All Round Winners for DHRMP Students at Singapore HR Challenge 2011
Three SP Business School teams, comprising our Diploma in Human Resource Management with Psychology (DHRMP) students, took part in the Grand Finals of the PARKROYAL-Singapore HR Challenge 2011 held on 19 February 2011.
The Singapore HR Challenge is an annual event organised by the Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI) to engage future leaders, people managers and contributors of the new workforce. It is a platform to showcase innovation and creativity as well as promote progressive HR to students. The theme for Singapore HR Challenge 2011 is “Towards Higher Productivity & Innovation: Job Effectiveness vs Organisational Effectiveness”.
In total, there were 24 teams from the polytechnics that registered for the HR Challenge. Eight poly teams were selected for the semi-finals, with five teams entering the Grand Finals, three of which were SP teams.
All three teams brought glory to SP Business School when they emerged as the Champion, 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up under the Polytechnic Category of the competition. In addition, our students impressed the judges and clinched the Best Speaker and 1st runner-up Best Speaker. Our students clearly made a clean sweep of the awards under the Polytechnic Category.
The students were ecstatic about their win. Muhammad Firdaus enthused: “I am very proud that SP emerged as Champion under the Polytechnic Category. I am even prouder of the fact that SP won the top 3 prizes, as well as the Best Speaker awards. This speaks well of the calibre of our students and the rigour of our DHRMP course.”
Terence Goh added: “The Singapore HR Challenge is a very meaningful competition. It has certainly achieved its objective of creating awareness and promoting HR to students.” Jocelyn Quek agreed, “I am thankful to SHRI for organising the Singapore HR Challenge. In the process of preparing the reports and presentation slides, we conducted in-depth research and gained understanding of HR in the real corporate world. These were definitely beyond classrooms and textbooks. We have hence witnessed how our DHRMP course serves as a crucial foundation on which we can build.”
Semantha Ong succinctly expressed her friends’ sentiments when she said, “The DHRMP course has clearly given the students a solid foundation, exposure and experience in HR. These, coupled with the students’ passion for the course and the strong drive to succeed, have enabled us to shine in the competition”.
Certainly a well-deserved win for our students and their mentors as they poured in weeks and months of preparation and hard work for the HR Challenge. Three cheers to our students, lecturers and SP – hip, hip, hooray; hip, hip, hooray; hip, hip, hooray!!!