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HR management training with SimTeam

Human resource management courses usually have two main types. Comprehensive trainings in human resource management include a detailed view on HR management to the training participants. On the other hand, there are also courses to teach only selected aspects of Human Resources, for example trainings focused on HR challenges, recruitment, compensation and motivation, or the effects of HR on corporate efficiency and value creation.

HR management training with SimTeam

Experiences and studies show the positive effects of blended learning and the use of modern technologies to support training courses, and this is why a unique online business simulation platform is a great tool that puts more emphasis on Human Resources than any other similar approaches.

There are a bunch of selected focus topics of human resource management where a business simulation can help understanding the different aspects and effects of HR management.

Possible focus topics

  • HR and recruitment strategy
  • Reacting to market trends, employment in a challenging environment
  • Employee allocation and project quality management
  • Managing employee performance
  • HR development, employee training
  • Motivation and employee compensation
  • Co-operation of HR and other functional areas (sales, finance, etc.)
  • Effects of HR management

When to use

There are pre-defined case studies to fit shorter (few-hours long) and longer (even multi-day) training courses, but you can also create your own pre-sets to fit your individual needs. Depending on the depth of your material, there are different types of trainings where our simulation platform can help participants to better absorb the knowledge you provide to them.

  • General management courses, when participants need to recognize the effects and importance of Human Resources Management and see the HR management department as a whole.
  • Trainings that are specifically focused on particular HR-related topics, for example allocation, employee training, motivation or HR strategy creation.
  • Crisis or change management trainings, where instant decisions need to be made about the HR strategy when there is an unexpected change in the markets or the labour force of the virtual company.

About the simulation

As virtual companies complete projects to make revenues, they also need a serious management of human resources to finish high quality projects and have satisfied employees along the way. The virtual employees have experiences in their professional specialisations, and their personal preferences affect their satisfaction at the virtual company.

Participants should pay great attention to the proper allocation of employees, as the virtual workforce’s experience, specialization and preferences can highly affect the quality of the projects. Participants face dilemmas when developing the Human Resources department of their company on the long term – when creating the HR strategy they need to consider labour costs, employee satisfaction, even market trends.

It is a top priority to manage human resources on a strategic time horizon: participants can manage and further develop the virtual employees, while taking their respective labour costs and job opportunities into account.

The simulation is highly customizable to fit into any HR training program’s focus. You can create a customized Case Study with specific focus areas (allocation problems, motivation issues, HR controlling, etc.) to highlight certain HR-related topics during your trainings, but you can also use the simulation as is, with HR-related exercises coming up along the way automatically.

Case Study examples

The possibilities of using SimTeam are almost endless. The flexible simulation framework allows you to customise every game to fit your needs and the topic of your training. Human resources are one of the main drivers of the simulation, and SimTeam provides multiple opportunities to focus on HR-related issues and exercises. Some case study examples:

  • Qualification of employees are not sufficient to your available projects, how to overcome this obstacle?
  • You need to manage and boost employee motivation to make sure they don’t leave your company.
  • You are taking over a company where the delegation and allocation process did not take customer satisfaction into account. How to reallocate employees to meet the customers’ needs?
  • How to react a market change with employee training and development?

Who should participate?

Using the simulation for human resource management related courses is useful for managers and entrepreneurs who want to gain a deeper insight into the processes of hiring, managing, developing and rewarding employees. The simulation provides an environment where participants are learning by doing after just a short introduction to the platform and its rules. Attendees gain practical and useful knowledge while playing with the simulation.

The benefits of using a simulation

The prime reason for using the simulation is to exercise the new knowledge presented during the course, as simulations enhance the learning process. Unlike standard lectures, where it is difficult to reflect and still listen to the lecturer, simulations provide opportunities for testing the gained knowledge.

Simulations are motivational events and participants are very involved in the process. This is because participants usually see simulations as competitions, and this motivates in-depth discussion among them, ensuring deep processing and therefore assimilation.

When combined with traditional learning methods, business games increase efficiency of learning and help students and trainees make the connection between theoretical knowledge and professional challenges they will face in the real business world. Participants can experience the decision-making role of managers. As participants make actual business decisions and deal with the consequences of their mistakes, their knowledge retention increases exponentially.

A primary learning issue facing most audiences is the lack of engagement and motivation, but by using a SimTeam, practitioners can freshen up their learning environments and improve knowledge retention and skills. This will keep the audience members interacting with each other and with the course content.