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Welcome to the Sioux Empire Society for Human Resource Management

We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

We welcome your use of this site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!

Apply for a Scholarship to the 2018 SHRM Annual Conference in Chicago, IL!  

Not one, but TWO Scholarships to the National SHRM Conference in Chicago, IL in June will be given away by SESHRM!  Scholarship will include Conference Registration, Airfare & Lodging!! 
​Apply today!  Deadline is March 16, 2018! 

2018 SoDak SHRM State Conference

Solving the HR Puzzle

Experience the largest talent conference in the state. As a conference attendee you will benefit from the insight and knowledge shared by breakout speakers while having several opportunities to network and interact with colleagues, exhibitors, and sponsors. Black Hills SHRM is pleased to host this year's state conference in historic Deadwood, SD. Join us to hear from speakers, talk with vendors, and network with fellow talent professionals from across the state.


May 9-11, 2018

The Lodge at Deadwood

100 Pine Crest Drive

Deadwood, SD 57732



Rooms are reserved under the Black Hills Society for Human Resource Management at the following locations:

The Lodge at Deadwood

SpringHill Suites by Marriott

Cadillac Jack's


Through March 31:

Full (cash/check) - $225

Full (credit card) - $235

Thursday only (cash/check) - $100

Thursday only (credit card) - $110

Student - $99


After March 31:

Full (cash/check) - $275

Full (credit card) - $285

Thursday only (cash/check) - $150

Thursday only (credit card) - $160

Student - $99


For more information on the conference or to register visit the SoDak SHRM State Council's new website.  

2017 Workplace Excellence Awards Winners!!

Small Category (100 Employees or less):
Weisser Distributing

Medium Category (101 - 500 employees):

Large Category (501 Employees or more):
2017 Human Resource Professional of the Year Award Winners!!

Emerging HR Professional of the Year:
Kelsey Hillberg

Distinguished HR Professional of the Year:
Garrett Wilson





Upcoming Events

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  • February 22, 2018 - 7:30am
    Drifters Bar & Grille 325 Hustan Ave Fort Pierre, SD 57532

    Don’t miss this great opportunity to be a part of the action! The SoDak SHRM State Council will be hosting Legislative Day 2018 on Thursday, February 22, 2018 in Pierre, South Dakota in conjunction with the 2018 South Dakota Legislative Session.

    Register at ...

  • March 1, 2018 - 8:45am to 9:45am
    Sioux Falls Convention Center

    During this session, panelists from diverse post-secondary institutions in South Dakota who routinely support students, as well as alumni, will describe best practices in college recruitment, drawing from the exemplary strategies observed or described in the literature. Panelists will highlight the common concerns, questions, needs,...

  • March 27, 2018 - 8:00am to 1:00pm
    Ramada Sioux Falls Airport Hotel & Suites 1301 W Russell St Sioux Falls, SD 57104

    HR Leadership Lessons from H-O-L-L-Y-W-O-O-D
    Presented by Andy Masters


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