February 21, 2019 - Membership Drive in Kansas City
February 21, 2019 - Membership Drive in St. Louis
April 17, 2019- Legislative Luncheon in Kansas City
April 18, 2019- Legislative Luncheon in St. Louis
June 20, 2019 – Recruiters Rocking the K!  Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins
October 2, 2019 - Webinar on Contract Recruiting: Outperform Your Competitors
November 7- 8, 2019 – Conference in St. Louis

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MKSSA Webinar:
Contract Recruiting: Outperform Your Competitors
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 @ 12 pm 

PROGRAM SUMMARY
The contingent workforce continues to rise providing exciting opportunities for the savvy recruiter to add contract and temporary placements to their traditional direct hire business. Placing only one contract worker per year can yield $10-30k in extra profit; so, if you’re not offering these services, then you’re letting your competition in the door. In this can’t-miss session, sought-after speaker, Neil Lebovits will help you to outperform your competitors.  
This webinar is $25 to attend CLICK HERE to register.

PROGRAM AGENDA
Contracting Solutions: Everything You Need to Know to Build Your Program

  • Refresh your vocabulary with key contracting terms
  • How to build a payrolling business from scratch – where to start
  • Payroll funding: What are your options?
  • Objectives and factors to consider when pricing contract workers
  • General margin guidelines per industry: Maximize your ROI

Sales and Marketing Strategies That Will Have Your Clients Asking for Temp Candidates

  • Close tactics to convince your most stubborn clients to place contract
  • How to convert temp orders to perm and vice versa
  • Create a one-stop shop – sell both direct-hire and temp workers to gain business

SPEAKER

Neil Lebovits, CPA, CPC, CTS, is the Vice President, Global Search & Recruiting Support Division for People 2.0. People 2.0 is a leading global provider of vendor-neutral back-office solutions for contingent workface management organizations.

Neil comes to People 2.0 after serving in various high-profile roles across the industry’s top-echelon organizations, including global president for Adecco and president and COO of Ajilon Professional Staffing in North America, where he oversaw over 300 offices.

In 2009, Neil founded the industry-leading company, The Dynamic Sale—a multi-faceted back-office platform providing learning, coaching, consulting, speaking, strategy, and development services to staffing companies and recruiters.

For membership information, please visit our website at www.mkssa.com.

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October 2, 2019

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The
MKSSA Annual Conference is an educational opportunity for the search, recruiting and staffing industry.  Join 100+ attendees in St. Louis, Missouri for a staffing and recruiting event you don't want to miss!

Each year we create a conference with exceptional speakers to inspire you and breakout sessions to cover hot-topics in our industry.  There will be opportunities for you to make new contacts, collaborate with your industry peers, and interact with Industry Partners to see new tools and services to grow your business! Our nationally recognized keynote speakers this year are Paul Siker, Tricia Tamkin and Jason Thibeault.

Cost:
Members:
$289 (when registering 1-3 attendees)
$259 (when registering 4 + attendees)
Non Members:
$389
Non Member Special- MKSSA Annual Membership and Conference Registration:
$450

CLICK HERE to register.  Space is limited; please register early. Registration deadline is October 24, 2019.

Location:
Clayton Plaza Hotel
7750 Carondelet Avenue
Clayton,MO 63105
(314) 726-5400
MKSSA Room Rate: $124
You can book online at www.cpclayton.com or call toll-free 1-407-992-7957 to make reservations. In order to be included in the MKSSA block you must make your reservations by October 16, 2019 and use the code 2019MKSSA.

Hear from the industry experts:


Paul Siker 

With over twenty-five years of talent acquisition experience, Paul Siker is the Founder and CEO of Advanced Recruiting Trends, a talent acquisition and recruitment training consultancy.  He is also Managing Partner of The Artisan Group, an executive search and staff augmentation firm.

Previously, Paul served as an Officer, Partner, and Senior Executive Search Consultant at The Guild Corporation, an undisputed leader in the Washington, D.C. technology recruitment marketplace.  Following the sale of The Guild Corporation, to TMP Worldwide (Parent to Monster.com), Paul launched Advanced Recruiting Trends and created the “High Impact Recruiting” training program, which is grounded in consultative and proactive recruiting strategies and methodologies.

Paul has successfully executed countless recruiting engagements on a contingent, retained, and contract placement basis.  In his career, he has assisted client organizations across the U.S. in identifying, engaging, and on-boarding mission critical talent at the individual contributor, managerial, and executive officer levels.  

Paul is a frequent presenter at major recruiting conferences, and he regularly consults to both domestic and international clients that are seeking to implement optimized talent acquisition, and staff retention best practices. His clients are comprised of a blend of companies that range from Fortune 500 firms to small enterprises.

Paul received a B.A. in Political Science from Wittenberg University and holds the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS) CPC (Certified Personnel Consultant) designation.  In 2007, Paul released his first book, “Proactive Recruiting In A War For Talent Economy.”


