StaffingHub Live! Agenda

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StaffingHub Live! Agenda

September 16-18, 2019 – Boulder, CO

Monday, September 16th

10:30 am to 3:30 pm – Golf Tournament @ Omni Interlocken, 500 Interlocken Blvd, Broomfield, CO 80021
Please meet at the course at 10:30 am for an on time start. 

1:00 pm to 3:30 pm – Hike the Dakota Ridge Trail (sponsored by StaffUpApp)
Please meet at the Mount Sanitas Trailhead at 1:00 pm for an ontime departure.

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Opening Reception & Registration (sponsored by Advance Partners) @ Centro, 950 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302 

Tuesday, September 17th

7:30 am to 8:30 am – Yoga @ Central Park (Sponsored by Herefish)
Meet across from Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art – 1750 13th St

9:00 am to 10:00 am – Registration Opens @ Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St, Boulder, CO, 80302

10:00 am to 10:10 am – Welcome & Opening Remarks

10:15 am to 11:30 am – Lunchmeat & Life Lessons: Succeeding in the People Business [Keynote]

Mary Lucas, CTO, Supplemental Health Care

Lucas is the Chief Talent Officer at Supplemental Health Care and the author of
Lunchmeat & Life Lessons: Sharing a Butcher’s Wisdom, a motivational memoir and tribute to her father on how to bring out the best in yourself and others. She is a frequent motivational speaker, sharing insights and lessons she has learned through her career as a renowned staffing professional.

Using real-world examples and the power of storytelling, Lucas shares what she learned from a lifetime spent in the staffing industry. Her keynote will help you learn how to inspire and bring out the best in yourself and your team by creating meaningful connections in your workplace, networks, and personal life.

11:30 am to 12:00 pm – Supplier Demos
12:00 pm to 12:45 pm – Networking Lunch

12:50 pm to 2:15 pm – How to Scale Your Business: Hiring & Promoting [Panel]

Jeff Bowling, Member Board of Directors at American Staffing Association (moderator)
Jeff Harris, Chairman and Co-Founder, ettain group

Joel Leege, EVP & Chief Strategy Officer, Randstad Technologies US
Lisa Maxwell, Founder and Managing Partner, Gerard Stewart
Joyce Russell, President at Adecco Group US Foundation

A master class on staffing growth strategies, built for leaders of all-sized staffing companies. Executives from some of the largest staffing firms in the country share the secrets to creating teams built for growth.

In this session, you’ll learn:
Best practices for hiring at every stage of your growth cycle
– How to balance experience and cultural fit
– Lessons from truly awful hiring experiences
– How to gauge when it’s time to make a new high-level hire
– How to determine when to start an advisory board

2:15 pm to 3:00 pm – Developing Your Action Plan (Traction EOS) [Workshop]

Sejal Shah, CEO, TotalMed 

Sejal Shah has served as CEO of TotalMed since 2007. He seeks to create a simplified, transparent, accountable organization that promotes an open and honest environment. He believes that culture is a by-product of people and their core values. When these align, a team can march down a path together, driven by their purpose and passion.

There’s a reason TotalMed, the healthcare staffing powerhouse, has achieved 854% growth over the past 5 years. In this panel, Shah will discuss how Traction EOS has revolutionized the way TotalMed works.

You’ll learn how to build a system of accountability, action, and productivity to drive faster growth at your staffing firm.

3:00 pm to 3:30 pm – Coffee Break / Supplier Demos
3:30 pm to 4:00 pm – Staffing Industry Roundtables

4:00 pm to 4:30 pm – Scaling Through Acquisition [Speed Talk]

Greg Palmer, Founder, G Palmer & Associates  

For the past thirteen years, Palmer has led the consulting firm G. Palmer & Associates, which supports corporate boards and private equity firms as an Operating Partner and has advised on over $3 billion in staffing industry transactions. For five years running, he’s been named to SIA’s 100 Most Influential People in Staffing and has been inducted into the SIA Hall of Fame.

Drawing on this experience, Palmer will share how to make savvy decisions about staffing acquisitions. 

You’ll learn how to determine the right acquisitions for the size of your company, the verticals you’d like to grow into, and your growth rate goals.

4:30 pm to 5:00 pm – Strategies on Sales & Recruitment [Speed Talk]

Melissa Byington, Founder, Acclivus Advisory

Melissa Byington is a veteran in the staffing industry, with a career spanning more 20 years. Most recently, she led the two largest locum tenens staffing companies in the U.S. as an executive with CHG Healthcare. 

Throughout her career, Melissa has been responsible for both starting new business lines and scaling existing teams. In this talk, she’ll share her expertise on how to develop sales and recruitment strategies built for growth. 

You’ll learn how to boost employee engagement, improve customer satisfaction, and drive industry-leading results.

