Wausau, Wis. (February 7, 2019) Three members of Peoples State Bank’s Human Resources team have earned the SHRM-CP certification through the Society of Human Resources Management.
“This certification gives our team more credibility that we have a high level of HR knowledge and can apply the knowledge on the job,” said Donna Staples, Peoples State Bank Senior Vice President – Human Resources SHRM-CP. “The SHRM-CP certification gives the recipients recognition of expertise and leadership within the field.”
Dawn Borchardt, Jen Cassell, and Scott Staszak all earned the certification in January 2020, after months of classwork and study.
Dawn Borchardt, who is a training officer for the bank, pushed herself to earn this certification with the support of her supervisor. “Receiving this certification has allowed me to increase my knowledge in human resources to be a better resource to the employees of Peoples State Bank,” said Borchardt. Borchardt has built strong relationships with co-workers and customers since joining Peoples.
Jen Cassell is a human resources generalist for Peoples. “I was a member of the student chapter of SHRM in college,” said Cassell. “Since graduating, I’ve had a desire to pursue the certification.” Achieving the certification solidifies that Cassell is skilled and has the required competencies to be a valuable HR employee for Peoples State Bank.
Scott Staszak, who serves as Peoples’ talent acquisition specialist, said he pushed himself to earn the SHRM-CP certification for validation of having a handle on the HR industry and expanding his career. “It provides me an opportunity to be a more well-rounded HR professional,” said Staszak. “The training goes beyond my daily tasks of recruitment and employee engagement.” Staszak will continue to provide the employees at Peoples State Bank—and prospective employees—with outstanding service.
“The certification for these three is a feather in the cap for Peoples,” said Staples. “Along with being named as one of the Best Banks to Work For by American Banker Magazine, it shows our employees appreciate working here and further developing as professionals in their field.”
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PSB Holdings, Inc. is the parent company of Peoples State Bank. Peoples is a community bank with total assets in excess of $950 million headquartered in Wausau, Wisconsin, serving north central Wisconsin from eight full-service banking locations in Marathon, Oneida, and Vilas counties and loan production offices in Milwaukee and Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Peoples also provides investment and insurance products, along with retirement planning services, through Peoples Wealth Management, a division of Peoples. PSB Holdings, Inc. is traded under the stock symbol PSBQ on the OTCQX Market. More information about PSB, its management, and its financial performance may be found at