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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!

Wednesday, Oct. 25

Thought Leader Sessions

2:15–4:15 p.m.

Special Consulting Session—Winning the Talent War: Strategies for Building a Lean, Flexible, High-Performance Workplace

Bruce Tulgan, chief executive officer, RainmakerThinking Inc.
The nature of work and employment continues to change dramatically. Your clients now face fierce competition, high risk, erratic markets, constrained resources, and unpredictable resource needs. How can you best help them build a lean, flexible, high-performance workforce? In this exclusive two-hour consulting session led by best-selling author, business consultant, and highly-rated past keynoter Bruce Tulgan, attendees will learn how to build a high-performance culture around the norms of strong leadership. Tulgan will share his keys to onboarding and training, as well as controlling turnover. Plus, arm yourself with proven strategies and tactics that leverage the talents of today’s multigenerational workforce.

CFO Roundtable

Facilitated by Shawn Poole, executive vice president and chief financial officer, EmployBridge Holding Co.
As the staffing and workforce solutions industry continues to rapidly evolve, so does the role of the chief financial officer. Join your colleagues to network and engage in this interactive discussion led by CFOs from staffing firms of all sizes. Discussion will focus on the CFO’s everchanging role, as well as skills and metrics that are needed for the CFO tool kit. Participants will also discuss back-office automation, increasing speed of business and related support processes, and the digital impact on finance.

3:15–4:15 p.m.

Managed Services Forum

Facilitated by John Healy, chairman of the corporate members committee and vice president, World Employment Confederation
Panelists: Denis Pennel, managing director, World Employment Confederation
Richard Wahlquist, president and chief executive officer, American Staffing Association
Meet with peers and explore ways to improve understanding of the recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and managed service provider (MSP) market at a global level. This forum will allow you to collaborate with fellow thought leaders on topics such as association advocacy, best practices and networking, quality standards, profiling the market, and the role of MSPs and RPOs. Discuss these and other ways that the World Employment Confederation and their national federations, like ASA, provide value to their members.

CIO Roundtable: Top Five Issues in Managing an Enterprise IT Department

Facilitated by Mike Whitmer, global chief information officer, Recruit Holdings Co.
Panelist: Alan Stukalsky, chief digital officer, Randstad North America
The CIO Roundtable is a thought leadership group created for and by top technology executives in the staffing industry. This is an opportunity to meet peers and collaborate with fellow thought leaders through topic-based discussions. If you are a chief information officer or have the senior IT role within your organization, attend this session to discuss information security, data protection, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, big data, and business intelligence. This session accompanies the workshop “Engage Technology Disruptors or Get Left Behind,” which starts at 2:15 p.m.

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