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Letter From the Editor
Andrew Metcalf
What a busy month for HRMA! In case you missed it, our calendar has been full of events promoting, disability awareness, networking for our Young Professionals, and mentoring for students entering the field. And of course, we all came together for the 2016 Annual Leadership Conference. Talk about a busy month!
Before we start carving turkeys and bracing ourselves for winter (and despite some warm days, winter is coming!), make sure to stop by our final Breakfast Meeting of the year, on November 16th. Details are below - look forward to seeing you there!

Andrew Metcalf
Chair, Newsletter Committee & Editor
November 16th Breakfast Meeting
Employee Resource Groups Panel Discussion

This panel discussion will provide participants with real examples of how Employee Resource Groups support Diversity & Inclusion efforts while having a positive impact on the organization's bottom line. Our panelists will discuss a variety of topics, including:
  • The goal and purpose of Employee Resource Groups
  • Best practices in launching Employee Resource Groups
  • Challenges each organization currently faces and strategies for the future
  • Success stories in leveraging Employee Resource Groups to support business goals
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.
Thank You!
Thank you to everyone that attended the 2016 Leadership Conference on October 28th! If you haven't already, please don't forget to complete your conference evaluation. Your feedback is essential to helping us improve our conference for future years.
A special thank you to the Conference Planning Committee that made this year's conference a success! We appreciate your hard work and dedication to making the conference beneficial and inspiring to our HRMA members!

Are you interested in planning the 2017 Leadership Conference? Contact HRMA at (314) 892-7994 or to join the committee!
5 Minutes With...Nicole Schlanger
Nicole Schlanger is an HR Manager with Gilead Group, and was the Chair of the 2016 HRMA Leadership Conference. We sat down with Nicole for this month's "5 Minutes With..." to learn more about her and her experience planning the conference.
HRMA University Relations Engages Student for Career Paths
On November 10th, HRMA welcomed nearly 40 attendees from the St. Louis area to a career networking event. Attendees included students and faculty from Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis University, McKendree University, Maryville University, Lindenwood University, Jefferson College, and Fontbonne University. Click here to read more.


Workforce Readiness Event for Veterans & Reservists
HRMA's Workforce Readiness Committee is seeking volunteers to review resumes for veterans! The Committee is hosting a resume review and interview training skills session with veterans and reservists to discuss resume format, content, and interview tips. Volunteers will answer questions and talk about best practices for veterans re-entering the workforce. Interested? Please contact The event is on November 17th, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Center for Workforce Innovation at Florissant Valley Community College, 3344 Pershall Road, Ferguson, MO 63135. Click here for more information.
Young Professionals Holiday Lights Walking Tour
Friday, December 9th

HRMA Young Professionals are cordially invited to get into the holiday spirit! HRMA members with fewer than ten years' experience in the field or under age 40 are welcome to join us for a walking tour of the Brewery Lights at Anheuser-Busch. Stop by the Biergarten at 6:00 p.m. for some tasty appetizers. At 6:45 p.m., we'll venture over to the brewery's world-famous holiday lights to enjoy the sights, sounds, and sips of AB in the winter! This event is free of charge, and attendees are welcome and encouraged to bring a guest. Questions? Contact Andrew or Molly. Click here to register!
Apple is Doubling Down on Accessibility
Click here to learn how the tech giant is making its products more accessible.

Election 2016: What Does it Mean for Workplace Law?
What does the 2016 election mean for the upcoming overtime regulations? The NLRB? State minimum wage laws?
  • How will the 2016 election affect state and local workplace law? Click here to read more.
  • Click here to read about new paid sick leave requirements for Illinois employers.
  • Click here to read about some of the employment-law consequences of the Presidential election.

Save the Dates!
November 16th Breakfast Meeting
 7:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Employee Resource Groups Panel Discussion
Renaissance Hotel
St. Louis Airport
November 17th
Workforce Readiness Event for Veterans & Reservists
Florissant Valley
Community College
December 9th
Young Professionals Holiday Lights
Walking Tour

Anheuser-Busch Biergarten
HRMA Chapter Honors
2015 SHRM Platinum Award
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