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.
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 Contact page. Congratulations to our most recent recipients below!
Small Company ( < 100 employees)
Medium Company (101-500 employees)
Large Company ( > 500 employees)
Previous Recipients (Small Company):
Previous Recipients (Medium Company):
Previous Recipients (Large Company):
Are you wondering what other employers are offering for paid time off, holidays or maybe even parental leave? Have you given much thought to how to craft an effective and attractive strategy for time off? Howalt+McDowell Insurance, a Marsh & McLennan Agency, is excited to partner with SESHRM in an effort to bring some local market insight and benchmarking in the areas of absence and disability management. Although some of this data is available on a larger, national scale, we are finding more of a need to help employers understand what other businesses are doing locally in the areas of paid time off, FMLA administration, disability coverage, sick time, parental leave and other time-off benefits. The goal of this information is to help employers find efficiencies and best practices in the area of absence management.
The survey will take place in November and results and information will be shared in both print format and publicly at an SESHRM meeting in 2019. There is no cost to obtain the results, but we are asking for everyone’s help to make this survey a success. The greater the response, the more accurate the data. All survey responses will be kept confidential to the analytics team compiling the results and data will only be published in aggregate.
Look for more information in the coming months and please consider taking the time to make this opportunity a success for our community!
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:
Would you like to be a part of the South Dakota SHRM State Council? SoDak SHRM is looking for passionate leaders to join them in 2019! The following positions are now open:
Position descriptions will be available shortly on their website HERE. Interested applicants may forward a resume to State Council Director Mary Drumm. Questions may be directed to Cal McKeown, Mary Drumm, or State Council Director-Elect Sheila Mennenga.
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
Emerging HR Professional of the Year
Previous Distinguished Recipients:
If you would like to purchase a copy of our most recent survey results please click HERE. Thank you to all of our sponsors for making this survey possible!