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Make Your Case: Why Attend Staffing World

Staffing World is the most important event in the staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. It's an investment in yourself, your company, and your future. But before you are ready to move forward with registration, you may need to convince your company to send you or your team to Staffing World. ASA has you and your company covered.

Most companies are concerned with the return on investment and your time spent on going to a convention. Use these tools and tactics to convince the right person at your company that you should attend Staffing World in Chicago this year. Soon you and your team will be at the biggest event in the industry, where only the best in the business gather.

Scroll through these pages to help build your case:


Top Benefits of Attending Staffing World

Every staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions professional has different reasons for going to Staffing World. Here are five of the most popular reasons for you and your team to share with your company:

  • Several Staffing World networking opportunities provide you with strategic time to talk with your industry peers and learn about the issues facing the industry. From informal meetings during luncheons to high-visibility events such as the Networking Reception in the expo, Staffing World offers numerous occasions and venues to connect with longtime partners, forge relationships with colleagues, and establish new acquaintances. See the full agenda to start planning your Staffing World networking experience and make sure to bring lots of business cards!
  • Staffing World features the industry’s largest expo anywhere—don’t miss the opportunity to meet with leading supplier companies for two-plus days. Discover the latest products and services you need to hone your firm's competitive edge. Explore the best of the best when it comes to new and innovative solutions for your staffing company. Make plans to test products, compare services, shop, and make deals. See the Staffing World expo floor plan and the list of exhibitors to find out what's in store for you and your team.
  • Staffing World always delivers the world’s brightest business minds. Four impressive keynote presenters and a plethora of subject matter experts from across the industry will disrupt your thinking, share cutting-edge strategies, exchange best practices, and ultimately inspire success for you and your company. These world-renowned thought leaders will rejuvenate your team with rich and interactive content. Plus, receive exclusive access to book signings with Josh Linkner and Mark Schulman.
  • From owners to sales managers to recruiters, we’ve got content for you! With nearly 50 high-level learning sessions and targeted content areas, it's easy to learn the intricacies of the staffing industry and get all the latest and greatest information. Plus, the fast-paced roundtable sessions are always a big draw because they deliver timely content and strategic discussions. When you register for the full convention, you receive session recordings to share with your entire team. And don’t forget to check out the new Staffing World Tech Park, a hub of fast-paced technology-related presentations. The diverse Staffing World learning opportunities will not only help you advance your career and future, but also help fuel your company's success.
  • The most important event in the industry always ends with the industry’s best party. Get down at the Staffing World Grand Finale with a special concert from Grammy award-winning band Kool & the Gang, one of the music industry’s most iconic and sampled bands of all time! With hits like “Celebration,” “Get Down On It,” “Ladies Night,” and “Jungle Boogie,” Kool & the Gang has won two Grammy Awards and seven American Music Awards, and sold more than 70 million albums worldwide, earning 31 gold and platinum albums. See this video for a preview of the medley of hits Kool & the Gang will perform at Staffing World this year.

It’s the perfect time to join the industry elite at Staffing World. For all the latest information and to register today, visit

Tools for Convincing Your Company

Use these tools to demonstrate the tangible benefits of going to Staffing World. These tools will also show that you have done your research and are serious about your professional development and company's success:


Staffing World® 2017 took place in beautiful Chicago at the McCormick Place Convention Center. October has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the best time to visit the Windy City.

Earn Continuing Education Hours at Staffing World

Staffing World offers multiple ways to earn continuing education (CE) hours toward maintaining your ASA credential. By attending the various sessions at Staffing World, you can earn up to 16.75 CE hours required for ASA certification renewal—including up to 3.75 legal CE hours. To earn CE hours at Staffing World, just scan your name badge before each session you attend. There will be barcode scanners available as you enter each session. Your earned CE hours will appear in your online CE status within two weeks after the convention. Staffing World sessions will also be submitted to the HR Certification Institute for recertification credit hours. Learn more at
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