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2018 ASA Washington Staffing Symposium

The ASA Washington Staffing Symposium convenes national and local industry leaders for strategic discussions and timely presentations.

Sept. 18, 2018
8 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Pacific time

 
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Washington Council
Pricing
Staffing Firm Member: $165
Staffing Firm Nonmember: $330

Industry Supplier Member: $1,000
Industry Supplier Nonmember: $1,500

Industry supplier pricing is reserved for those supplying products or services to staffing firms or the staffing industry.

Industry suppliers: please contact r*************@americanstaffing.net to register.

  • Join the Washington Council for the third annual ASA Washington Staffing Symposium. Ensure your spot at this important industry event designed specifically for staffing professionals doing business in Washington. The symposium will convene national and local industry leaders for strategic discussions and timely presentations during a valuable one-day event. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to network with your peers and learn from top industry trainers. Education will include up-to-the-minute trends, challenges, and opportunities in the staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. This is a can’t-miss event for anyone in the industry!

  • Schedule Subject to Change*

    8–8:30 a.m.
    Registration Open


    8:30–9 a.m.
    Welcome and ASA Industry Update

    Kiersten Nelson, CSP, government and community relations, TrueBlue Inc.; chairman, ASA Washington Council
    Kelly Verberg, vice president, membership and engagement, American Staffing Association

    Learn more about the ASA Washington Council and its role with the American Staffing Association. You’ll also hear about employment trends shaping the staffing and recruiting industry.


    9–10 a.m.
    Best Practices of High-Performance Staffing Firms

    Amy Bingham, owner and managing partner, Bingham Consulting Professionals LLC

    Using more than 20 years of industry experience, Bingham will share the three high-performance identifiers that are proven to provide sustainable top and bottom-line growth.


    10–11:30 a.m.
    Trending Insights Roundtables

    Workplace Safety, ASA Washington Council Health and Safety Subcommittee
    Creative Recruiting Tactics, Amy Bingham, Bingham Consulting Professionals LLC
    Employment Law Trends Affecting the Industry, Kiersten Nelson, CSP, TrueBlue Inc.
    Emerging Technology Trends, Open Discussion


    11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    Paid Family and Medical Leave: What Employers Need to Know

    Bob Battles, Esq., general counsel and government affairs director, Association of Washington Business

    The new paid family and medical leave law has left employers concerned about how the law applies to their business. Join Battles in a discussion of what this new law requires of employers and employees, and what you should be doing now to prepare for implementation.


    12:30–1:15 p.m.
    Networking Lunch


    1:15–2:15 p.m.
    Washington Employment Law Update

    Deidra Nguyen, Esq., shareholder, Littler Mendelson PC

    Nguyen will cover the major changes in the human resources arena and provide guidance on how this never-boring legal climate will impact your business in 2018 and beyond. Topics include ban-the box, equal pay, harassment, marijuana in the workplace, and more.


    2:15–3:15 p.m.
    Marketing Best Practices: A Comprehensive Guide for Staffing Firms

    Jacob Rhoades, senior vice president, Parker Staffing Services LLC

    Experience, service, and solutions are all great ways to gain clients and candidates, but to gain their business they need to know why you are different. Rhoades will share practical marketing strategies to differentiate your business, attract more customers into your pipeline, improve your talent pool, and drive business growth.


    3:15–3:30 p.m.
    Break


    3:30–4:30 p.m.
    The Heart of Dialogue: Opening the Client Conversation

    Mark Murphy, senior consultant for training and development, Next Level Exchange

    Murphy shares two successful communication models to help you build client and candidate trust and leverage conversations that turn into trusted partnerships.


    4:30–5:30 p.m.
    Leverage Learning from Today and Networking Reception

    Kiersten Nelson, CSP, government and community relations, TrueBlue Inc.; chairman, ASA Washington Council

Speakers


Bob Battles
Bob Battles, Esq., general counsel and government affairs director, Association of Washington Business
Battles is the general counsel and government affairs director for the Association of Washington Business. He counsels members on workers' compensation, unemployment insurance, and other workplace issues—including employment law, wage and hour issues, workplace safety and legal affairs. Battles has more than two decades of experience as an attorney specializing in workplace issues and government affairs. He has litigated cases before the Washington State Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals, the Washington State Office of Administrative Hearings, multiple state superior courts, the Washington State Court of Appeals, the Washington State Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court and the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.



Amy Bingham
Amy Bingham, owner and managing partner, Bingham Consulting
Bingham is the managing partner of Bingham Consulting, where she uses her more than 20 years of staffing industry sales leadership expertise to help small- to mid-size staffing firms accelerate growth through strategy design, coach high-potential leaders, and train sales and recruiting teams. Earlier in her career, she worked for a global staffing firm.


Mark Murphy
Mark Murphy, senior consultant, training and development, Next Level Exchange
Murphy is the senior consultant for training and development with Next Level Exchange. He has more than 27 years of training and consulting experience in the areas of leadership, team effectiveness, trust, performance management, productivity, and project management. He spent many years at Franklin Covey and has worked with and consulted for multiple international and national companies.


Deidra A. Nguyen
Deidra Nguyen, Esq., shareholder, Littler Mendelson P.C.
As a law attorney at Littler Mendelson PC, Nguyen advises employers of all types and sizes regarding various employment and personnel issues and claims, including discrimination and harassment, disability and accommodation, noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements, wage and overtime, workers’ compensation, and unemployment. She helps her clients stay current and compliant with an everchanging legal landscape by providing workplace training and drafting employee handbooks, policies, and employment agreements. Littler Mendelson is one of the largest law firms devoted exclusively to representing employers and management in labor and employment matters. Although Nguyen has recently moved to San Diego, she continues to counsel Washington clients and is thrilled to be speaking at the ASA Washington Staffing Symposium.


Jacob Rhoades
Jacob Rhoades, senior vice president, Parker Staffing Services LLC
Rhoades is senior vice president of marketing at Parker Staffing Services, an office–administrative services firm based in Seattle. With nearly 20 years of industry experience, Rhoades has held various positions from recruiter to employer branding director. Under his leadership, Parker Staffing Services has won numerous industry awards. Rhoades is currently vice chairman of the ASA marketing subcommittee and serves as a member of the office–administrative section council and the Washington state regional council.

This event qualifies for 7 continuing education hours (two of which are legal) toward maintaining your ASA credential.
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