The Learning Opportunities
"Staffing World is a great opportunity to learn more about my industry, be updated on current issues, and meet others with similar experiences and challenges."
—Anthony Morrison, chief executive officer, CoDev!
“Staffing World was not only an amazing networking opportunity, but an opportunity to learn from the best in the industry about topics that directly relate to each and every attendee.”
—Danielle Cirillo, project manager, United Personnel
“It was a well-run conference! The timing of all events was great and I felt I really learned a lot in each session. I also enjoyed the variety of the sessions. The general session speakers were inspiring in ways I wasn't expecting, which was great.”
—Heidi Williams, marketing and communications manager, Dietitians on Demand
"I enjoyed the event. It was my first and I look forward to additional Staffing Worlds. A lot of takeaways to impact my current processes. I am very excited about my learnings."
—Jennie Jones, CSP, staffing manager, Hmong American Partnership
"Overall a great experience. All the seminars contained useful information that I can pass on to the rest of our staff. It was great meeting/networking with others in our industry."
—Mindy VanAcker, CSP, senior staffing specialist, The Advance Group Staffing
"I felt the content this year was very rich and hit home for me and where we stand as a company, stretching to the next level. Thank you for investing in some really heavy hitting speakers. I also appreciate the free book for the final speaker, a little thank you for sticking it out to the end! The exhibitors were good, a nice variety and some new ones! There were plenty of tables to eat, also very nice!"
—Rebecca Hardin, chief financial officer, Verigent
"Staffing World is always something that I look forward to. For someone with 25+ years of experience, I can always learn new things that I implement in our business."
—Tamara Tucker, president, Abacus Recruiting
"I loved the mobile app! I thought it gave a modern approach and made it easy to follow the agenda, rate sessions, etc. I liked that the speakers were from a diverse range of companies, and not all the "big players." I was a speaker and appreciated the opportunity and support."
—Terri Gallagher, chief executive officer, Gallagher and Consultants
"Very informative, engaging, and fun! The convention center was an excellent location. I learned so much information that I am able to share with my team and got to meet with exhibitors that provided useful information and great products. The ASA staff and members did an excellent job putting on this convention. The food, speakers, and parties were exceptional. This convention made it very easy to network with other staffing professionals and I look forward to attending again!"
—Aletha Mangelsdorf, account manager, Sedona Staffing
“Staffing World was an amazing event. I enjoyed meeting and speaking with the different vendors supporting the staffing industry. It was so informative and just a great place to see what resources are available to us.”
—Cathy Juarez, vice president of sales, Employnet Inc.
"It was really one of the best conferences I have experienced. The networking opportunities were endless, both from a vendor perspective and from an industry colleague perspective. The expo hall and workshops are excellent for getting a pulse on whats happening in the industry across the country. The keynote speakers are always exceptional and this year was not an exception."
—Daphne Phalon, chief operating officer, United Personnel
"Staffing World overall is a wonderful experience where you can meet other members in the staffing industry and get their insights. Good refreshers to get you out of the daily routine and great new vendors to help your business run better and possibly grow."
—Jennifer Rodriguez, vice president, StaffEx
"Very helpful to meet the vendors in person and I enjoyed seeing the range of services offered to the industry."
—Katherine Duru, director of IT and training, Innovative Employee Solutions
"I had a lot of great takeaways. Was able to connect with some great people and introduced to some new products that will help us grow our business."
—Marty Luttrell, vice president, AtWork Personnel
"Staffing World is an unmatched opportunity to learn about current issues affecting our industry from leading experts. The networking opportunities are second to none and the expo allows one stop shopping for any and all of a staffing company's potential needs."
—Thomas Gilbert, CSP, program director, ManpowerGroup
"I had the opportunity to interact with my direct competitors and learn how they are being successful in the industry. Every professional in the convention, every speaker, every exhibitor, and every support representative gave me some learning opportunity during the engagement and opened my eyes to different perspectives that will lead me and my company to much more success. The event was very well organized and its mobile app made it much easier to manage the event activities. The Grand Finale was a great opportunity to help maintain my business relationships with vendors and direct industry colleagues and its setting was lovely. I am excited to see what Staffing World in Chicago will bring for me and GLC in 2017!"
