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ASA North Carolina Staffing and Recruiting Conference

Thanks to all the staffing professionals, conference sponsors, and special guests who made the ASA North Carolina Staffing and Recruiting Conference. Learn more about upcoming ASA events.

  • 10–10:30 a.m.
    Registration Open and Attendee Meet and Greet


    10:30–11 a.m.
    ASA for You
    Jason Perillo, ASA North Carolina council chairman


    11 a.m.–12 noon
    Using Difficult Conversations to Grow Your Team
    Linda Sasser, chief executive officer, Impact Workforce Technology


    12 noon–12:15 p.m.
    Break and lunch buffet


    12:15–1:30 p.m.
    Driving Success in 2017—Staffing; Recruiting; and Workforce Solutions Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities (luncheon presentation)

    Susie Dietrich, owner, TOPS Staffing LLC, chairman, American Staffing Association


    1:30–2:30 p.m.
    Employment Law Update: Hot Topics for North Carolina Staffing and Recruiting Firms

    Jill M. White, attorney, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice


    2:30–2:45 p.m.
    Refreshment Break with Exhibitors


    2:45–4 p.m.
    Implementing and Executing a Highly Effective Sales Process

    Tom Erb, president, Tallann Resources LLC


    5–6:30 p.m.
    Networking and Refreshments by the Pool

    7:30–8:15 a.m.
    Registration and Breakfast with Exhibitors


    8:15–9:15 a.m.
    Develop Your Internal Recruiting Strategy

    Patrick Roberts, career counselor, East Carolina University
    Thom Rakes, director of the career center, University of North Carolina Wilmington
    Jason Schafer, regional director, BelFlex Staffing Network


    9:15–10:15 a.m.
    Workers’ Compensation Panel

    Facilitated by Bob Thompson, vice president, World Wide Specialty Programs Inc.


    10:15–10:35 a.m.
    Refreshment Break with Exhibitors


    10:35–11:35 a.m.
    Technology Panel—Scale Your Company With High Impact Technology Projects

    Facilitated by Sara Moss, vice president of staffing best practices, eRecruit


    11:35–11:45 a.m.
    Break and lunch buffet


    11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
    Secrets to Recruiting High-Performing Internal Staff

    Tom Erb, president, Tallann Resources LLC


    12:45–1 p.m.
    Break With Exhibitors


    1–2 p.m.
    The Weakest Link: Candidate Experience From End-to-End

    Brian Remillard, senior sales manager, CareerBuilder


    2–3 p.m.
    Protecting Temporary Workers: Roles and Responsibilities of Host Employers and Staffing Firms

    Lafayette Atkinson, district supervisor, Occupational Safety and Health Division, North Carolina Department of Labor
    Tim Clark, environmental health and safety controller, Aerotek


    3–3:15 p.m.
    Refreshment Break


    3:15–4:15 p.m.
    Recruiters Guide to Candidate Engagement

    Patrick Reynolds, sales manager, Bullhorn


    5–7 p.m.
    Beach Volleyball and Cornhole Tournament

    Enjoy fun in the sun and show off your competitive spirit.


    7–9 p.m.
    Poolside Closing Reception

    Enjoy light fare and refreshments by the pool.

  • Jason Perillo of CCS Construction Staffing, ASA North Carolina council chairman, will open with a discussion on how to bring ASA closer to home, highlighting resources and council activity. Next, leadership expert and staffing industry veteran Linda Sasser of Impact Workforce Technology will share why difficult conversations are essential to all employees’ growth, how to have difficult conversations with care, and how to follow up after the conversation.

    While you enjoy lunch, ASA chairman Susie Dietrich of TOPS Staffing LLC will provide up-to-the-minute information about trends, challenges, and opportunities in the staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. Jill M. White of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice will present an employment law update, addressing tailored topics for North Carolina staffing and recruiting firms. The afternoon will round out with Tom Erb of Tallann Resources LLC, who will discuss key mistakes that most sales reps are making and share a systematic new sales process that is proven to get new business.

    Kick off day two with Bob Thompson, of World Wide Specialty Programs Inc., and learn to manage workers’ compensation costs and get your business ready for a carrier to write. Then, technology experts on a panel facilitated by Sara Moss of eRecruit will discuss improving technology project outcomes and reducing project risk.

    Then, have lunch while Erb shares a repeatable recruitment process that is proven to increase the quality of internal hires. After that, dive into recruitment strategies with Brian Remillard from CareerBuilder. Then learn about temporary worker safety from Lafayette Atkinson of the North Carolina Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Division and Aerotek’s Tim Clark. In the final session, Patrick Reynolds of Bullhorn will look at strategies for engaging Millennials in the workforce.

    Close out the two-day event in the sun and sand with a beach volleyball and cornhole tournament followed by a poolside closing reception.

This event qualifies for 11.5 continuing education hours (2.0 of which are legal) toward maintaining your ASA credential.
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