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Staffing World 2017
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It’s the most important annual event in the staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry! Come to Staffing World, Oct. 24–26 in Chicago, with nearly 2,000 of your colleagues and the largest expo in the industry. It all takes place at the McCormick Place Convention Center!

Tuesday, Oct. 24

1:30–2:15 p.m.

Money Makers for the Recruiting Professional

Presented by John Ruffini, vice president of sales, Jackson Nurse Professionals
Every successful professional is grounded in the fundamentals of their business, and the world of recruiting is no different. This session will center around key fundamentals and proven recruiting techniques that, if implemented, will improve your efficiencies and effectiveness, and help you earn more money. If you are new to recruiting, this is a must-attend session. If you are experienced, it is a tremendous refresher on topics that often get lost over time. In a world where it is easy to overcomplicate things, this is a “keep it simple” approach that can have an exponential impact on results.

Wednesday, Oct. 25

Trending Insights

11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Explore the industry’s most pressing business and operational issues and gain practical solutions in this roundtable learning and networking session. Choose three discussions from more than 20 topics, which may include upskilling the workforce, workplace safety, state legislative challenges, I-9/E-Verify/immigration issues, managing during inflation, remote staffing, profiting with vendor management systems and managed service providers, social media recruiting, and more.

Section Forums

4:15–5:30 p.m.
Always popular sessions at Staffing World, Section Forums deliver content specific to a sector of the industry: engineering, IT, and scientific; health care; industrial; office–administrative; professional–managerial; and search and placement. These six areas also are represented by six ASA sections, which are free to join for ASA members. Learn more at Section Forum descriptions are still being developed, so watch for more information.
Engineering, IT, and Scientific—Emerging Sector Trends and Opportunities
Julie Ross, president, Advanced Clinical
Scott Zorn, senior vice president, Modis Engineering
Join panelists from engineering, IT, and scientific staffing firms to hear their insights on the state of the sector. Panelists will discuss the growing and ever-evolving sector and the opportunities and challenges that exist in placing highly-skilled candidates. Topics that will be discussed include workforce trends, availability of candidates in the market, and observed shortages.
Health Care—The Makings of Success—Perspectives of Hospitals, VMSs, MSPs, and Staffing Firms
Facilitated by Stephen C. Dwyer, Esq., general counsel, American Staffing Association
Panelist: Robert Murphy, president, workforce solutions, Cross Country Healthcare
Hear from a hospital client, managed service provider, and a supplier staffing firm as they sound off about the relationship between these three entities in regard to meet staffing challenges and needs. The panel will discuss topics such as credentialing requirements, training, the current talent market, and other factors that impact the health care staffing industry.
Industrial—Upskilling: A Story of a Partnership Between Staffing Firms and Clients
Facilitated by Kelly D. McCreight, CSP, chief executive officer, Hamilton-Ryker
Panelist: John Davey, director of operations, MAU Workforce Solutions
Finding qualified, high-skilled candidates continues to be a top challenge for many industrial staffing firms. Hear from firms who have addressed the talent skills gap in their area by partnering with their clients to provide upskilling to candidates. These firms will weigh in on the benefits and challenges of starting an upskilling program and will share the value this program brings to their client relationships.
Office-Administrative—Attracting and Engaging the New Workforce of Administrative Professionals
Panelists: Jim Carchidi, CSP, chief executive officer, JFC Staffing Cos.
Jacob Rhoades, vice president, marketing, Parker Staffing Services

Finding and attracting new candidates to administrative staffing positions is a frequent challenge for office–administrative staffing firms. Join these staffing firms to hear how they are continuously attracting new candidates to their positions using unique marketing and engagement strategies. Firms will also share strategies to coach clients on the benefits of hiring entry-level candidates.
Professional-Managerial—Sourcing Strategies in a Tight Labor Market
Tom Erb, CSP, president, Tallann Resources
Tom Gimbel, founder and chief executive officer, LaSalle Network
Brad Middleton, CSP, director, recruiting, Portfolio Creative
How are you sourcing the passive professional–managerial candidate? This panel will discuss offshore sourcing, the importance of a research team for your firm, and technology that is impacting the way this sector recruits. Walk away from this session with new ideas to revitalize your recruiting team.
Search and Placement—The Voice of the Client
Nick Schichtle
Attendees will hear directly from actual clients about the good, the bad, and the ideal conditions they’ve encountered when working with the staffing and recruiting industry. Clients will share what they value from staffing firms’ efforts—and what they can do without. Attendees will learn how to form truly beneficial, long-term partnerships.

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