Happy May Everyone!
I was fortunate to be able to attend the SD State SHRM Conference earlier this month and listen to SHRM CEO, Johnny C. Taylor Jr. open the conference! If you ever get the opportunity to hear him speak, take it! He was very engaging and entertaining. He gave all attendees an extra boost of motivation and renewed our passion for our profession. My favorite quote that he shared was, “HR”s job is to rid the world of poor employee experiences.” That one resonated well with me and I feel it is reflective of all HR professionals no matter your area of focus. I hope each one of our members know their value to the profession, to your teams, and to your employers. Be sure to take the time for your own professional development by attending our monthly chapter meetings, participating in the mentor program, or consider volunteering to serve on a SESHRM Committee or a Board Position.
Speaking of board members, we are excited to welcome Stephanie Keizer and Maggie Garry to the SESHRM Board! Stephanie is serving as our Conference Director and Maggie is our new Legislative Director. Thank you to Alex Clark for all he’s done with SESHRM over the last few years and most recently as our Legislative Director. We wish he and his family the best of luck in their new adventures in Minnesota!