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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
Our experience with you and your firm was very positive and we would utilize Alternative HR again in a heartbeat if needed.
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.
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.
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.
Director, South Dakota Humanities Council, Brookings, SD
Former Rapid City Area School District Director of Human Resources Synova Nicolaisen is your local Alternative HR consultant, and her years of human resource management experience extend beyond education to a manufacturing company and an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) company as well.
Synova brings a strong skillset in dealing with performance and behavioral issues, payroll, benefits, compensation, and employment law issues to her work at Alternative HR, and her areas of expertise include strategic HR management, employee relations, workplace investigations, program management, and organizational development.