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  • May 09, 2018
  • 1:00 PM
  • May 10, 2018
  • 5:00 PM
  • Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, 1800 East Golf Road, Schaumburg, IL


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2018 Midwest Staffing Conference

Join Us for the 7th Annual Midwest Staffing Conference!

New This Year! 2 Day Program and Kickoff Reception

May 9th and 10th | Hyatt Regency, Schaumburg, IL

Platinum Sponsor

The ISSA and WASS are excited to announce that we’re expanding the Midwest Conference to include an additional half-day session featuring the latest technologies that staffing and recruiting firms need to know about. There is no additional cost to attend the session or the kickoff networking event at Westwood Tavern on May 9th.

May 10th will be a full-day conference and vendor fair with keynotes, workshops and sessions for both leadership, sales, and recruiters.


May 9th, 2018 | Hyatt Regency Schaumburg

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM: Registration, Welcome and Opening Remarks

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM: Intro to Cutting Edge Technologies for Staffing and Recruiting
Speaker: Tom Erb

With a career spanning nearly 20 years, Tom Erb has established himself as one of the staffing and recruiting industry’s top subject matter experts. As an executive for two of the largest staffing and recruiting companies in the world, Tom worked with some of the most recognizable and well-respected companies in the United States to help optimize their workforce strategy. As a consultant, trainer, and speaker to the staffing and recruiting industry, Tom has helped hundreds of firms create and execute sales and recruiting strategies to grow their business.

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM: Refreshment Break

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM: Technology Showcase: Objective Paradigm
Speaker: Ben Solomon, Director of Research, Objective Paradigm

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM: Technology Showcase: Verified First
Speaker: John Rudakas, Staffing Industry Regional Sales Manager, Verified First

4:45 PM - 5:30 PM: Technology Showcase: The Future of Candidate Engagement
Speaker: Jason Heilman, CEO/Foudner, Herefish

5:30 PM - 5:45 PM: Technology Showcase Closing Remarks

May 9th, 2018 | Westwood Tavern, 1385 N. Meacham Road, Schaumburg
(Transportation will be provided)

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM: Happy Hour Welcome

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM: Fireside Chat with Greg Doersching: The Single Greatest Tool to hit Recruiting Since the Telephone

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Networking Reception

May 10th, 2018 | Hyatt Regency Schaumburg

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM: Registration/Continental Breakfast/Visit Sponsors

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM: Opening Remarks and Welcome

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM: Keynote – The Changing Value Prop of Recruiting
Speaker: Tom Erb

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM: WTF?! – 7 Cultural Changes that Matter
Speaker: Chris Dyer

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM: Refreshment Break/Exhibits Open/Visit Sponsors

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM: The High-Performance Staffing Firm Recipe
Speaker: Amy Bingham

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Lunch Break

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM: Exhibits Open/Visit Sponsors

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM: Breakout One - Concurrent Workshops

  • Sales Track – Mastering the Sales and Recruiting Process Workshop by Jay Powell
  • Recruiting Track – Pitch Perfect – Becoming the ACE of Your Office: Part 1 by Greg Doersching
  • Leadership Track – The Right Stuff: Developing Your Emerging Leaders Workshop by Amy Bingham

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM: Refreshment Break/Exhibits Open/Visit Sponsors

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Breakout Two - Concurrent Workshops

  • Sales Track – Future Forward Staffing Trends to Keep You Competitive in 2018 and Beyond by David Kollmorgan
  • Recruiting Track – Pitch Perfect – Becoming the ACE of Your Office: Part 2 by Greg Doersching
  • Leadership Track – What You Need to Know About Sexual Harassment in the Workplace by Jill O’Brien

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM: Passport Raffle with Sponsors

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM: Closing Remarks

*Special Pricing is available if you have 5 or more registrations from the same company.  Please contact Yvonne Kriss at for assistance with registering 5 or more people.
Hotel rooms are available at the Hyatt for $135 per night, plus taxes.  To book your room, contact Barbara Castellano,, 847-517-6902.

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