Tricia Tamkin

Tricia has started eight successful companies, one of which she has been running since phones had cords. Among the Executive Search community she has been known for years and quoted in multiple magazines, trade journals and even other trainers and career coaches. In the 1990s she started combining Boolean logic and search strings with strong phone techniques and became a very successful recruiter, when most in her industry still didn’t have a computer on their desk. Her deep experience in business over the last 20 years enables her to see the big picture for virtually anyone’s needs. She’ll offer you counsel in a way that is perspective changing and entertaining, and always focused on your results.


Jason Thibeault

Jason started teaching logic in college, due to what he suspects was a prank from his professor. Twenty years later, he still does that. Along the way he’s been a USAF officer, manufacturing plant manager, and now recruits and trains with Moore eSSentials. With his downtime, Jason is working on his second degree Black Belt, is a published horror author, and solves mysteries with his Great Dane. 

He has been called Batman, Ninja, Wizard, Pirate, Rocket Scientist, Genius, Professor, (Space) Cowboy, Philosopher, and The Most Interesting Man alive – some of these even by other people. When he isn’t dreaming up epithets for himself, he has built a reputation as one of the most truly gifted headhunters in the country. His specialty is getting into the mind of his prospect and finding where they could be hiding. 


Brad Smith

Brad Smith, is the Director of SEO and Social Media at Haley Marketing, the nation’s largest marketing firm dedicated to servicing the staffing and recruiting industry.  Brad has over 16 years of experience in the staffing and recruiting industry helping organizations develop and implement strategic marketing plans.  

As a Certified Inbound Marketing Specialist, Brad has helped over 250 staffing and recruiting companies with website development, search engine optimization, blogging and social media marketing.  


Tony Sorensen

As one of the leading search and consulting experts in the United States, Tony has built a reputation for his valuable insight and strategic advice on recruiting strategy, becoming a thought leader, growing brands through digital marketing and inbound, and social engagement. Tony Sorensen is a 20-year veteran of the recruiting Industry. And as the CEO and Founder of Versique, he is responsible for all aspects of the business.

Tony believes in investing in employees to build and grow a business that is forward thinking and can achieve sustainable growth that is rewarding for everyone involved. Tony is active in the Minneapolis community and enjoys contributing by sitting on the board of Medina Country Club. Tony has been recognized by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as a 40 Under 40 award winner, and is a member of CEO Roundtable, a peer-to-peer membership organization for CEO’s and business leaders.


Candy Whirley

Candy brings ‘real world’ experience from many industries including: training, retail, customer service, restaurant, entertainment, management, youth ministry and business owner. Candy has been speaking professionally, nationally and internationally.  She has owned SBG Services, LLC for 19 years, some clients include: Society of Human Resource Management Association, Medical Group Management Association, Million Dollar Round Table, International Society of Association Executives and Johns Hopkins Medical Center. She is involved with the National Speakers Association (NSA) in several capacities and was the 2007- 08 President of the NSA-KC Chapter. Candy graduated Cum Laude from Missouri Western State University and earned her Master’s in Management at the University of Phoenix. She is an author of several books and DVDs and her top selling book is It Takes 4 to Tango

In It Takes 4 To Tango, Candy has two meanings when it comes to her "4′′. The first meaning... she will take you through her 4 C’s of Leadership which are the importance of ConfidenceCommunicationCreativity and Change in the workplace, the second meaning... you will go on a brilliant exploration of personality styles that will make you think, laugh, even dance...and recognize your true self and others. This is NOT the Myers Briggs Personality Indicator, this is NOT the DISC test or even True Colors...Candy gets participants up and out of their seats and networking with other...ANIMALS who are just like them! You’ll also learn to overcome personality differences that lead to problems like communication breakdown, negotiation letdown, and delegation fall-down by learning the secrets to connecting and partnering with other personality styles. Candy believes we need to “Treat people like THEY want to be treated and we need to recognize that people are not difficult, they are just different.” 

Conference Schedule

Thursday November 7th  

12:00-12:45: Registration
12:45-1:00: Opening Remarks
1:00-2:15: Keynote- Tricia Tamkin and Jason Thibeault: "7 Ways Recruiting is Just Like Dating"
2:15-3:30: Breakout Sessions
Tricia Tamkin and Jason Thibeault: "The Unsolicited Dipstick- Business Development"
Tony Sorensen: "Growing Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn"
3:30-3:45: Break
3:45-5:00: Breakout Sessions
"Playing the Field" – Sourcing with Tricia Tamkin and Jason Thibeault
Round Table
5:15-6:00: Happy Hour Reception at hotel
6:30-7:30: Dinner at hotel

 

Friday November 8th 

8:00-9:00: Breakfast
9:00-10:30: Keynote- Paul Siker: “Creating the “Wow!” Factor” – Conveying Your Client’s Compelling Story to Candidates”
10:30-10:40: Break
10:40-12:00: Breakout Sessions
Brad Smith: "The 4 Pillars of Recruitment Marketing"
Round Table
12:00-1:00: Lunch
1:00-2:30: Breakout Sessions
Brad Smith: “Employment Branding for Staffing Companies – Getting Candidates to Want to Work for You”
Paul Siker: “Going Old School – The Art & Science of Making Every Call a Great Call”
2:30-3:30: Closing Keynote- Candy Whirley: “Emotional Intelligence: Know ‘em, Manage ‘em, Choose ‘em”

 

 

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