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Happy Hour & Networking @ License #1, Hotel Boulderado, 2115 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm – Charity & Networking Dinner with Live Entertainment for Team Rubicon @ Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St, Boulder, CO 80302

Wednesday, September 18th

8:15 am to 8:50 am – Building a Culture that Scales with Your Business [Speed Talk]

Jonathan Eldridge, Executive Vice President of Experience, Brooksource

Eldridge has been in the staffing industry for 21 years. For the past 17 years, he’s helped Brooksource expand coast to coast, well on their way to hitting $500m in annual sales.

For Eldridge, growth is all about culture. If you don’t have the right people in the right seats, your growth goals are pipe dreams. In this talk, he’ll break down what we really mean when we say that staffing is a “people business.”

You’ll learn how to hire for attitude and train for skill, how to keep the human touch in your recruiting process, and how to scale your company’s values across a quickly growing organization.

8:55 am to 10:15 am – What’s Next in Staffing? [Panel]

Ericka Hyson, COO, TextUs (moderator)
Todd Duclos, Director of Enterprise Alliances, Bullhorn
Ken Krieger, CIO, The Judge Group
Michelle Krier, Senior Vice President, ClearEdge Marketing
Jeff Staats, Marketing Executive, TalentLaunch
Steve Swan, Chief of Innovation, StaffBot
Kip Wright, President & CEO, Genuent

Want to do something unexpected in the coming years to differentiate yourself from the pack? In this panel, our top staffing experts aren’t just going to list the trends you need to watch out for — they’re going to help you define the future of the industry.

You’ll learn how to:
Avoid the trap of short-term planning
– Discern which trends will impact growth rates
– Remain responsive and relevant in a 24/7 industry
– Predict cyclical industry trends
– Retain quality in an increasingly competitive market
– Always be adding value

10:15 am to 10:45 am – Coffee Break / Supplier Demos

10:45 am to 11:05 am – Build vs. Buy Your Technology Stack [Speed Talk]

Jason Lander, Vice President of Product Innovation, Medical Solutions

With nearly two decades of experience creating tech solutions in the staffing industry, Lander is here to offer the insight, strategy, and advice to help your staffing company stay innovative.

Lander draws on his experience as a staffing tech expert to guide you through the pros and cons of building solutions in-house and how to choose the right partners.

11:05 am to 11:25 am – How to Select Your Tech Suppliers [Speed Talk]

Jack Copeland, CEO & Co-Founder, Staffing Future

Copeland is one of the co-founders of Staffing Future, a website development and technology stack consultancy, with 45 years of combined experience building, developing, and managing technology solutions for the staffing industry.

Copeland will guide you through the nuts and bolts of selecting the right tech partners for your staffing firm, focusing on the impact of automation, how to keep brand consistency across companies, and how to build scalable processes. He will also share case studies that lend insight into the power of specific automation solutions for high transactional clients.

11:25 am to 11:45 am – What’s Your Tech Stack Strategy  [Speed Talk]

Anastasia Valentine, President & Managing Partner, Resource 1

Valentine has been recognized as a technical innovator in the staffing industry.  For the last 6 years, she has been building a Service Oriented Architecture for Resource 1 that encompasses over 20 software applications specific to the staffing industry.  She advises many software providers and staffing firms and participates as a panelist/speaker at numerous conferences. Valentine is a two-time recipient of the Staffing Industry Analysts “Hackathon” award, featured technology panelist for Staffing Industry Analysts, Bullhorn Engage, StaffingTec, TechServe Alliance, Staffing Hub, and was featured in “Woman in Staffing” spotlight from ClearEdge Marketing.

Choosing the right technology in the staffing industry is about more than just adopting software. The tech choices you make affect your recruiting strategy, impact your candidate experience, and shape how your brand is perceived.  With so many products available today, how do you know what to implement first and how much should you spend?

Valentine dives into how to make strategic tech choices that support your organizational goals and drive growth and overall profitability.

You’ll learn how to create your 1-, 3-, and 5-year tech stack plans, how to think about your APIs and create a service-oriented architecture, and how to get the data you need to support strategic tech choices.

11:45 am to 12:30 pm – Networking Lunch
12:30 pm to 1:45 pm –
Closing Keynote 

Jake Wood, CEO, Team Rubicon

1:45 pm to 2:15 pm – StaffingHub Action Planning
2:15 pm to 3:00 pm – Supplier Demos & Meetings
3:00 pm to 3:10 pm – Conclusion


Speakers & Advisors

Aravinda Souza

VP of Marketing Communications @ Bullhorn

Sejal Shah

CEO @ TotalMed

Ken Krieger
Leslie Vickrey

CEO & Founder @ ClearEdge Marketing

Jeffrey Bowling

Member @ Four Piers Capital Partners

Ericka Hyson

Chief Operating Officer @ TextUs

Joel Leege

EVP & Chief Strategy Officer @ Randstad Technologies US

Mary Lucas

Chief Talent Officer @ Supplemental Health Care

Adam Conrad

Chief Experience Officer @ Great Recruiters

Tara Burns

Chief Operating Officer @ Peoplelink Group


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