Big things in store: NHRMA Case Competition

Last week we put our heads together to plan for the NHRMA Case Competition. 
PSU HRMA officers 2015

PSU HRMA will be hosting the 2015 competition on Friday, April 17th and Saturday, April 18th. 

Officers are already hard at work rounding up volunteers, securing key note speakers, and arranging meals and accommodations for the out-of-town guests set to arrive this April! 

It's a big job but, in addition to being  awesome, we are up for the challenge! 
Newly elected VP of Programs, Justin Hochstrasser demonstrates he's ready for the case competition!

Elections and Planning Meeting this week!

February 18th is an important date! We need a new VP of Programs and member votes count toward electing the right candidate. The person we elect will be able to take on student-requests for meeting topics and then connect with members of our community to find suitable speakers. 

Another important topic on the agenda includes planning for the NHRMA conference. If you are interested in going to Vegas this year, you'll want to be a part of this planning process.

See you this Wednesday! 

Recruiting and Acquisitions with Earl Meininger

Earl Meininger met with PSU HRMA members to discuss the recruitment and hiring process. He discussed the process thoroughly and offered us some words of wisdom. 
Earl Meininger addresses HRMA students at a weekly meeting. 

His advice included ensuring accountability between managers and HR professionals when looking to fill positions within a company. For example, Earl emphasized the importance of establishing a realistic timeline with managers so that they recognize how their own schedules and involvement can affect hiring outcomes. 

Earl also brought an element of humor to his presentation by introducing students to the term "purple squirrel".  

Image credit: Purple Squirrel IT services

Our next meeting on Wednesday, Feb 4th will feature mock interview training with Corbett Gordon from PHRMA!