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Content Highlights

Staffing World delivers high-caliber executive education industry professionals won’t find anywhere else. World-class speakers and premier industry experts will present nearly 40 educational sessions, including workshops, keynote presentation, sector-specific forums, informal learning opportunities, and more. New this year: Additional opportunities to participate in sessions designed for collaborative learning and top-level networking, including Chill Chats and Management Mindshare.

Everyone with a role in the staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry will benefit from the professional development, training, and networking opportunities at Staffing World. Here is a look at the wide range of topics and session titles in the works for this year’s convention. Stay tuned for complete session descriptions in the coming weeks. Questions? Contact Kate Fessler, ASA director of education, at 703-253-1158.

Topics are subject to change.


Developing Leaders and Supporting Your Staff

  • Recruiting and training future company leaders
  • Strengthening your management team
  • Identifying internal management potential
  • Leveraging key performance indicators
  • Managing virtual teams
  • Helping develop women leaders
  • Nurturing a healthy company culture
  • Becoming an influential business partner
  • Utilizing employee incentive plans
Industry-Specific Technology Trends

  • Honing your search engine optimization strategy
  • Making the most of big data
  • Gleaning business lessons from the banking, retail, and insurance industries
  • Ensuring data and records security
  • Leveraging managed service providers and vendor management systems
  • Diving into valuable LinkedIn tools
  • Maximizing social media platforms
  • Learning from disruptive business practices
  • Measuring and tracking your ROI

Communication Tactics That Win Business

  • Differentiating your firm from the competition
  • Leveraging client feedback
  • Negotiating toward better business results
  • Supporting clients in a consultative role
Sales and Marketing

  • Implementing strategic marketing tactics
  • Leveraging power branding strategies
  • Speeding up the sales cycle
  • Running your desk like a top producer
  • Accelerating sales growth

Recruiting and Search

  • Attracting and engaging with top talent
  • Maximizing your recruiting investment
  • Adopting current recruiting trends and new ideas
  • Getting up to speed on job seeker trends
  • Meeting client demands when the candidate pool is thin
  • Utilizing new skills gap data
  • Leveraging recruiting success stories
Legal Topics and Risk Management

  • Learning the latest about the Affordable Care Act
  • Getting up to speed on employee safety initiatives
  • Managing workers' compensation-related costs
  • Maintaining Form I-9 records and storage systems
  • Ensuring legal operations when it comes to medical marijuana
  • Complying with the feds—EEO, OSHA, and more
  • Keeping tabs on unemployment insurance mandates

Other Industry Topics

  • Getting up to speed on M&A trends
  • Utilizing lessons learned by minority-owned firms
  • Diving into sector-specific issues
  • Addressing up-at-night issues for industry executives
  • Learning more about corporate social responsibility
  • Adopting best practices from family-owned firms
  • Working with workforce advisory boards

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