMA members! We hope to see you at our upcoming meetings! View new members here.
5 Minutes With...Caroline Travis
For our first "5 Minutes With" of 2016, we sat down with Caroline Travis, Branch Manager at Robert Half Legal. Caroline recently joined HRMA's Board of Directors as Vice President - Membership. We know that she's well prepared for the role, since she previously served as Chair of the Membership Committee. Congratulations and welcome to the Board, Caroline! Click here to read our interview with Caroline.
HRMA Spring 2016 Mentoring Program
For the last seven years, we have had both spring and autumn launches for our program, each time creating mentoring partnerships focused on helping HR professionals grow their careers. While the formal program is for 12 months, we have had several partnerships go on longer, with one mentor saying, "It's fulfilling to share my knowledge and experience with someone who is so enthusiastic about learning... We have developed a relationship that will continue beyond the program." Click here to read more.
HRMA Young Professionals: Kick-Off Happy Hour & Speed Networking
Calling all HRMA Young Professionals! HRMA's newly-founded sub-group, HRMA Young Professionals (HRMA-YP), is hosting its inaugural kick-off happy hour at 6:00 p.m. on March 31, 2016 at Blue Sky Tower Grill in Brentwood. The goal of HRMA-YP is to connect those with similar interests and experiences through additional opportunities that complement the wonderful HRMA programming that currently exists. Many Young Professionals have fewer than 10 years of experience in the HR field or are under 40 years of age, but we welcome all who consider themselves a young professional to join us. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us on March 31st to enjoy food, drinks, and a round of speed networking to get to know your HRMA-YP colleagues! We will also discuss HRMA-YP events to look forward to in the future. Keep an eye on your inbox for more information!
Congratulations, Dean Kpere-Daibo!
HRMA member Dean Kpere-Daibo was recently honored as a "Top 40" attorney by The National Black Lawyers professional organization. Congratulations, Dean! Click here to read more.
Are You Losing at Leadership Development?
Recent research finds organizations are investing time and money in leadership development, but aren't getting the desired results. Click here to read what HR can do about it.
Calling All Non-Profits

Do you work for a non-profit organization? Do you need volunteers for your programming or an event? The newly-formed HRMA Young Professionals Committee is seeking service opportunities for 2016, and we know the HRMA community is connected to many worthwhile causes. If your organization is in need of volunteers, let us know by sending an email to

SHRM Conference 2016
Where can you hear inspiring speakers, network with colleagues from across the globe, and attend premier HR-learning sessions? SHRM's 2016 Annual Conference and Exposition in Washington, DC. It's happening June 19-22. Click here to learn more.
HR in the News

The Zika Virus has been declared a global emergency. Click here to learn what Zika means for the U.S. workplace.

The EEOC is considering a proposal that would require employers to provide more pay data on EEO-1 forms. Click here to learn more about the proposal.

Do you have a New Years' to-do list for your HR department? Check out these seven suggestions for 2016 from the Huffington Post.

Save the Date!
March 16th
Breakfast Meeting
 7:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Renaissance Hotel
St. Louis Airport
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