HR Day of Service, The JAG Initiative, and More...

SHRM of Greater St. Louis has partnered with the MO State Council of SHRM and SHRM Chapters across MO on various Workforce Readiness Initiatives and we wanted to take this opportunity to give you a brief rundown of what's in store and how you can get involved.
  • HR Day of Service: Last year's inaugural statewide Day of Service was a great success! In St. Louis, this is our third Annual HR Day of Service and we are again partnering with United Way and SMPHR to celebrate the HR Profession and give back to the community. Based on your feedback from last year, we have expanded opportunities to serve the Greater St. Louis nonprofit community throughout the months of April and May. Volunteers will present and share experiences on Building a Successful Workplace Team and Reducing Negativity in the Workplace. A sample presentation will be shared with each team and there are over 20 opportunities to serve in MO and IL. Please visit to register for a volunteer opportunity. If you don't see an opportunity that fits your schedule or area of expertise, please check back again as more opportunities will be posted in the weeks to come!
    We are also seeking volunteer "captains" to coordinate our volunteers at each agency. If you are interested in serving as a HR Day of Service captain, please reach out to Nicole Schlanger at
    Thank you to all of the past volunteers that have helped to make this event a success! We look forward to another successful event!
  • The JAG Initiative: SHRM has launched a partnership with Jobs for America's Graduates (“JAG”) to better prepare students across the country for entering the workforce after graduation. Missouri SHRM was one of seven state councils selected as a pilot program to kick off this initiative. Our chapters in St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield are already hard at work with their JAG counterparts to provide mentorships and other resources that match the needs of students to help prepare them for jobs after high school. If you are interested in learning more about this fantastic new program, please contact Nicole Schlanger at
  • Missouri Chamber of Commerce's Intern Connect - Intern Search Made Easy: Missouri Intern Connect helps bridge the gap to tomorrow's workforce by matching employers with students from Missouri colleges and universities. Create a free account to post internships and gain access to the advanced intern search. You can find interns by keyword, school, major, location and more! Get started now at Questions? Contact Kelly Dyer at or by phone at 573.634.3511.
  • SHRM Foundation's Veterans at Work Certificate Program: The SHRM Foundation has launched a Veteran at Work Certificate Program. The SHRM Foundation believes that a proactive and well-informed veteran employment initiative can mitigate challenges faced by employers and veterans. Through education and awareness, HR professionals can provide effective recruiting, onboarding, training, support, mentoring and retention of veteran and military-connected talent who represent current and potential employees. Through this certificate program you will:
    • Learn the value that skilled veterans bring to the civilian workplace
    • Demonstrate your commitment to attract, hire and retain these talented professionals
    • Earn 10 professional development credits toward your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP recertification
      This 10-hour program is complimentary and open to all. I encourage all Missouri SHRM members to check this out!
  • Missouri SHRM's Veteran's Hiring Initiative: Three Missouri SHRM members, John Marino (SHRM-STL), Randy Tucker (Springfield SHRM) and Christine Zika (Lewis & Clark SHRM) were selected as Inclusion Captains by SHRM to further Veteran's hiring throughout Missouri in 2019. We will be offering programming and communications throughout the year on the benefits of hiring Veterans with our first webinar scheduled for May 16, 2019. Look for registration materials from your chapter soon! If you are interested in learning more about SHRM's Veteran's Hiring Initiative, please contact Missouri SHRM's Workforce Readiness Director, John Marino, at

We are excited about all of the Workforce Readiness Initiatives! Are you excited and want to get involved? Contact Nicole Schlanger at to join the SHRM St. Louis Workforce Readiness Committee and be a part of the planning.