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Message from the President
linda pipitone
Greetings SHRM STL Members! Hard to believe it is August already! Many of you are probably busy getting ready for the start of a new school year while trying to keep up with work. Among our many titles, we are all jugglers as well! Click here to read more.
September 12th Happy Hour & Dinner Meeting - Recruiting from Non Traditional Sources
According to the Prison Policy Institute, the U.S. justice system controls almost 7 million people, over half of whom are on probation. It is known that meaningful, living wage employment has a direct effect on recidivism rates, but how does that affect you and your company?

As more and more states and cities are implementing "ban the box laws" and the tight job market makes hiring more difficult, companies have an opportunity to make a direct impact on their communities, open their workforces to increased diversity of thoughts and ideas, all while staying in compliance with ever changing laws. Join us on September 12th as Kalen McAllister and George Lombardi from Laughing Bear Bakery discuss how they have used their past experiences in working with the MO prison system to create a successful bakery business hiring ex-offenders and how you can apply their policies and practices to your organization. Click here for more information and to register.
2018 SHRM Certification Exam Prep Study Course
SHRM St. Louis is excited to announce a SHRM Certification exam preparatory course through SHRM St. Louis. Our professional instructor will cover the three domains and modules covered in the SHRM HR competency course, and there will be opportunity for valuable learning through peer discussion. The intensive sessions begin September 11th. Click here for more information and to register.
YP Happy Hour & Networking Bingo with HR Leaders
Young Professionals of SHRM St. Louis are cordially invited to network! Join us on September 20th at 5:30 p.m. at Felix's to enjoy some of STL's most delicious pizza and a tasty beverage with other local professionals in HR. Click here for more information and to register.
Volunteer for a SHRM St. Louis Committee! Support the profession, develop professionally, and build great networks!
SHRM St. Louis' ability to provide excellent service to our members and to the HR profession is due to the many volunteer efforts of our members. We have a variety of committees to which you can be of service. Click here for a list of our current committees, each of which has volunteer opportunities. If you would like to get involved, please contact the committee chair listed.
Leadership Conference - October 12th
Join us for the 6th Annual Leadership Conference & Business Partner Expo! Register now to attend the region's premier Human Resources professional development conference for an opportunity to enhance your HR practitioner skills while earning up to 5.5 hours of HRCI and SHRM recertification credits. The day is packed with opportunities to expand your knowledge, network with regional HR colleagues and visit our Business Partner Expo showcasing HR-related products and services.
Welcome to 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.
SHRM Seminars in KC
As announced at the MOSHRM State Conference, SHRM Seminars will be held in Kansas City this fall. Please click here for a $200 discount for state conference attendees, state council members, and chapter members.
SHRM St. Louis is on Facebook
SHRM of Greater St. Louis is on Facebook! Give us a "like" to follow along with upcoming events. Find us here.
Conference Sponsorship Opportunities Available!
Looking to market your business to 500 HR professionals? Set up a booth at the 6th Annual Leadership Conference! Click here for more information and to reserve your spot.
The Deaf Community Identifies as a Culture, not a Disability
by Shelly Tisius, Inclusion & Diversity Committee

How you interact with Deaf employees or customers may need to change. Did you know that the Deaf sign language using community considers themselves a cultural group and not a disabled group? Did you know that there are vast linguistic differences between English and American Sign Language (ASL)? Did you know that each Deaf person has their own language preferences, so a one-size-fits all approach to communication may not create understanding? This blog article brought to you by MT & Associates | Sign Language Interpreting, and video by NPR, provides a snapshot into these cultural differences. Read More - Differences Between Our Cultures: Terminology and Language

Brought to you by Newsletter Committee Editor Josh Owings.

Save the Dates!
September 12th
Dinner Meeting
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Renaissance Hotel
St. Louis Airport
September 20th
YP Happy Hour

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Leadership Conference
October 12th
7:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Ameristar Casino Resort Spa
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