News

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.

Workplace Excellence Awards

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:

  • Friendly culture
  • Great work/life balance
  • Innovative communication techniques
  • Consistently recognizes those who go “above and beyond”
  • Empowers team members with personal and professional development skills

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)

RMS Roller-Grinder


Medium Company (101-500 employees)

Carsforsale.com


Large Company ( > 500 employees)

Interstates



Previous Recipients (Small Company):

Previous Recipients (Medium Company):

Previous Recipients (Large Company):


2019 SESHRM Salary Survey

If you would like to purchase a copy of our 2019 survey results please click HERE. Thank you to all of our sponsors for making this survey possible!

Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors



SoDak SHRM Newsletter

SoDak SHRM State Council is pleased to offer you another issue of their quarterly newsletter. Click HERE to catch up on all the HR news from around the state.


Erin Walstead Receives Student Chapter SESHRM Scholarship

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.


Announcing the 2019 SESHRM Salary Survey

Compensation data is vital to each of our company’s success and workforce development, so we need your help. SESHRM is pleased to announce the 2019 SESHRM Salary Survey! Watch your email for an opportunity to participate in the biannual event. The survey will be conducted April 10, 2019 to May 8th, 2019. As a thank you for participating, all SESHRM member participants will receive a COMPLIMENTARY copy of the results (a $400 value)!

SESHRM Salary Survey Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Sponsor the 2019 SESHRM Salary Survey at one of three levels this year and receive premier advertising space & more!

Gold Sponsorship: $2000.00

  • Primary Sponsor
  • Opportunity to speak & distribute company information at one monthly event
  • One (1) advertisement on SESHRM website for two (2) months
  • Complimentary, One-Year Membership to SESHRM
  • Two (2) free monthly SESHRM Meeting Passes to invite a Non-SESHRM Member
  • Featured Spotlight in the Survey
  • Complimentary copy of survey results

Silver Sponsorship: $1000.00

  • Opportunity to distribute company information at one (1) monthly event
  • One (1) advertisement on SESHRM website for one (1) month
  • Two (2) free monthly SESHRM Meeting Passes to invite a Non-SESHRM Member
  • Featured Spotlight in the Survey
  • Complimentary copy of survey results

Bronze Sponsorship: $500.00

  • One (1) advertisement on SESHRM website for one (1) month
  • One (1) free monthly SESHRM Meeting Pass to invite a Non-SESHRM Member
  • Featured Spotlight in the Survey
  • Complimentary copy of survey results

For sponsorship inquiries, survey details, or questions please contact President Elect Cindy Krekelberg on our Board Members page!


Students, Serve as Student President or Vice President

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)

  • Update annual objectives of the student chapter.
  • Recruit new members during annual membership drive.
  • Approve use of chapter funds.
  • Announce via email monthly events to members and local campuses.
  • Collaborate with Chapter Liaison to plan events and submit Merit Award Application during Spring 2020

Vice President (est. 2 hrs/month)

  • Collaborate with Chapter Liaison to plan events and submit Merit Award Application during Spring 2020.
  • Manage chapter funds and share financial reports.
  • Update the annual goals and objectives of the student chapter.
  • Recruit new members during annual membership drive.


HR Professionals of the Year

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

Rachell Henning, Woods Fuller Shultz & Smith P.C.


Emerging HR Professional of the Year

Jessica Bickett, Lawrence & Schiller


Previous Distinguished Recipients:

Previous Emerging Recipients:


SESHRM Scholarship Program

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.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Current SHRM national student member (which includes membership to student SESHRM #5496) or have submitted application at the time of this scholarship application with proof of membership prior to awarding of scholarship
  • Enrolled in an accredited degree-seeking undergraduate program
  • Degree program is HR-related (i.e., Business, Psychology, Human Resources, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Organizational Development, etc.)
  • Cumulative GPA is 3.0 or above
  • Applicant may only be awarded the scholarship once per lifetime

APPLICATION PROCESS

Submit a written application to the current SESHRM Student Chapter Board Liaison at siouxempireshrm@gmail.com. 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:

  • Your contact information (full name, address, email)
  • 500-word personal essay articulating your interest in HR, financial need, and career goals
  • Current Resume
  • One professional letter of reference addressed to ‘SESHRM Scholarship Review Committee’ containing information about applicant’s character, ethics, values and experiences. Letter may not come from a family member of applicant and should state context of relationship to applicant (supervisor, professor, mentor, coach, etc.).
  • Copy or screen shot of current academic transcript that will show applicant’s name, the name of the institution of higher learning, courses you’ve taken, and grades for each.

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.

SELECTION CRITERIA

All application materials, including your letter(s) of recommendation and personal essay will be reviewed, to assess the following points:

  • 30% Commitment to/passion for HR profession
  • 25% Career goals and commitment to the state of South Dakota, including applicant’s local chapter
  • 25% Academic Achievement
  • 20% Financial Need

Sioux Empire SHRM is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.PO Box 1302, Sioux Falls, SD 57101, Chapter #217

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