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Sioux Falls-based Alternative HR achieves milestone

The human resource consulting company celebrated 30 years in January.

Dan Oakland
Dan Oakland
Image: Courtesy of Alternative HR

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. • Alternative HR, a Sioux Falls-based human resource consulting company, celebrated its 30-year anniversary in January.

The company started as a one-person consulting business serving three to four employees, but today has grown into a team of more than a dozen human resource professionals who serve a wide range of small to medium-sized businesses, public entities and non-profit organizations throughout the Midwest.

“This is a tremendous milestone for any company,” Dan Oakland, founder of the company, said in a prepared statement. “The success of our business has been achieved through the hard work and dedication of our team, the ongoing growth and development of our services, our focus on relationships, and our vision to provide high impact human resource solutions to our clients.”

Alternative HR initially supported employers primarily on compliance issues, according to the company, but now offers expertise in a wide-range of human resource, recruiting and development related services.

Karen DeLange
Karen DeLange
Image: Courtesy of Alternative HR

The company currently has 14 staff members, including one consultant in Iowa and one consultant in Minnesota.

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Karen DeLange, senior HR consultant and recently named director of operations, said it is exciting to know the company's specialized offerings and the level at which it provides them, from short-term projects to long-term, comprehensive HR services.

“We promote HR best practices that help our clients compete for great talent, comply with federal, state, and local employment regulations, and create a work environment where individuals and organizations can excel,” she said.

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