—Xiomara Varas, national business relationship manager, GLC Group
"Although this was my first Staffing World conference, I definitely believe it was the best one. The sessions were insightful, the location was ideal, the networking was very helpful and informative, and the Grand Finale was absolutely amazing. Hands down best conference!"
—Annie Schrodt, account manager, Equifax Workforce Solutions
“As a first-timer I had a fabulous experience. Excellent conference. Mobile app was particularly helpful in telling me where to be and how to get there. Superb keynote speakers. Excellent and varied educational sessions; well organized exhibit hall; great food.”
—Charlie O'Connor, principal, CapRisk Partners
"For me it was a bucket list opportunity as I have never attended Staffing World, yet been in staffing for over 20 years. To be there for the 50th anniversary was extra special, I was able to reconnect with former colleagues as well as meet new people too. The convention is where new ideas were gathered to share with my teams. Overall wonderful and educational experience."
—Debbie Wolfe, CSP, area manager, Elwood Staffing Services
"Great experience overall for my first time! Loved the keynote speakers! The amount of time and energy that ASA put into the event could be seen and felt all around! Well done!"
—Jennifer Warriach, recruitment operations manager, Outsource
"This was my first experience at Staffing World and it couldn't have been any better! Met a lot of people from the industry and learned more than I could have imagined. I plan on attending next year in Chicago!"
—Jon Benson, account manager, Focus
"This is the first time I was given the opportunity to attend the conference which overall was a value-add. I feel I got the most from the expo as I am looking for new and innovative ways to attract and retain candidates and reduce internal costs to deliver to my clients more efficiently."
—Kristen Nelson, senior staffing manager, Amazon
"This was my first experience at Staffing World and I was very pleased with the organizational aspect as well as the overall programming. Everything seemed to be a well-oiled machine and ran so smoothly. The programming and sessions offered a wide variety to attendees as did the vendor area. Everyone was professional and friendly and I would highly recommend attending to everyone in the staffing industry."
—Lynn Pedersen, branch manager, QPS Employment Group
"Staffing World 2016 was a memory of a lifetime! The learning opportunities were tremendous. The networking was extremely valuable. The gala was first class!"
—James Carchidi, CSP, chief executive officer, JFC Staffing Cos.
“I really enjoyed getting the opportunity to finally meet others in my industry and share stories and troubles of the staffing industry. I greatly enjoyed the speakers and the workshops that were offered that I have taken back and implemented into my staffing service. I also enjoyed all of the networking opportunities and after convention events that took place and look forward to attending again in the future.”
—Jonathan Bradford, TSC, CSP, regional manager, Caltek Staffing
"Wonderful experience. I was very pleased with the general sessions, keynotes, and the opportunity to network with so many wonderful fellow industry leaders."
—Karen Rodriguez, president, The Right Choice Staffing
"Very informative, very open discussion. I loved hearing new tactics and strategies. Also, I think it was more useful to hear that some of our current practices and strategies are already being employed by some of the best in the industry. That is going to make it so much easier to go back to my employees and say 'hey, this is industry approved by the biggest and best, not just what I thought would work today."
—Kevin Slafkosky, CSC, regional vice president, East/Atlantic Region, CareNational
"Being new to the staffing industry, I felt that my experience was amazing. I was able to network with individuals who have been in the field for quite some time that were able to bring about new ideas and concepts to the business that I am part of. I also received much needed knowledge about various topics that I will be able to utilize and share with my team. I had a great time!"
—Melissa Kwiatkowski, CSP, human resources specialist, JMJ Talent Solutions and Staffing
"Staffing World is a great place to gain new ideas, get energized and inspired. World class learning opportunities make this one of the best investments we make in developing each year."
—Sara Luchsinger, CSP, vice president of operations, SEEK Careers and Staffing
"Staffing World is always a great experience for our team. Learning about new trends, meeting with vendors, and the opportunity for our team to bond is fantastic."
—Stephanie Baker, TSC, CSP, marketing manager, Wood Personnel Services
"The session content was very informative and offered great tips to take back and implement right away! Staffing World is a really good forum to interact with other staffing professionals, exchange ideas, and even create partnerships."
—Tara Robinson, CSP, regional business development manager, The Advance Group Staffing