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Message from the President

HRMA's 2017 Conference is almost upon us! If you haven't registered yet, please click here to do so. There are also a few sponsorships/booths available for any business partners out there who would like to participate. The conference is an excellent opportunity to showcase your business to our members! Please contact HRMA to reserve your booth today! We are excited about this year's speaker line-up - it should be an awesome conference! Click here to read more.
September 13th Dinner Meeting - The Financial Well-Being of Your Employees Can Drive Employee Engagement & Retention
Providing financial wellness training and tools was expected to be a key workplace trend for 2017, and new research findings show that to be the case.

The Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM's) 2017 Employee Benefits survey report (forthcoming), based on a survey of SHRM members conducted earlier this year, found that more organizations are offering financial advice compared to 2016 and to five years ago.

"This benefit can help employees improve their financial management skills, plan how to manage debt, and hopefully alleviate stress and worry as a result," said SHRM researcher Tanya Mulvey, the survey project leader.

As of this year, nearly one-half (49%) of employers offer some type of financial advice, which included providing resource materials or referrals, online assessment and advice tools, and group instruction and one-on-one advice with a financial counselor.

Join us in September for a two-part presentation that will explore the importance of employee literacy education and benefit plan design that assist in recruiting and retaining employees. Click here for more information and to register.
HRMA on Facebook
HRMA of Greater St. Louis is on Facebook! Give us a "like" to follow along with upcoming events. Find us here.
"From Wishing to Working: How to Find YOUR Success in the Workforce" - September 28, 2017
On Thursday, September 28th, HRMA St. Louis will host a networking reception and roundtables for students, young professionals, and anyone interested in landing their first job or expanding their career. Click here for more information and to register.
HRMA Salary & Benefits Survey
HRMA is pleased to announce its first salary and benefits survey that will be coming to its members this summer. By contributing your responses to the survey you will receive a copy of the results at no cost. We hope that this survey will provide even more value to your membership. Click here to participate!
Give HRMA Your Taste of Teamwork!
In honor of HRMA's 75th Anniversary, we will be producing the HRMA Taste of Teamwork Cookbook & Membership Directory. It will be chock-full of great teambuilding activities and icebreakers. Be part of this invaluable resource. Submit your favorite teambuilding activity or icebreaker by clicking here.

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2017 SHRM Certification Exam Prep Study Course
HRMA is excited to announce a SHRM Certification exam preparatory course through HRMA. 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 study sessions begin October 2nd. Click here for more information and to register.
HRMA 2017 Leadership Conference - October 27th
Registration is OPEN for HRMA's 5th Annual Leadership Conference at Ameristar Casino Resort Spa in St. Charles on October 27th. Mark your calendars and click here to register for this all-day conference. Your HRMA membership includes the conference registration, but spots are limited, so register before it fills up!

Opening this year's conference is Bob Chapman, Chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller. Bob Chapman imagines a world where people leave work each day fulfilled by there work. He imagines a world full of caring work environments in which people can realize their gifts, apply and develop their talents, and feel a genuine sense of fulfillment for their contributions. And in this world, because their work is fulfilling, people go home happy and are better spouses, parents, neighbors and friends. As Chairman and CEO of $2 billion capital equipment and engineering solutions firm Barry-Wehmiller, Chapman has championed fulfilling work and a compassionate work environment through his commitment to Truly Human Leadership.

At lunch, we'll hear from Rodney "Rocky" Sickmann, United States Marine Corps Sergeant and P.O.W.; Iranian Hostage Crisis Author of Iranian Hostage: A Personal Diary of 444 Days in Captivity; Retired U.S. Director, Military and Industry Affairs, Anheuser-Busch InBev; and Senior VP, Budweiser Account, Folds of Honor.

Don't miss out on our amazing line up of speakers, professional networking, and opportunities to meet and learn about the business partners who support HRMA and make our programming possible. Register Now!
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.
Nominate a Board Member
Each year, the HRMA of Greater St. Louis’ Nominating Committee recommends a slate of candidates to serve on the Chapter Board of Directors. On behalf of this year’s Nominating Committee, please complete this 2018 Board of Directors Application to submit your name for a position on the board. Alternatively, you can nominate any other Member by sending an e-mail to Find more information click here.
There are still a few spots left in the Business Partner Expo!
Looking to market your business to about 500 HR professionals! Set up a booth at the 5th Annual Leadership Conference! Click here to learn more.
Note About the SHRM Foundation
At the annual SHRM conference in June, the Top 25 Chapters were recognized for their efforts in supporting the SHRM Foundation. HRMA of Greater St. Louis was among the chapters recognized, and at the September dinner meeting, a certificate of recognition will be presented to the chapter. Click here to read more.
SHRM Discount Membership
SHRM offers endless resources and communications to its members, including educational opportunities. Additionally, our chapter receives funds for each HRMA member that is also a member of SHRM. If you are not a SHRM member but are interested, SHRM is offering a special end of the year offer for HRMA's members. Save $15 on a new or renewal SHRM membership by October 31, 2017 with promo code CH17A and get access to HR tools and resources to help you be confident, compliant, and current on all things HR. Find the offer here!
HRMA & AAIM Team Up for Financial Wellness
HRMA's Young Professionals group teamed up with AAIM's Young Professionals for an educational session on Financial Wellness. The attendees had a chance to network with one another over food and drink, then take in great information from the presenter and ask questions. Mike Bloss from Prudential Financial spoke to the YPs about what should be considered when thinking about personal finances, savings, and planning for the future. Overall, the event was a success and we look forward to future events with the Young Professionals group.

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HRMA Teams Up with PRSA & AMA for Happy Hour!
HRMA St. Louis members have been invited to join the St. Louis Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and the American Marketing Association (AMA) at a joint networking event on Wednesday, September 20th, at Morgan Street Brewery.
The event will feature Mark Errante, the Product Manager of Mercy's Intranet, who will speak on the benefit of targeted communications. Click here for more information and to register, and use the "HRMA" member button to sign up. This is a great opportunity to meet other association members and may lead to more collaborative efforts in the future. Hope you can make it!
Brought to you by HRMA Newsletter Committee Co-Editors Andrew Metcalf and Josh Owings.

Save the Dates!
September 13th Dinner Meeting
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Renaissance Hotel
St. Louis Airport
Click here for details and to register.
September 28th
From Wishing to Working: How to Find YOUR Success in the Workforce
Click here for details
and to register.

October 2nd
SHRM Certification Exam Prep Study Course Begins
Click here for more information.
HRMA Leadership Conference
October 27, 2017
7:15 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Ameristar Casino Resort Spa
Click here for more information.
HRMA Chapter Honors
SHRM Excel Platinum 2016
SHRM Recertification Provider Seal 2017
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