SP Business School team, “Times New Romans” comprising of students from the Diploma in Human Resource Management with Psychology (DHRMP) emerged First Runner-Up (Polytechnic Category) at the Singapore HR Challenge 2015 held on 31 Jan 2015 at SP MLT 12. Our DHRMP student, Ngoh Man Hua also clinched the ‘Best Presenter Award’ (Polytechnic Category). This event was organised by the Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI).
The theme for this year’s HR Challenge is “Building Fair and Progressive Workplaces in Singapore”. Students began their preparation in December last year, amidst their internship programme and the year-end festive period. They were expected to conduct interviews with suitable representatives from 2 organisations representing 2 different industry sectors to understand their existing HR policies, programmes and practices, and to submit a consolidated report on the outcome of the interviews, provide an analysis of the similarities and differences between the different organisations/industry sectors, and make recommendations on how to overcome identified barriers and leverage enablers to build fair and progressive workplaces.
Team – Times New Romans
(From left to right : Mrs Szeto-Pang Li Lee, Ngoh Man Hua, Sedryn Lim Jing Fen,
Nigel Toh Jun Hao, Marissa Bte Saini, Nicole Lai, Mrs Sheila Kee)
This is what Nicole Lai (team leader) has to say about her team’s experience, “Participating in the competition during our internship was inevitably a challenge that we have to face and overcome as a team. With an end in mind, sheer hard work and determination, we challenged ourselves to come up with an innovative, practical and concrete proposal. We are very glad that we have participated in the HR Challenge as it provided us an opportunity to have an in-depth understanding of the issues and challenges faced by the companies. We learnt about good teamwork and in fact, we are more bonded having to work closely together for many hours! We strongly encourage our course-mates to participate in the competition next year.”
BEST PRESENTER Ngoh Man Hua
Best presenter, Man Hua said, “Though participating in the HR Challenge was tough as we have to juggle with our internship and HR Challenge interviews, report and presentations, I still feel that the whole experience is invaluable. This competition gave us an opportunity to apply what we learnt in the classroom to real-life issues at the workplaces. Winning the ‘Best Presenter Award’ encourages me to develop my presentation skills further and achieve greater heights!”
A BIG “THANK YOU” for your participation and commitment! You have done the DHRMP Family PROUD!!!