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     A monthly reader for HR Professionals in the Sioux Empire.

    November 2017

    From the Desk of the President

    This is the last week to run for the SESHRM board! We are still accepting candidates to run for three open board positions next year: President-Elect, Certification and Education Coordinator, and Program Coordinator. Please contact me or Cal McKeown by Friday, November 10th if you would like to run for one of these positions or if you would like more information. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of this awesome group of HR professionals!

    Late last month the SD SHRM state council and chapter leaders from around the state gathered in Rapid City for the 2017 SoDak SHRM State Leadership Conference. Nancy Conway, our SHRM Field Services Director, led us through a highly collaborative strategic planning session resulting in three new initiatives for SoDak SHRM: brand, partnership, and volunteers. The state council is excited to be focused on these new initiatives and provide continued support and resources for the state’s chapters. Black Hills SHRM also gave us an update on the 2018 state conference, Solving the HR Puzzle, to be held at The Lodge in Deadwood on May 9th – 11th. Make sure you SAVE THE DATE for this conference – they have a great lineup of speakers and sessions and are planning an exciting Thursday night event.

    It’s time to renew your SESHRM membership for 2018 and November is the BEST time to do that! Anyone who renews their membership in the month of November will have their name put in a drawing for a complimentary 2018 State Conference Registration & Hotel. Renew online at

    Join us on November 14th for our monthly meeting at CJ Callaways. Shelia Stanley from OSHA will be preparing us for what to expect if selected for an audit. SESHRM will also be holding its annual 50/50 Fundraiser for the SHRM Foundation. The SHRM Foundation offers 200+ scholarships every year to individuals pursuing higher education and conducting research in the HR field. We appreciate our members supporting the SHRM Foundation and contributing toward the development of the human resources profession.

    See you next week!

     Jen Adix, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
     SESHRM President

    SESHRM November 2017 Chapter Meeting
    ​Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    CJ Callaway's
    Registration Deadline: Friday, November 10th at noon

    OSHA Activity in South Dakota - Trends and Updates
    Presented by: Sheila Stanley, Sioux Falls Area OSHA Office

    Sheila Stanley, Area Director, Sioux Falls Area OSHA Office will speak about HR professionals and how we are most likely to interact with OSHA either in an inspection or in an outreach activity. Additionally, attendees will develop an understanding of the types of inspections, citations and injuries may help the HR professional reduce the likelihood of all three.

    In this session, attendees will:

    • Develop familiarity with the OSHA Office in Sioux Falls
    • Learn what types of inspections OSHA has been doing and why
    • Understand what the most frequently issued citations are and why
    • Learn what, when and how to report an incident to OSHA
    • Learn your rights after an OSHA inspection

    Click Here to Register as a SESHRM Member
    Click Here to Register as a Non-Member

    2017 HR Professional of the Year

    The SESHRM Chapter (Sioux Empire Society for Human Resource Management) annually recognizes local Human Resources Professionals with the HR Professional of the Year Award.

    The purpose of the Human Resources Professional of the Year award is to recognize an individual who has made significant contributions to the Human Resources Field and represents ‘the best’ in the HR Profession. They are strategic business partners – individuals who serve as role models for the profession, who are ‘leaders’ rather than followers, who set standards for others in our profession and who apply their professional expertise outside of their organizations.

    Please nominate individuals in the HR profession who you believe deserve this great honor at:

    Deadline to nominate is Friday November 24, 2017.

    If you have questions please contact Miranda Bunde at 605-366-8674 or

    Join the SESHRM Board

    Three awesome opportunities for you to volunteer with the SESHRM board!

    Several of our board positions will be open in 2018 which means you have the chance to join us. SESHRM board members are talented and dedicated HR professionals who are passionate about enhancing the value that SESHRM brings to our community. Click on the position titles below to learn more about each role.

    Program Coordinator
    Certification and Education Coordinator

    Rather than listing the reasons why I think you should run for a position, check out what our current board members have to say!

    To run for one of these positions, simply contact me at or Cal McKeown at no later than November 10th.

    Give Thanks for HR Interns!

    Show your appreciation for HR interns this November by giving the gift of membership to SESHRM. Membership is available at a reduced rate of only $40. Be sure to encourage students to enter our chapter number (5496) so they are affiliated with our association.

    Visit SESHRM’s website to learn more today!

    Contact the student chapter liaison, Billie Streufert, at if you have questions.

    New Members

    Stephanie Dieleman
    Escape Room

    Kristin Elgersma
    Finance & Admin Manager
    Sioux Falls Regional Airport

    Lucy Oromo
    HR Generalist
    Covington Care & Rehab Center

    Maintain your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP through Recertification

    What is the value of maintaining your credential?
    The HR profession is constantly changing and evolving. It is important for certified professionals to continually update their HR competencies and knowledge. Achieving certification as a SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM is the first step. Recertifying demonstrates your commitment to the profession, to your organization, and to yourself through lifelong education and professional development.

    How do you recertify?
    HR professionals may maintain their SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential by engaging in professional development activities that relate to the Behavioral Competencies and Functional Areas of Knowledge identified in the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™). The incorporation of competencies into the SHRM BoCK greatly expands the range of activities that will qualify for Professional Development Credits (PDCs). To recertify and maintain your credential, you must earn 60 PDCs every three years, or retake the certification exam.

    SHRM created three avenues by which SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credential holders can earn PDCs:

    1. Advance Your Education through continuing education activities such as conferences, seminars, webcasts, e-learning, chapter programs and more. 
    2. Advance Your Organization through supervisor-endorsed work projects that support organizational goals and demonstrate capabilities in one or more of the HR Competencies. 
    3. Advance Your Profession through thought leadership and volunteer activities that contribute to the development of the HR profession and the community.

    For detailed descriptions of what activities qualify for PDCs, refer to the SHRM Recertification Handbook. To start the recertification process, visit