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Message From the President
Jim Paul
I hope everyone had a fun and safe Fourth of July! Speaking of civic and patriotic holidays and duties, I had the interesting opportunity to serve on a jury in a medical malpractice case in the Circuit Court for St. Louis County last month. Attorneys are routinely kicked off (or "de-selected") from jury service by one or both parties in a case. Since I was Juror #12 (out of 12), it appears that the parties/attorneys simply ran out of their opportunities to kick me off and got stuck with me. Click here to read the full article.
July 15th Symposium
Assessments: Improve Your Decision-Making

Presented by: Greg Barrett, CPC, Senior Consultant - Executive Coach, The Oliver Group
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Registration & Networking
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Program

When making key business decisions, it is important to have objective data to assist in making a good decision. When making financial decisions, you review historical and projected numbers. When making decisions about your health, you consider the metrics like blood pressure. When considering a large purchase, you compare and contrast the options based on objective data. But what about when you build your dream team at work?

Join us for an informative session on the use of assessments to improve decision-making when hiring and managing employees. Click here for more information and to register.
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.
Member Spotlight: Ken Lynch
This month, we feature Ken Lynch, HRMA's Chapter Nominee for the 2015 MO SHRM LEAD Award. Click here to read more about Ken's career and accomplishments.
Sign Up Now to Sponsor at the 2015 Leadership Conference & Business Partner Expo!
The HRMA 2015 Leadership Conference provides a fantastic opportunity to connect with the area's premier HR professionals. Last year's all day conference drew more than 350 attendees. This year, in addition to a dynamic keynote speaker, attendees will have the opportunity to learn from great speakers on a variety of HR functions including: Strategic Business Management, Legal, Diversity and General HR.
At the Business Partner Expo, attendees make valuable connections with Business Partners who provide key products and services to HR professionals. The Business Partner Expo will sell out! Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to connect with HR professionals! We have sponsorships available at the Gold, Silver and Bronze levels. Click here for details!

To reserve your spot today, contact HRMA of Greater St. Louis at or (314) 892-7994. More information on registration and a final schedule of speakers is coming soon! Stay tuned!
HRMA Partners with Washington University SHRM Prep Course
HRMA is excited to announce its partnership with Washington University for the Fall SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP preparation course. HRMA members receive a $100 discount on registration for the course. To receive the discount, contact Ron Gribbins, Ph.D., the program director, to confirm your HRMA membership and registration for the course. He can be reached at (314) 369-2731.

In addition, members who take the Washington University course in the Fall will be entered into a drawing for reimbursement of $300 toward their SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam fee. Click here for more information.
University Relations - Connecting Classroom to Corporate
The HRMA University Relations team is planning the Second Annual Classroom to Corporate event on September 17, 2015 for area college students with an interest in Human Resources or Business. This event presents an opportunity to network with our future workforce and demonstrate HRMA's commitment to supporting students in their journey to the HR professional world.
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Social Media Got Assigned to Me. Now What?
By Molly Marroquin
You can recite employment laws, handle a new hire, and report on an employee skills survey with ease. You counsel on performance issues, ensure managers are conducting proper appraisals - and on top of all that - you manage the company safety training, benefits program, background checks, and pay trend analysis. Of course, you also find time to be a regular attendee at HRMA events. What's one more item on your to-do list? Click here to read Molly's tips for HR managers who are assigned to run their company's social media programming.
HR in the News
The U.S. Supreme Court Recognizes Same-Sex Marriage: How Does the Ruling Affect the Workplace?
On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision which held that marriage is a fundamental right and that all states must license marriages between same-sex couples. How do the Court's recent decisions regarding same-sex couples affect FMLA coverage? What about claims under Title VII and the ADA? Click here to read an article at the Ogletree Deakins blog which answers common questions about how the recent decision will affect the workplace.

7 Ways to Find Hot Hires on Social Media
How can my company leverage social media for recruiting? The social media recruiting process starts with the selection of platforms and then publishing targeted content that is honest, consistent, and representative of the company brand. Does your business leverage key influencers in your field? One tweet by an influencer about your brand can make all the difference. Learn more about these tips and more in this quick article that breaks down 7 ways to use social media to your advantage.

What Do 90% of CEOs Think That HR Should Focus On?
In a recent survey, a vast majority of U.S. CEOs said that in the post-recession economy, it is critical for HR teams to focus on data-driven, analytical approaches to recruitment. Click here to read more.

Policies that Lead to Legal Trouble
Business News Daily recently featured a list of workplace policies that can land any company in trouble. Does your business have policies for social media? Smoking? Workplace dating? Click here to read more about how these policies should be carefully crafted to avoid common pitfalls.

SHRM Survey: What's In (and What's Out!) When It Comes to Employee Perks
What percentage of employers are offering 401(k) plans? Wellness benefits? What about on-site massage therapy and prepared take-home meals? A recent SHRM survey answered these questions and more by studying more than 300 benefits provided by businesses to their employees. Click here to learn more.
Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2015 Missouri SHRM Conference! You Won't Want to Miss It...
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Save the Dates!
HRMA Summer Symposium
August 12th
7:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Details coming soon!
Annual HRMA Leadership Conference
October 30, 2015

 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Ameristar Casino & Hotel

Details coming soon!
HRMA Chapter Honors
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