2023 HR Games Competition

About HR Games

In teams of 3, students from SHRM student chapters across Michigan compete in a Jeopardy-style tournament to test their knowledge of the HR profession. This friendly competition enables student team members to leverage their course knowledge in answering questions from the body of HR knowledge. During the competition, each team must think quickly and apply ethical decision making to answer each question.


Upon completing the HR Games registration. Teams will be invoiced for the $25 registration fee per team via email for the balance due within two weeks of registering. Invoices will be sent via QuickBooks and are payable with check or credit card.

Two teams per university or college can register. If space is available, additional teams may be able to participate. If you have a 3rd team, please contact Amy McGinnis at 989-774-3339 or gambr1ab@cmich.edu about being placed on the wait list.

Included with your HR Games Team registration:

  • MISHRM will provide one complimentary overnight stay per HR Games team on Tuesday, October 17th.
  • Networking event on Tuesday, October 17th with MISHRM Leadership from around the state at Max’s South Seas Hideaway, Click here to register.
  • Lunch on Wednesday, October 18th
  • HR Games and Awards on Wednesday, October 18th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Reserved front row seating at the Opening Ceremony & Keynote Speaker on Wednesday, October 18th at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Access to the tradeshow floor on Opening Day Wednesday, October 18th from 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm


1st place
2nd place
3rd place
The Callie Zipple Spirit of HR Award

Each participating member of the Callie Zipple Spirit of HR Award winning team for the HR Games Competition will receive a complimentary SHRM-CP Exam Fee and a Certification Course Preparation Pass.

The Callie Zipple Spirit of HR Award was established in 2019 to honor Callie’s legacy and commitment to the future of the HR profession. The award is given to the team that best exemplifies collegiality, professionalism, a positive attitude, and respect for fellow competitors and volunteers at the annual HR Games. Click here for more information on Callie Zipple and the creation of this award.


MISHRM will provide overnight accommodations at the Courtyard by Marriott Grand Rapids Downtown for one team (3-4 students /one room) from your college /university on Tuesday, October 17th to allow for easier travel and student participation in the evening networking opportunities. The reservation will be made under the faculty advisor’s name. Additional overnight accommodations should be booked by students /advisors if participating in the full conference.

Conference Registration

We hope that MISHRM HR Games participants will also register for the entire conference and stay for Wednesday evening, Thursday, and Friday. See our Attendee page for additional information on the conference. A student registration discount is available for the full MISHRM23 conference and additional links to bookings for overnight accommodations are available here.

Conference Sponsorship

Contact Amy if your student chapter is able to secure a professional chapter sponsorships for students participating in HR Games. Sponsorships may include the cost of conference registration and overnight accommodations. Sponsorship packages range from $725 - $1800 for individual or team conference registrations.

October 18, 2023
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Devos Center, Grand Rapids, MI



Call Dr. Amy McGinnis at (989) 774-3339 or by email.

MISHRM's mission is to support the State SHRM chapters and serve the HR professionals (networking, development opportunities, best practice sharing) and serve as a conduit from our great state to SHRM.

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