Below you will find updates regarding awards, offerings, news, and more. We encourage you to visit this page frequently for recent announcements, current initiatives, and the most up to date information regarding SESHRM.
SESHRM recognizes local HR professionals annually who have made significant contributions to the field of Human Resource Management and represent "the best" in the Human Resources profession. They are strategic business partners, individuals, businesses or organizations who serve as role models for the profession, who are leaders rather than followers, who set standards for others and the profession, and who apply their professional expertise outside of their organizations. Congratulations to our most recent recipients below!
Distinguished HR Professional of the Year
J.R. Rowenhorst, Sammons Financial Group Companies
Emerging HR Professional of the Year
Maggi Graves Lundgren, Heritage Bank NA
Previous Distinguished Recipients:
Previous Emerging Recipients:
Thank you to everyone who stopped out with donations to Dress for Success. Kerry Bamsey delivered a car full! And congratulations to all of the basket winners below. We are so thankful and greatly appreciate all of your support through this very strange and challenging year! Happy Holidays from everyone on the SESHRM Board!
The prestigious SESHRM Workplace Excellence Award is to acknowledge those companies that have made significant strides in employee practices to establish a highly desirable work environment and to recognize them for their leadership, culture and best practices. These companies are family-friendly with a dedicated workforce consistently portraying a strong culture of empowerment and growth. The award is presented every year at the SD Safety and Health Conference in October to selected employers displaying the following qualities:
If you have any questions please contact our Awards & Recognition Director on our Board Members page. Congratulations to our most recent recipients below!
Small Company ( < 100 employees)
Expansion Capital Group
Medium Company (101-500 employees)
Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort
Large Company ( > 500 employees)
First PREMIER Bank / PREMIER Bankcard
Previous Recipients (Small Company):
Previous Recipients (Medium Company):
Previous Recipients (Large Company):
The Department of Health is reaching out to get information to businesses to assist with mitigation strategies to stop the spread of COVID-19. The information includes:
As always, there is a host of information available on the covid.sd.gov website as well as the CDC website, including materials in other languages. If businesses have not already done so, the DOH would also encourage them to reach out to any national associations that might have information specific to their industry.
EMPLOYEE SCREENING TOOLS
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The Sioux Empire Society for Human Resource Management student chapter is pleased to announce that it has awarded its first annual $1,000 scholarship to Erin Walstead. Erin demonstrated a commitment to the profession of HR in her application and involvement in the student chapter. Currently serving as the Vice President and 2019-2020 President, Erin articulated appreciation of the opportunity to learn more about the field and engage with others passionate about HR through the student chapter. Erin is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in HR from Bellevue University and graduated with an Associate’s degree from Southeast Tech.
Sioux Empire SHRM is accepting nominations for the following two board positions. Interested individuals may contact our Student Chapter Director on the Board Members page.
President (est. 4 hrs/month)
Vice President (est. 2 hrs/month)
In recognition of the need for skilled Human Resources professionals to support the workforce within the region of Sioux Falls, the Sioux Empire Society for Human Resource Management (SESHRM) will award one (1) $1,000 scholarship per academic year to an eligible undergraduate student recipient meeting the following eligibility requirements. Should no eligible applicants apply in a year, the award will not be given.
Submit a written application to the current SESHRM Student Chapter Board Liaison at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application format should be a Word document or PDF. Please email application materials addressed to the Student Chapter Board Liaison, who will confirm receipt of your application.
Application should include the following:
Submit application materials by March 1 for the following academic year, defined as August through July. Scholarship recipient will be notified of award status by May. Checks will be sent to the student’s account at their academic institution of higher learning and made payable to that institution on behalf of the student.
All application materials, including your letter(s) of recommendation and personal essay will be reviewed, to assess the following points: