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    • August 08, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Redstone American Grill, Oakbrook Terrace, IL

    All ISSA members are welcome to attend the inaugural ISSA Member Networking Event! Come as you are, have some drinks and heavy apps and enjoy a slice of summer on the patio at Redstone American Grill in Oak Brook.

    ISSA Member Networking Event

    August 8, 2024


    Cost to attend: Members $20, Nonmembers $50

    Thank you to our sponsors!

    • August 15, 2024
    • 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    You're invited to meet up with the ISSA Young Professionals at Puttery Chicago!

    Join this fun group and meet others who are newer to the industry. 

    ISSA Young Professionals at Puttery Chicago

    August 15, 2024


    Cost to attend: Members $40, Nonmembers $55

    Includes one round of golf, food and drink tickets

    Thank you to our Platinum sponsors!

    • August 21, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • At Your Desk

    The Illinois Search and Staffing Association is proud to host this webinar, presented by Natasha Hemmingway. 

    In this session, you will learn:

    * The 4 components of a Sales Process and the importance of having an authentic & customized sales process in your business

    *The 6 reasons why people don’t buy and why pricing is NOT one of them

    * Practical ‘how-to’ steps to transform your mindset around making sales

    * Proven action steps you can take to boost your sales results immediately

    * How to win at sales without being sales-y, sleezy, gimmicky or manipulative through Natasha’s unique approach for bringing the HEART not the Hustle to your sales process.

    Successful Sales Tactics: How to Sell With Heart Not Hustle

    August 21, 2024

    12PM-1PM CST

    Cost to Attend: ISSA Members FREE, Nonmembers $39

    Attendance at this event earns 1.0 hours CE Credit toward ASA certification


    Natasha Hemmingway is an entrepreneurial-based Sales Coach + Speaker and the creator of Heart Not Hustle® Sales System, Convert Your Leads and Hello Client, Hello Cash® —a coaching firm founded with an aim to helping entrepreneurs find, and focus, on the deeper meaning behind their business motivation and sales message. She helps entrepreneurs master their authentic sales process, achieve success and maximize their sales wins by bringing the Heart Not Hustle®.

    Thank you to our sponsor, TRICOM!

    • September 18, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • At Your Desk

    The Illinois Search and Staffing Association is proud to host this webinar, presented by Kortney Harmon, Director of Industry Relations at Crelate, and Host of Full Desk Experience (Podcast)

    Session Description:

    Forget golden buzzers and judges' critiques – the real talent show is playing out in the cutthroat battle for skilled professionals. In today's competitive landscape, traditional sourcing methods simply aren't enough.

    Join us for a session that flips the script on talent acquisition, revealing innovative hacks to unearth hidden gems and build a thriving talent pipeline. This session will:

    • Uncover the secrets of identifying and approaching untapped talent pools your competitors miss
    • Dive into a treasure trove of short-term hacks: from revitalizing your database to flipping resumes and casting nets in unexpected places
    • Challenge the status quo: discover strategies to stand out from the crowd with a high-touch, low-volume approach that nurtures genuine connections
    • Explore the future of talent: learn how AI can assist with upskilling and reskilling, empowering you to "make" talent instead of just searching for it
    • Unleash the power of employer branding: build a magnetic company culture that attracts top talent through unique channels

    Leave this session equipped with:

    • Actionable sourcing hacks you can implement immediately
    • A blueprint for a multi-channel touch point strategy for your candidates
    • A fresh perspective on talent acquisition for the modern world and forms you can use in your organizations today
    • The inspiration to build a thriving talent pipeline that sets you apart

    America's Got Talent? More Like We Need Them All! Sourcing Hacks for a Talent Hungry World

    September 18, 2024

    12PM-1PM CST

    Cost to Attend: ISSA Members FREE, Nonmembers $39

    Attendance at this event earns 1.0 hours CE Credit toward ASA certification


    With a staffing and recruiting career spanning over 15+ years, Kortney has established herself as a highly regarded thought leader, dynamic speaker, and respected industry principal in the staffing and recruiting field. With over a decade of experience, she is a trusted advisor, empowering professionals and organizations to achieve remarkable growth.

    As the host of The Full Desk Experience, she facilitates engaging workshops where participants can directly interact with her and gain invaluable insights. Whether you prefer to ask questions live or access our enriching events and shows on your favorite podcast platform, The Full Desk Experience offers a wealth of knowledge to enhance your expertise.

    Throughout Kortney's career, she has trained thousands of front-line recruiters, equipping them with the skills and strategies needed to excel in the fast-paced world of talent acquisition. Additionally, she has collaborated closely with countless business owners and executives, helping them overcome growth barriers by identifying and resolving challenges across people, processes, and technologies.

    Her expertise has been recognized by prestigious industry organizations, including the American Staffing Association, Staffing Industry Analysts, and soon the National Association of Personnel Services. She has had the privilege of presenting to these influential groups, sharing my insights and thought leadership to inspire and empower professionals in our field.

    Beyond her speaking engagements, she has had the pleasure of making guest appearances on various podcasts and providing strategic consulting services to a diverse range of clients. These opportunities have allowed her to expand her network and contribute to the growth and success of numerous organizations.

    Thank you to our sponsor, Vensure Staffing Alliance!

    • September 24, 2024
    • 10:00 AM
    • September 25, 2024
    • 2:00 PM
    • Blue Chip Casino Hotel and Spa, Michigan City, IN

    Midwest Staffing Owners and Executives Retreat

    September 24th-25th, 2024

    Blue Chip Casino Hotel and Spa

    Michigan City, IN

    Your Hosts for the 2024 Owners and Executives Retreat:

    Illinois Search and Staffing Association (ISSA)

    Michigan Association of Staffing Services (MASS)

    Wisconsin Association of Staffing Services (WASS)

    Book Your Accommodations at The Blue Chip Hotel

    Keynote - The Motivation Matrix: Unlocking Worldclass Team Performance

    Workshop - Purpose at Work: Workshopping the Secrets of Top Places to Work

    presented by:


    CEO, The Purpose Company


    Co-CEO and Cofounder, The Purpose Company

    Brian Bosché and Gabrielle Bosché have been called the "Next Generation of Motivational Titans" by Tom Ziglar.

    Brian and Gabrielle have personally worked with celebrities, U.S. military officials, and Fortune 50 executives on finding their purpose. They are the co-founders of The Purpose Company, a training and consulting firm based in Dallas, Texas.

    Brian and Gabrielle are popular TEDx speakers and have been featured in SUCCESS, NPR, Fast Company, co-hosted Sirius XM, and Forbes.

    Their book, The Purpose Factor, has been named a USA Today Top Book to Buy.

    Data Privacy and Cybersecurity 

    presented by:


    Partner, UHY LLP

    Jerry Grady is a partner with UHY LLP, a Board Member of UHY Advisors Inc.,and is the Managing Partner for the firm’s Ann Arbor, MI office. He has acquired a wealth of knowledge throughout his 40 years in public accounting.

    Jerry is the Chairperson of the firm’s National Staffing Practice, where he leads a team of more than 40 professionals who provide attest, tax, digital transformation, cybersecurity, and M&A services to more than 220 staffing companies across the U.S. Jerry is the past chair of the American Staffing Association’s (ASA) Professional Managerial Section Council, policy council member of the ASA, board member of the Ohio Staffing & Search Association, industry partner board member of the New York Staffing Association, and industry partner member of the Colorado Staffing Association. He is an annual speaker at various staffing conferences across the country such as ASA, Staffing Industry Analysts, TechServe Alliance, the Affiliated Staffing Group, and a multitude of state staffing associations.

    Leading Multi-Generational Teams - Perception vs. Reality

    presented by:


    Founder and CEO, The Soft Interrogator

    Over 30 years of experience as a Leading Subject Matter Expert in Human Intelligence (HI) and Certified Interrogator with the US Department of Defense (DOD), Meegan Kriley-Mackay is changing the Approach to People Skills training in today’s augmented workforce. She believes in humanity and is at the forefront of rebooting Human Resources (HR) into Human Intelligence.

    Mergers and Acquisitions

    presented by: 


    Partner and M&A Advisor, Transact Capital Partners

    Patrick Morin is a partner with Transact Capital Securities, a Richmond, Virginia-based investment banking firm that specializes in mergers and acquisitions of privately-owned companies with enterprise values up to $250MM. He was also one of the founding partners of BrightHammer, LLC., a global consultancy engaged by private equity groups, boards of directors, and CEOs to improve the performance of their invested companies. Prior to his current engagement, he was seven years as Senior Vice President with Cornerstone Realty Income Trust, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange-traded company that owned and operated over 24,000 apartments.

    Before joining Cornerstone, Mr. Morin was with Dale Carnegie Training for five years and was an instructor for almost two decades. He was certified to lead all Dale Carnegie programs, but specialized in The Sales Advantage, Leadership Training for Managers, and High Impact Presentations. He was ranked among the top instructors globally and was a member of the elite Global Delivery Team.

    While a member of the National Speakers Association, he personally conducted thousands of keynotes and training meetings for businesses, associations, government agencies and community groups. Notable groups he’s addressed include: NASA, The National Independent Staffing Association, Wisconsin Association of Staffing Services, New Jersey Staffing Association, The National Apartment Association, McDonald’s, and Massachusetts Staffing Association.

    Mr. Morin appears on television, radio, and in print as an authority in his field and wrote a weekly column on sales for the Central Pennsylvania Business Journal and He serves on the boards of several local charities including the YMCA and the Franks Foundation. Patrick makes his home in Richmond, Virginia and in chairlifts of ski resorts around the country.

    Legislative Update

    presented by: 


    Vice President Government Relations, American Staffing Association

    Toby Malara directs ASA's government relations, lobbying, and political activities, including the operations of the associations' political action committee, StaffingPAC. He also advises members on immigration/I-9, paid sick leave, sales tax, and per diem issues. He graduated from Georgetown University and earned a J.D. from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University.

    Economic Update

    presented by:


    Chief Investment Strategist and Head of Multi-Asset Strategy, Great Lakes Advisors

    Jason Turner is the Chief Investment Strategist of Great Lakes Advisors. He is a member of the firm’s investment committee, authors market and economic commentary, regularly presents in the media and to professional conferences, and works with client portfolio managers to support institutional and private clients. As the Head of Multi-Asset Strategy, he is responsible for portfolio strategy, asset allocation, and for overseeing the firm’s manager due diligence and selection efforts. He is also a member of the firm’s Operating Committee and Management Committee.

    Prior to joining Great Lakes in 2009, Jason served in various roles for Skyline Asset Management and Aon Hewitt Investment Consulting.

    Thank you to our event sponsors!

    Dinner Sponsor:

    4 Bronze sponsorship opportunities remaining


    • October 22, 2024
    • October 24, 2024
    • Nashville, TN
    • October 27, 2024
    • October 29, 2024
    • Litchfield Park, AZ

    The NAPS 2024 Annual Conference is the premier education Opportunity representing the Search, Recruiting and Staffing Industry. More than 200 attendees are expected to attend this years annual event, which will be held October 27-29, 2024 at The Wigwam in Arizona.

    NAPS 2024 Annual Conference

    October 27-29, 2024

    The Wigwam

    300 E. Wigwam Blvd

    Litchfield Park, Arizona 85340

    Register Here :

    • November 07, 2024
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • To Be Announced

    Again this year, we've invited Pinnacle Society members to share their tips and tricks for becoming the very best in the business. Young professionals and seasoned recruiters alike will benefit from attending this panel discussion. This is one of our best training events--hope to see you there!

    An Afternoon With Pinnacle Society

    November 7, 2024  -  3:00PM-6:00PM

    Cost to Attend: Members $25, Nonmembers $50

    Ticket includes food and beverage

    Meet the Panelists

    Rich Bradley, Executive Recruiter, Pinnacle Society, TeamBradley Inc.

