The Best and Brightest of Staffing World 2018
It’s time to bring out your suits and windbreakers!
From October 16-18th, The DMV (better known as Washington, DC) will be home to Staffing World 2018 with the hopes of being the most informative American Staffing Association’s (ASA) conference to date.
This year’s showcase will unite the industry’s most influential leaders under the roof of the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in the heart of downtown D.C.
Here’s everything you’ll want to catch at this year’s exhibit:
#1: Staffing Networking Opportunities: Give Your Best Sales Pitch and Meet New People
Whether you are a staffing firm, a product and/or service exhibitor, or an employment-seeking candidate, Staffing World 2018 is a surefire way to network with like-minded industry experts.
Staffing World attendees can get their first chance at forging new connections at ASA’s Welcome Mixer, where all guests are welcome to participate from 4:00-6:00 PM on October 15th.
Breakfast and lunch will also be available throughout the conference, presenting casual breaks to bond with clients over everything bagels and employment budgets.
#2: Listen and Learn: Watch the Experts Share Exclusive Insider News and Trends
This year’s lineup of Information Sessions are more diverse and edgy than ever before. Highlighted discussions will be facilitated by trailblazing Keynote Speakers in business, technology and the arts:
- Jeremy Gutsche, CEO, The Trend
- Molly Fletcher, Former Sports Agent, CSE
- Anders Sorman-Nilsson, Founder, Thinque
- Mel Robbins, Author, The 5-Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence
In tandem with Staffing World’s Featured Sessions, General Sessions will be hosted by an extensive list of industry pioneers, including members of ASA and reputable staffing firms throughout the country. These experts will be prepared to address a wide variety of hot-button topics in the staffing arena, not limited to:
- Marijuana Legislation
- Talent Finding and Retention
- Revenue and Growth
- Compliance and Risk Management
- Women in Leadership
- Business Management and Administration
General education sessions are scheduled from 10:45 AM on Tuesday October 16th, and will extend throughout each day of Staffing World until 3:30 PM on Thursday October 18th.
#3: Buy, Buy, Buy: Peruse the Biggest Staffing Shopping Spree in the Country
All of Staffing World’s conferences feature a massive exhibitor showcase, and this year’s exposition is certainly no exception. In fact, Staffing World 2017 will house over 150 booths, each laden with innovative products and services designed to improve the staffing and recruiting industry.
If you’re debating last-minute whether or not to exhibit, 80% of Staffing World attendees visit the Exposition Hall four or more times, while 93% of all attendees hold buying power within their respective firms, according to data presented by The American Staffing Association.
#4: Get Certified: Want to Become More Professional and Bolster Your Resume?
Walk away from Staffing World 2018 with more knowledge added to your arsenal. By attending this year’s conference, prospective students can earn up to 17.25 Continuing Education hours to leverage your professional repertoire.
Continuing Education Workshops will be held for members looking to enhance their knowledge or recertify themselves through the HR Certification Institute. Four certification programs will be available at this year’s Staffing World exhibition:
- Certified Staffing Professional
- Technical Services Certified
- Certified Search Consultant
- Certified Health Care Staffing Professional
In addition to keynote CE sessions, open roundtable discussions will be facilitated where members can express their concerns and ideas while listening to other professionals deliberate on a medley of hot topics pertaining to the industry. There will be no shortage of opportunities to bounce ideas off of associates, new and old, at Staffing World 2017.
#5: Jam With Andy Grammer
As if all of that wasn’t enough incentive to attend, adult pop star Andy Grammer is scheduled to perform at The Grand Finale on Thursday October 18th from 7:00-11:00 PM, ending the conference on a positive note.
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center is located on the Potomac River with beautiful views and tons of fun nearby activities (including a massive carousel for the brave)!
A comprehensive schedule is available here, which includes a full breakdown of times and highlighted events, courtesy of the American Staffing Association. If you are interested in attending, tickets are still available for purchase on ASA’s Registration Page.
For your employment drug testing needs, be sure to visit Confirm BioSciences at Booth #1134. This is a DMV visit you won’t mind making!