Krannert Human Resources Professionals
Official Rules and Regulations - Purdue HR Case Competition
- Each team will receive a check-in time for Thursday. If a team is late, they will not be kept out of the competition, but they will lose preparation time proportional to how late they arrived, and will present their presentations at their scheduled time. The end time of the preparation timeframe will not change.
- Each team participant will receive a copy of the case at check-in on Friday.
- Each team will be assigned a preparation room and a room monitor (volunteer) where they will spend up to four hours preparing the presentation and responding to the questions in the case.
- Each participant will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement at check-in to ensure any information provided by our sponsors in the cases are kept confidential.
- Students may not confer with others outside the team to prepare for their presentation. Absolutely no assistance from advisor(s), faculty, volunteers, or others is allowed. No email, text messages, cell phone communications, etc. If such communication does occur, the team will forfeit the competition.
- Teams may use any reference material in the public domain. Including any internet materials you deem necessary for your presentation.
- The room monitor (volunteer) will escort the team at the end of the preparation time to the presentation room.
- During the competition all team members must be in professional business attire (not business casual).
- Each team member must actively participate in the team’s presentation.
- Presentations will be judged based on the team’s ability to analyze the information presented in the case, and clearly and effectively communicate a recommended course of action.
- Each team will have 20 minutes to present their case analysis and recommendations. There will be a 10-minute question & answer period during which time the judges will address questions to the presenting team. No questions will be allowed from the audience. Teams should keep their presentations strictly within the 20-minutes guideline, as there will be penalties for going over the allotted time.
- The presentations will be conducted in an open forum where outside audience members may attend. The audience will not participate in the competition or ask any questions to the teams.
- Once a team has given their presentation to the judges, they may choose to watch the other teams present by becoming members of the audience. Teams that have not yet presented are not allowed to watch other presentations.
- After all presentations have concluded, there will be an intermission for the judges to determine the performance of each team. The winners will be announced following the intermission.
- Awards will be distributed at the award banquet.