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    • April 24, 2024
    • 10:00 AM
    • April 25, 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • Drury Lane Conference Center, Oakbrook Terrace, IL

    Midwest Staffing Conference

    April 24-25, 2024

    Drury Lane Conference Center

    Oak Brook, IL

    This highly anticipated 2-day event is designed for staffing professionals from all over the Midwest to come together and share their expertise, collaborate, and learn from industry leaders. 

    Conference Hosts:

    Illinois Search and Staffing Association

    Wisconsin Association of Staffing Services

    Michigan Association of Staffing Services

    The SPEAKER LINEUP for the 2024 Midwest Staffing Conference

    is available for preview! Click HERE

    The AGENDA for the 2024 Midwest Staffing Conference

    is available for preview! Click HERE


    ISSA Members: Log in and register

    WASS and MASS Members: Email your Director for discount code

    NAPS Members: Email

    Attendance at this event earns 7.5 CE Credits toward ASA Certification

    Book Your Accommodations

    The Hilton Chicago-Oak Brook Suites and Hilton Garden Inn Chicago-Oakbrook Terrace are located just steps from Drury Lane while the DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago-Oak Brook offers convenient shuttle service. Exclusive group rates are offered to Drury Lane Events clients per the hotels’ availability.

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    Sponsors of the 2024 Midwest Staffing Conference

    Launch Party Sponsor

    • May 15, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • At Your Desk

    The Illinois Search and Staffing Association is proud to host this webinar, presented by Kim Henderson

    Repeat customers are crucial to ensuring a staffing organization’s lasting success, and many don’t have a strategy for retaining clients. Over the past few years, most staffing companies didn’t place an emphasis on client retention because demand was so strong, they thought there was an endless need. We all know that economic slowdowns are inevitable and sluggish hiring cycles happen. Conversely, even if we don’t have a downturn, it is always important to minimize customer churn and gain their loyalty.

    Join us as we share strategies and techniques to retain our clients and solidify our place as their trusted advisor. Kim Henderson of Cobalt Compass outlines a 10-step plan for staffing providers to keep customers engaged in any economic climate, as well as gain client share and increase significance.

    During this webinar, attendees will

    • Learn to collect and analyze customer feedback
    • Map a consistent client experience
    • Become a solutions specialist vs. a generalist
    • Solve client business challenges
    • Deliver value add services and stay visible

    Client Retention and Building Client Loyalty

    May 15, 2024

    12PM-1PM CST

    Cost to Attend: ISSA Members FREE, Nonmembers $39


    Kim Henderson leads Cobalt Compass Solutions, which provides training and consulting services for the staffing industry. Training programs encompass the full life cycle of sales and recruiting and teach the skills and strategies to create lasting customer relationships. Consulting services give leaders the methodology to operate business units while managing teams for performance.

    Prior Cobalt Compass, Kim had 28 years in the industry and served as a member of executive leadership for a global staffing provider. As SVP of Client Services and Global Accounts, she was responsible for the development of international and strategic accounts and also established the Government Solutions business. Kim began her career working for a national staffing company where she served on the executive team and was responsible for the national sales strategy with execution across product lines as well as multiple business units.

    Kim has a MBA from the University of Miami and a BS in Journalism from the University of Florida. Additionally, she has Project Management (PMP) and Six Sigma Lean certifications and contributes articles for The Staffing Stream, Staffing Hub, and HRM Outlook. Further, she has appeared on the following podcasts: Staffing Hub, Staffing Monthly, The Elite Recruiter, CareerTALKS, Recruiters With No Limits, Fidelis Leadership, Ask a Recruiter, and Ivy Podcast. Kim has also presented at the World Staffing Summit, Recruiter Growth Summit, and the Staffing Sales Summit.

    • May 16, 2024
    • May 17, 2024
    • Washington, D.C.

    The ASA Staffing Law and Compliance Conference delivers expert-led content designed to maximize actionable takeaways for staffing professionals, HR executives, compliance managers, recruiters, owners, and attorneys. Learn more and register at

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

    If you work in Recruiting, you’ve probably heard the phrase: “Control what you can control.” We say it a lot because it’s true! At the end of the day, recruiting is about human relationships and timing.

    Join CS Recruiting team members for an insightful and real conversation about what it takes to succeed in this business and hear their advice for not only “surviving,” but “thriving.”

    We’ll talk about what we can control…and what we can’t control…and how to focus on what matters- people. Get ready to hear the various perspectives from Our Recruiters and Account Managers as they uncover opportunities we all have to influence others to make a difference-but only with the things we can control.

