HR Student Games
The HR Games are an exiting and fun way to motivate and prepare students for PHR certification. They consist of a one or two-day series of game show style matches between teams of up to three undergraduate students from various colleges and universities. The questions for the matches are divided into categories similar to those used in the PHR certification exam (Management Practices, Selection & Recruitment. Training & Development, Compensation & Benefits, Employee/Labor Relations and Health, Safety & Security).
The HR Games are an event that offers the opportunity to bring professional chapter volunteers, students and student chapter advisors together in a meaningful way. The effort it takes to plan and conduct the games is worthwhile and beneficial to the professional members as well as the students. The volunteers conducting the games get a refresher course in the body of knowledge required of a human resource professional as they listen to the students answer questions. The students receive an opportunity to network with other students and display their knowledge to HR practitioners.
Visit the Society for Human Resource Management website for information about preparing a team for competition.
The Payoff for All of Your Hard Work: The purpose of this state event is to prepare students for the SHRM Southwest Regional HR Games Competition in March to compete with other universities in our region. At this time, the SHRM website does not have a date posted for the regional competition. The Oklahoma State Council for Human Resources will be covering travel expenses for the winning team to the games as well as covering the hotel room cost. Other teams who compete in the state games are eligible to attend the Regional event at their own expense.
Renee Warning, Ph.D.
College Relations Chair
OK State Council-SHRM
2011 State HR Games
Following are additional details about the 2011 Southwest Central Regional Student Conference and Case Competition, March 18-19, at Oklahoma State University, in Stillwater, OK
- Case Competition Rules and Regulations are available at http://www.shrm.org/Conferences/StudentConferences/Pages/SouthwestCentralRSC.aspx
- Descriptions for the key volunteer positions is available at http://www.shrm.org/Communities/StudentPrograms/Pages/CaseCompetionVolunteer.aspx.
- Call for Presentations is available online at http://www.shrm.org/Conferences/StudentConferences/Documents/2011%20Regional%20CFP.doc.
The document has also been posted under the individual regional conference pages located at http://www.shrm.org/Conferences/StudentConferences.
Member Programs is looking for your local, knowledgeable speaker recommendations. You know the professionals in the area. We do have a limited budget in each region for speaker travel. We are planning for at least 5 educational sessions scheduled for Saturday, March 19. Below is the list of suggested speaker topics, in no order. While the deadline date is outlined as Friday, February 18 we will most definitely take them sooner. The sooner we identify our speakers the sooner we can market them.
There will be a cap on the total number of teams that can participate in the Case Competition – specific number to follow
- Graduate teams CAN compete—teams must consist of all undergrad or all graduate team members, teams can’t be mixed.
(There can be two teams from one school: one must be all undergrad and the other all graduate.)
- Registration fee - $30/members and $35/non-members (volunteers are free)
- Emerging Trends in HR
- Your HR Career
- Leadership Development
- HR Competencies
- Tapping into the Hidden Job Market
- Value of HR Certification
- Ethical Issues in HR
- Interviewing Skills
- Graduate Programs
- Reducing College Debt
- Resume Writing
- Business Literacy
- Generational Issues