HRC West 2017 winners triumph short-handed

Fifteen teams compete in HR case-study battle
By John Dujay
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/17/2017
Okanagan College students Christie Klein (left) and Adrianna Knuth won the HRC West 2017 competition in Richmond, B.C., in March. Credit: Jason McRobbie

Despite a team member needing to bow out with days to go, Okanagan College students Adrianna Knuth and Christie Klein managed to wow judges to take the top prize at the HRC West 2017 case-study competition.

The third partner had to leave due to a family emergency just two days before the March 3 and 4 event at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Richmond, B.C., campus.

“It was definitely a little bit stressful because normally when we do a case study in class, we will have weeks to prepare,” said Klein, who is also an HR assistant at the City of Kelowna. “It drove us harder to succeed because we knew that we were the underdogs.”