Why You Wish You’d Made the 2016 Midwest Staffing Conference

By Terri Roeslmeier

May 27, 2016

It’s true that we appear at our fair share of staffing and recruiting events. Getting to meet and mingle with amazing staffing professionals is one of the best parts of the job. There’s an energy in our industry that makes conferences refreshing, even with all of the hard work that goes into preparation.

In fact, that’s why our ABD team loves attending and cosponsoring the Midwest Staffing Conference every year and we can barely wait to get involved next year.

On May 19, 2016, staffing professionals gathered for the Midwest Staffing Conference in Rolling Meadows, IL.  Co-chaired by the Illinois Search and Staffing Association (ISSA) and the Wisconsin Association of Staffing Services (WASS), the 5th Annual Midwest Staffing Conference featured informational breakout sessions, a dynamic keynote speaker, and various exhibitors all with unique perspectives on the staffing industry.

ABD was a proud Platinum sponsor of the event again this year and as always, we enjoyed everything the conference had to offer. Personally, I find it exciting to see how the conference has grown year after year. Attendance has gone up, new voices give presentations and impart insight, and the roster of exhibitors includes tools and services that simplify the entire staffing and recruiting process.

This year, we had a number of great speakers, thought leaders, and staffing industry specialists providing valuable knowledge to attendees. Our energetic keynote speaker Gregg Gregory focused on how to encourage greater efficiency and employee happiness through the strong bonds of team work.

Breakout sessions were held by various staffing thought leaders who each offered their own unique take on universal staffing challenges. Amy Bingham talked about differentiating yourself in a competitive staffing market. Dina Simon, CEO of Simon Says Lead, discussed organizational effectiveness, even when your staffing firm is managing national client partnership. And Greg Doersching, Bullseye Recruiting’s Creator, shared his first-hand experience for cultivating direct hire partnerships. Those were just the tip of the iceberg.

In between breakouts, attendees could enjoy visiting various companies at the exhibiting booths, which made for great networking. How often do you get to interact with industry-leading professionals from Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, and Kansas? At least once a year, if you make the effort to attend next year’s Midwest Staffing Conference.

If you want to learn more about the Midwest Staffing Conference, please visit www.issaworks.com for more information. And if you attend our 2017 event, we’ll definitely see you there.