    Rich Bradley has been in the recruiting industry for over 41 years as a recruiter, mentor, trainer, & leader. He’s also been a member of the Pinnacle Society for 26 of those years. He was a past board member with ISSA for many years prior to moving to Florida 10 years ago. He specializes in IT recruitment for clients mostly in the Chicagoland area in both the contingency and retained marketplaces. Consistently personally billing over $1 million each year, Rich credits his success to a detailed plan, hard work, and surrounding himself with an awesome team. He believes the key to long-term success is the art of building lasting business relationships. By keeping an eye on the marketplace for changing trends and focusing on making excellent culture matches, he consistently delivers top-quality candidates to his clients.

    With deep roots in the Chicago area and an extensive candidate network, Rich works on IT opportunities at all levels from support to executive roles and everything in between. Organically, over the last few years, Rich has moved towards a heavier focus on leadership and executive-level roles. 

    Rich is a sought-after speaker and training facilitator in the recruiting field, and his passion to give back to an industry that has given him so much has him regularly on the road and online sharing his expertise.

    Sponsors of Young Professionals at this event:

    • December 05, 2024
    • 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Past events

July 17, 2024 Webinar: Building a Strong Online Brand to Drive Inbound Lead Generation
June 18, 2024 Webinar: Recruitment Realities - Empowering Recruiters to Influence What Matters
May 16, 2024 ASA Staffing Law
May 15, 2024 Webinar: Client Retention and Building Client Loyalty
April 24, 2024 2024 Midwest Staffing Conference
March 27, 2024 ISSA Young Professionals - March Staffing Madness
March 20, 2024 Webinar: Transform Your Desk into a Recurring Revenue Powerhouse
February 29, 2024 ISSA Legislative Conference
December 07, 2023 ISSA Annual Meeting and Holiday Event
November 15, 2023 Webinar - Prospecting is Getting Harder, Here's Why... Best Practices to Get in the Door
November 05, 2023 NAPS 2023 Annual Conference
November 02, 2023 An Afternoon With Pinnacle Society
October 03, 2023 ASA Staffing World
September 14, 2023 2023 Midwest Staffing Owners and Executives Retreat
August 22, 2023 ISSA Young Professionals at Utopian Tailgate
July 12, 2023 Changes to the Illinois Day and Temporary Labor Act and What You Need to Know
June 15, 2023 ISSA Member Appreciation at Wrigley Rooftops
May 18, 2023 ASA Staffing Law Conference
May 16, 2023 ASA ExecuVision 2023
April 26, 2023 2023 Midwest Staffing Conference
April 05, 2023 Webinar: How to Bring Engagement and Productivity to Your Remote Workforce
March 23, 2023 ISSA Young Professionals - March Staffing Madness
February 23, 2023 ISSA Legislative Conference
January 25, 2023 Webinar: The Power of Brand Messaging in a Crowded Staffing Marketplace
December 08, 2022 ISSA Roundtable Discussions and Holiday Event
November 17, 2022 Employment Law Update: What IL Employers Need to Know for 2023
November 09, 2022 Webinar: Changing Your Recruiting and Sales Psychology
November 03, 2022 An Afternoon With Pinnacle Society
October 25, 2022 ASA Staffing World
October 02, 2022 NAPS 2022 Annual Conference
September 22, 2022 Midwest Staffing Owners and Executives Retreat
August 25, 2022 Unwind Your Mind - ISSA Young Professionals
June 16, 2022 ISSA Member Appreciation Night
May 25, 2022 2022 Midwest Staffing Conference
May 25, 2022 Owner/Manager Symposium Add-On Exclusive Session
April 20, 2022 Webinar: Performance Management in a Hybrid Work Environment
