HR Results for Rapid City Businesses

Rapid City is one of America’s fastest-growing hubs for small business development (ranked #9 in the nation by Verizon), and Alternative HR offers an expert team to help take the human resources-related time, stress, and regulatory burdens off the shoulders of small businesses, non-profit agencies and public entities – for less than the cost of a full-time HR professional.

We help employers compete for great talent, comply with employment laws and regulations, and create an environment where people can excel.

Rapid City HR Solutions and Services

Outsourced HR Solutions

Rapid City, and the entire Black Hills area, is home to a vast array of small and medium sized employers engaging in tourism, agriculture, healthcare, manufacturing, technology, and logistics sectors of the economy. And they all have people issues to manage. With Alternative HR’s  Outsourced HR Solutions, we can support all your HR needs – when you need them – whether that’s a single issue or a variety of projects. We can assist recruitment, performance management issues, compensation and benefits administration, compliance assurance and even building your work environment. You’ll have a dedicated HR consultant assigned to your business, so help is always just a call away.

Fractional HR Services

South Dakota’s 84,440 small businesses employ 59.5% of the state’s workforce. Most of those employers, though, cannot justify having an HR professional on their team to help with critical issues, including compliance, hiring, and employee development. With Alternative HR’s Fractional HR Services, you can have on-going professional HR support on a part-time basis, and get the specific help you need, at a fraction of what a full-time HR professional would cost. 

From startups to long-established businesses, Rapid City and Black Hills employers can benefit from having on-going HR support from Alternative HR. After all, staying on top of employee performance, communications, conflict, benefits, compensation, morale, productivity, and attendance, as well as state and federal employment laws and regulations, is critical – and nearly impossible without having professional HR support..

Alternative HR also provides interim and transitional HR support to employers when needed.

HR Consultant in Rapid City, SD

HR On-Demand

Alternative HR provides human resource support to employers, both small and large.  HR On-Demand is our subscription service designed primarily for start-ups and very small employers, but open to any employer.  Our company’s team of knowledgeable and dedicated HR professionals will answer general HR related questions, and help you manage issues related to compensation and benefits, recruiting and selection, training, compliance, performance, and even safety and wellness. Bottom line: we provide expertise when you need it!

  • $139/month subscription or pre-pay and save!
  • $119/month for 6 month or $99/month for 12 month prepaid!
  • Up to 1-hour support (additional time available as-needed)
  • Dedicated HR professional
  • Support for posting jobs and tracking applicants
  • Newsletters
  • Tools

Areas of HR Support

Do you have a specific issue to resolve, a project in mind, or need HR expertise in one specific area? We routinely help employers in the areas of compensation and benefits, recruiting and selection, training, performance management, policies, and a wide variety of compliance issues. Alternative HR has expert consultants available to assist your Rapid City or Black Hills area business with your particular needs.


Your organization’s total compensation has a huge impact on your recruiting, retention, engagement, and overall reputation. Alternative HR can conduct a compensation analysis that balances attracting new talent, rewarding existing employees fairly, and keeping payroll costs within budget.


Let us help you manage all or part of your next recruitment initiative. We put our talent expertise to work in the areas of job analysis, job descriptions, job posting and recruiting, applicant tracking, candidate screening, interviewing, reference checks, background checks, pre-employment tests, offer extension, negotiations, and onboarding.

Employee Handbook

With the constant changes in the world around, your company’s policy handbook is a living document, requiring periodic reviews and updates. At Alternative HR, it’s our job to stay on top of state and federal HR laws and regulations, and we can help you implement them into a new policy handbook or new handbook revision.

Performance Management

If you have people on your team, you know that you have performance issues to address. Whether that’s with a new employee learning your systems and procedures, with an experienced employee going through personal issues that are negatively impacting their work, or team members who can’t seem to work well together, Alternative HR can help you manage and resolve those situations.

Human Resources Risk Assessment

You know that as a small business, there are certain things you excel at! You probably also recognize there are some blind spots, or sore spots – areas you may struggle. Our mission is to help you with the people-side of your business, and our Human Resource Risk Assessment identifies your strengths as an employer, but it also uncovers some areas of vulnerability and risk – areas you probably want to strengthen in order to stay competitive..

What Small Businesses Are Saying About Us

Our experience with you and your firm was very positive and we would utilize Alternative HR again in a heartbeat if needed.

Shon Anderson

CEO B9Creations-Rapid City, SD

I received very positive feedback on the training.  A number of administrators commented that they have never had that type of training opportunity, so I think it was definitely worth doing.

Robert Griggs

President, Southeast Technical College - Sioux Falls, SD

Alternative HR was a great partner for Sullivans.  For over 20 years, Dan and his team of HR professionals provided great service for Sullivans on a part time basis, covering all aspects of the HR spectrum, including recruitment, payroll, benefits, compliance and employee handbook creation.   Alternative HR is professional, knowledgeable, dependable and someone you can trust to take care of any and all of your HR needs.

Tim Thune

V.P. of Digital Marketing & Sales, Sullivans - Sioux Falls, SD

Many thanks for your expert help over this past year.  It made all the difference to work with you (Sarah Meusburger)—your help from the ads to the placement of those ads to helping with questions for first interviews—this search turned out well because of your professional advice. I don’t want to say “can’t wait to work with you again” for that would mean an opening, but I now know that I have an HR professional I can turn to who will make all the difference.

Ann Volin

Director, South Dakota Humanities Council, Brookings, SD