    Recruitment Realities - Empowering Recruiters to Influence What Matters

    June 18, 2024

    12PM-1PM CST

    Cost to Attend: ISSA Members FREE, Nonmembers $39


    Charlie Saffro, CEO, 14 years @ CS Recruiting

    Charlie is a recruiting expert with a passion for human leadership, talent acquisition, employee engagement, company culture and retention. She founded CS Recruiting to connect individuals to opportunities and as CEO, she manages a thriving organization and a talented team. Charlie's clientele includes businesses with Transportation, Logistics and Supply Chain talent needs. Her goal is to make meaningful connections that lead to long lasting relationships. Beyond work, she promotes personal development, mindfulness and personal growth, both in the workplace and in life.

    Brittany Lasky: Executive Supply Chain Recruiter, ~8 years @ CS Recruiting

    Brittany Lasky is an accomplished Executive Recruiter at CS Recruiting with over two decades of experience in logistics and supply chain recruitment. With a unique blend of strategic networking and industry insights, Brittany orchestrates complex searches for top-tier leadership roles, ensuring the perfect alignment of candidate values with client objectives. Her focus on cultivating relationships and driving innovation within the internal team sets her apart in the field.

    Brittany is not just a dedicated professional but also a working wife and mom of a 16-month-old baby boy. Discovered by CS Recruiting on LinkedIn during her senior year of college, she joined as an entry-level employee with no prior industry knowledge. Brittany's journey includes breaking records for the highest revenue in a year and consistently ranking at the top of our company leaderboard and her rise demonstrates her commitment, expertise, and contributions to our team.

    Ari Benezra: Senior Supply Chain Recruiter, ~6 years @ CS Recruiting

    Ari is a seasoned Senior Supply Chain Recruiter with five impactful years in the field. Ari is all about strategically connecting top talent with the best opportunities, aiming for lasting and mutually beneficial matches.

    With a prior background in insurance sales, Ari discovered a passion for building relationships and making a difference. The journey into recruiting became a rewarding calling, where Ari excels in creating meaningful connections that go beyond a job. In the dynamic world of supply chain recruitment, Ari stands out with a warm and empathetic approach, navigating the landscape to ensure each match is a perfect fit. Beyond the professional realm, Ari values personal development, embodying a holistic approach to success and fulfillment.

    Jessica Vickers: Strategic Account Manager, 6.5 years @ CS Recruiting

    Jessica specializes in collaborating with clients to pinpoint their ideal candidates, tailoring their needs, and ensuring a perfect match for their open roles. With a competitive edge, she sets high expectations to deliver top-notch service and always push herself to be the best, aiming to be the go-to partner for clients. Jess believes it's about long-lasting connections, ensuring clients not only fill their roles but keep coming back for more!

    With over 13 years of logistics and supply chain experience, Jessica has excelled in client-facing positions, fostering strong relationships. Joining CS Recruiting was a natural step for her, combining her client connection experience with her deep understanding of the industry and this unique blend that allows Jessica to excel in role as Strategic Account Manager!

    • July 15, 2024
    • August 31, 2024

    • July 17, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • At Your Desk

    The Illinois Search and Staffing Association is proud to present this webinar with Donnie Gupton, creator of the Relevant Recruiter Method

    Building a Strong Online Brand to Drive Inbound Lead Generation

    July 17, 2024

    12PM-1PM CST

    Cost to Attend: ISSA Members FREE, Nonmembers $39

    In this session, we will dive into the importance of building a strong online brand for staffing agency owners. A robust online presence is crucial for driving inbound lead generation and staying ahead in today's competitive landscape. We will explore the key strategies and tactics to establish a powerful online brand that attracts high-quality leads. We will cover the essential elements needed to build a compelling online brand. Join us to gain valuable insights and actionable tips that will help you maximize your online presence and generate a steady stream of inbound leads for your staffing agency.


    Donnie Gupton is a coach for Search/Recruiting Firms, specializing in driving revenue, inbound leads, and next-level growth by unlocking the full potential of recruiting agencies. Recognizing a common challenge within the industry — the reliance on one-to-one outreach methods rather than efficient automation and digital strategies — Donnie designed a semi-automated marketing system. By implementing "The Relevant Recruiter Method," recruiters can stand out from competitors, maintain a filled pipeline through automation, and choose preferred clients while commanding deserved fees.

    • August 08, 2024
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Redstone American Grill, Oakbrook Terrace, IL

    • 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 Hemingway. 

    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


    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®.

    • 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)

    Thank you to our event sponsors!

    5 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 :

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

Past events

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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