April 07, 2022 Webinar: Top 10 Steps to Lower Your Firm’s Legal Risk
March 16, 2022 ISSA Young Professionals - March Staffing Madness
March 10, 2022 ISSA Legislative Conference - Live and Virtual
February 01, 2022 Webinar: Cyber Security--How to Avoid A Digital Kidnapping
January 20, 2022 Webinar - Internal Hiring Challenges for Staffing and Search Industry Firms
December 02, 2021 ISSA Annual Meeting, Client Panel and Holiday Event
November 17, 2021 5 Messaging Mistakes You Must Fix Today in Your Recruiting & Staffing Business
November 04, 2021 Afternoon With Pinnacle Society
October 21, 2021 Bingo and BOOS - ISSA Young Professionals Event
October 14, 2021 Midwest Staffing Owners and Executives Retreat
September 28, 2021 ASA Staffing World
September 26, 2021 NAPS 2021 Conference
September 14, 2021 September 2021 Legislative Series
June 10, 2021 California Staffing Professionals - Staffing and Recruiting Conference
May 20, 2021 Webinar: Explosive Growth--Are You Ready?!!
May 13, 2021 Illinois Legislative Review - Urgent Update
April 29, 2021 Webinar: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Talent Leaders
April 29, 2021 ASA Staffing Law Virtual Conference
March 24, 2021 Recipe for the Perfect Recruiter - ISSA Young Professionals Virtual Event
March 11, 2021 Webinar: Unemployment and Fraud--What You Need To Know
February 23, 2021 ISSA Legislative Series I
January 21, 2021 Webinar - 15 Ways To Add Video To Your Recruitment Strategy
December 09, 2020 ISSA Annual Meeting and Holiday Event
November 12, 2020 Webinar: 3 Things To Do Now For Revenue Growth in 2021
October 28, 2020 Afternoon With Pinnacle Society - A Virtual Event
October 28, 2020 Staffing and "Boos" Virtual Trivia - A Young Professionals Event
October 19, 2020 Staffing World 2020 - Virtual Event
October 01, 2020 Webinar - E-Verify and Form I-9: Staying Compliant Through COVID
September 24, 2020 Midwest Staffing Owners and Executives Symposium
September 10, 2020 Virtual Legislative Conference
August 19, 2020 Staffing Survival 101 - A Young Professionals Virtual Event
June 03, 2020 ASA Staffing Law Conference - Virtual Event
May 20, 2020 Virtual Midwest Staffing Conference 2020: Re!magine Rebuilding
April 30, 2020 ISSA Virtual Roundtable Discussion Series - Week 3
April 23, 2020 Recruiting Webinar - 8 Tips for Candidate Engagement
April 16, 2020 ISSA Virtual Roundtable Discussion Series - Week 2
April 09, 2020 ISSA Virtual Roundtable Discussion Series - Week 1
March 25, 2020 Young Professionals Event - March Staffing Madness - CANCELED
February 27, 2020 ISSA Legislative Conference
January 23, 2020 Webinar: Leadership Excellence--Four Best Practices of Overperforming Organizations
December 05, 2019 ISSA Annual Meeting, Client Panel and Holiday Party
November 14, 2019 Webinar: Hiring Veterans / Giving Back to Those Who Have Served
October 24, 2019 Afternoon With Pinnacle Society Members
October 24, 2019 OSHA Temporary Worker Safety Seminar - Presented by the Illinois Department of Labor
October 15, 2019 ASA Staffing World
September 22, 2019 NAPS 2019 Annual Conference
September 12, 2019 Midwest Staffing Owners and Executives Retreat
August 20, 2019 Webinar: Social Recruiting
August 08, 2019 Young Professionals - Recruiting with LinkedIn®
June 27, 2019 Member Appreciation Event - Chicago Dogs Baseball Game
May 22, 2019 2019 Midwest Staffing Conference
April 04, 2019 ASA Staffing Law Conference
March 27, 2019 Young Professionals - March "Staffing" Madness
February 28, 2019 ISSA Legislative Event
November 29, 2018 Annual Meeting and Holiday Party
November 04, 2018 NAPS 2018 Annual Conference
October 16, 2018 ASA Staffing World
September 25, 2018 Midwest Owners and Executives Symposium
