Sioux City is a fast-growing hub for small business development, 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.
Sioux City, and the entire Siouxland, is home to a vast array of small and medium sized employers engaging in 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.
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!
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..
Alternative HR was referred to me by another Franchisee. They have been so easy to work with. We have used them for HR training for our store managers and used them to help us with our employee handbook. It is nice to have professionals proof our handbook that knows the human resource laws. It gives me a piece of mind especially because we have stores in both Iowa and Nebraska.”
Owner, Alderman-Dreher Holdings, LLC (Scooter's Coffee Franchisee, Iowa & Nebraska)
We recently developed a comprehensive compensation and benefit plan and solicited the help from Alternative HR to assist us with this project, to analyze our positions, grade levels and salary ranges. Our consultant was fantastic to work with – efficient, thorough, and professional. I would highly recommend Alternative HR for your HR needs!”
Benefits and Compensation Specialist, Augustana University [Academics | Augustana University]
Alternative HR is a great resource for our company. We have worked with them for several years. They have always been there to answer questions or walk us through how to handle many different situations. Recently we have started using them in our hiring process. They are fantastic to work with, because they are professional, knowledgeable and most of all truly care. I would highly recommend them.
Branch Manager, Limestone Bookkeeping, Inc. [Outsourced Accounting | Limestone Inc]
Gail Anderson joined Alternative HR in 2020 and brought over 20 years of experience in human resources, with significant staffing, talent acquisition, and HR consulting experience. Gail is a critical advocate for her clients in assisting with compliance, performance management, benefits administration, employee relations, conflict resolution and more. Gail is Operations Coordinator for Alternative HR, and works with clients in NW Iowa and the Sioux City metro area.
Throughout her career, Gail has built solid relationships with leadership in all industries and offers high levels of service to her clients. She has a strong reputation with her clients for her ability to counsel and assist clients through all types of challenges, whether work or personal issues. Gail is comfortable whether she is talking to an hourly employee about benefits, or meeting with a business owner or CEO about HR strategies.