The Organizational Behaviour Case Competition (OBCC) is a place where students with a passion for HR annually gather to learn, discuss, network, and compete in a rigorous day-long case competition.
The day-long event welcomes students, delegates, judges, speakers and industry professionals. Several universities from across Ontario compete in the challenge, with first, second and third place prizes up for grabs. Delegate teams are given two hours to analyze and develop a well-planned presentation based on an existing business case.
Students also hear from speakers including a senior manager, entrepreneur and national director. They share their insights and experiences about how to build relationships in organizations, trends in the workplace and the importance of hard work and effort in order to move up in companies.
This competition provides all who attended with a better understanding of how strategically involved the human resources function currently is within organizations. People previously believed that human resources was a simple administrative support function and with changing attitudes and realizations, people now understand differently. This competition, through the real life-based case, provides a venue and medium for delegates to ingrain this idea, demonstrating to students that the effective utilization of HR students and professionals are key strategic components to an organization in order to ensure their employees and management can operate to the best of their abilities and succeed in the competitive industries in which they operate.
Prior to ending the night, HRSA organizes a pseudo-speed dating activity but with a human resources spin. Speed networking provided all attendees with an opportunity to network one-on-one in a casual environment which facilitated mutually beneficial conversations.