September 13, 2018 Afternoon with Pinnacle Society Members
June 19, 2018 Seal at Ravinia - Member Appreciation Event
May 09, 2018 Networking Reception - Happy Hour
April 19, 2018 NAPS Immersion Webinar
March 07, 2018 Navigating the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – A Primer on the 2018 Tax Law
November 30, 2017 Meet the Owners Panel and Annual Meeting Holiday Party
November 02, 2017 State of the Law in Illinois
October 24, 2017 ASA Staffing World
September 28, 2017 Midwest Staffing Owners and Executive Retreat
September 20, 2017 NAPS 2017 Annual Conference
August 10, 2017 Why Salespeople Fail, and What You Can Do About It
June 16, 2017 Day at the Races Member Appreciation Event
June 07, 2017 Are You Ready for the Sick Leave Law Going into effect 7/1/2017 and Other Employment Law Updates!
April 07, 2017 MIDWEST STAFFING CONFERENCE - 2nd Day Leadership Session with Danny Cahill
March 22, 2017 Young Staffing Professionals Event: Networking 101 for Sales and Recruiting Professionals
January 19, 2017 Fast and Furious: The Road to Bigger Billings
December 01, 2016 Meet the Client Panel and Annual Meeting Holiday Party
November 16, 2016 Inside the Mind of the Modern Job Seeker
November 15, 2016 ISSA Board of Directors Meeting
October 25, 2016 ASA Staffing World
October 20, 2016 Young Staffing Professionals Fall Event: LinkedIn for Sales and Recruiting
October 13, 2016 Afternoon with Pinnacle Society Members
October 04, 2016 ISSA Board of Directors Meeting
September 19, 2016 NAPS 2016 Annual Conference
September 14, 2016 Staffing Company Owner and Executive Symposium
September 01, 2016 ISSA Board of Directors Meeting
August 04, 2016 ISSA Board of Directors Meeting
July 27, 2016 Labor and Employment Law Update
July 07, 2016 ISSA Board of Directors Meeting
June 21, 2016 Rooftop Chicago Cubs Game Member Appreciation Event
June 02, 2016 ISSA Board of Directors Meeting
May 05, 2016 ISSA Board of Directors Meeting
April 20, 2016 ASA Staffing Law Conference
April 06, 2016 ISSA Board of Directors Meeting
March 15, 2016 The Loyalty Playbook: Using Remarkable Service To Unleash Your Firm's True Potential
March 03, 2016 ISSA Board of Directors Meeting
February 11, 2016 ISSA Board of Directors Meeting
February 10, 2016 Transform the Profitability of your Staffing Firm with WOTC
January 21, 2016 ISSA Board of Directors Meeting
January 20, 2016 Good Recruiting Habits
December 10, 2015 Meet the Client Panel and Annual Meeting Holiday Party
November 10, 2015 Afternoon with Pinnacle Society Member
October 27, 2015 ASA Staffing World
October 22, 2015 Exclusive Event for Young Staffing Professionals
October 03, 2015 Arlington Resources CureSade 5K Run/Walk
September 28, 2015 NAPS 2015 Annual Conference
September 10, 2015 Midwest Staffing Owners and Executive Retreat
August 27, 2015 Connecting With Your Audience – Making Your Communication Count!
April 28, 2015 ASA Staffing Law Conference
March 24, 2015 Legal Legislative Update: What Is Going On Out There?
January 14, 2015 Controlling the Chaos! Effective Time Management for Staffing Professionals
December 04, 2014 Meet the Client Panel and Annual Meeting Holiday Party
November 13, 2014 Pinnacle Panel and Networking Event
October 17, 2014 The Power of Nice ~ Probing Skills
September 18, 2014 Cutting Edge Marketing Tools for the Staffing Industry
August 20, 2014 Why Specializing is the Key to Recruiting Success
August 14, 2014 ASA Certification Workshop
July 09, 2014 Impact! Handling Challenging Conversations Effectively
April 16, 2014 How to Sell Without Selling
March 11, 2014 ACA - Planning that your Staffing Company should be doing to be ready for it

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