Human Resource Management Simulation
HRManagement is a competitive Human Resource Management simulation where students manage the human resources department of a medium-sized organization. Acting as the newly-appointed Human Resource Director of a firm of 600 employees, decisions range from making budgets to setting policy, as well as dealing with incidents common to the Human Resource function.
I was a bit apprehensive when I learned that I had to use a simulation in my class since I have never used it before. But after working through it, I got a hang of it in about the second week and that is when I saw the full benefit of it. Most students shared that same sentiment. Many of my student commented about not having an opportunity to do a budget on their jobs and others shied away from anything that had to do with numbers. But at the end of the course, students commented that they had a better grasps to budgets and were confident that they can develop, monitor etc. budgets. Students had a challenge with staffing plans because it was new to them but the all did well.
What I like most about the simulation was the fact that as students decreased or increased budgets they saw how it impacted key performance indicators like quality, absenteeism, etc. I really enjoyed the simulation and am looking forward to using it in the future.
We have used HRManagement for a number of years now, and we are consistently impressed with both the depth of the simulation as well as the support received. The simulation provides our students with realistic decisions to be made, and, importantly, helps students understand the consequences of their decisions. It is difficult to get the balance right – too simple, and the simulation becomes boring; too complex, and the learning points are lost. This simulation strikes the right balance to make it fun, challenging, rewarding and useful. In addition, we receive wonderful, prompt support from everyone at Interpretive. They listen to our needs, and help both Faculty and students quickly and with a minimum of fuss – exactly what we are looking for.