Theme: THiNK Forward: adapt to a dynamic workplace
The staffing and recruiting industry has seen extraordinary growth in the last couple of years. A slow recovery in the economy has provided the industry with an opportunity to expand and provide flexibility for business owners using contract employees at all levels. In addition, the labor force participation rate is currently at its lowest level since the 1970’s. In 2003, 82% of the workforce was Baby Boomers. In just 10 years, the number has shrunk to just 66%. Now, 34% of the workforce is millennials. The result is a very dynamic workplace. Our Spring conference will provide a dialog on these issues, highlighting changes in the workforce, offering solutions on how to best communicate internally and with our customers and other helpful strategies to adapt to the future.
Some questions to think about:
Where are all the workers?
Are you noticing the dramatic shifts at your company, with your clients and prospects?
How is communication changing internally and externally with staff and clients?
Are you maximizing your relationships with your clients who want more, faster, better, cheaper?
What are innovations around the world that will streamline staffing?
Are you and your staff presenting your company in a prepared and professional manner?
It is critical for industry professionals to understand trends, strategic issues, perceptions and challenges in the future. Make sure that you, your managers and team members have the tools you need to reach your maximum potential.
VP of Franchising for Express Employment Professionals Where have all the Workers Gone?.. the not so future workplace Learn the dynamics that drive how the workplace is structured and how supply and demand enter into the equation. Hear strategies from around the world that may revolutionize staffing using technology. Discuss and explore where all the workers have gone. David is a bestselling author of “The Emerging Leaders: Eight Lessons for Life in Leadership.” He has been named one of the “100 Most Influential People in the Industry by Staffing Industry Analysts.”
Kit Welchin, Welchin Communication Strategies Leading a Multi-Generational Workplace Your internal and external workforce are undergoing great shifts. Communication is critical to implementation of business plans and selling new contracts. Kit walks through key factors that help all workers enhance communication for better outcomes. Kit purchased his first manufacturing company at age 21 and was CEO and Chairman of the Board for three companies in three states by the age of 26. He is an instructor at MNSCU and a member of the National Speakers Association. He holds a B.S. and M.A. in Speech Communication and Business.
Liz Taylor, Etiquette Principles Your Visual Resume
Polishing your visual resume will help create a strong first impression which will enhance personal and professional opportunities. We will discuss how Image, Body Language, Introductions and your level of Confidence create your Brand! Strong etiquette skills and confidence are an expectation in today's competitive society and workplace. Etiquette Principles will help create awareness that will give you the competitive edge.
Liz is the nation’s leading business etiquette expert. Her job is to help companies and their employees succeed. Using her passion for public speaking paired with her gifted sales ability, Liz founded Etiquette Principles, a premier business consulting firm, to refine polish, civility and confidence in the workplace. Taylor has won numerous sales contests and awards including Presidents, Chairman’s Club and Client Referral awards. She was also trained by The Emily Post Institute. She is bubbling with enthusiasm and passion that is contagious to the clients she works with.
7:15 am - Registration and Vendor Showcase
7:30 am - Continental Breakfast Buffet Opens
8:15 am -David Lewis, Express Employment Professionals
9:15 am - Q & A
9:30 am - Break and Vendor Showcase
9:45 am - Kit Welchin, Welchin Communication
10:45 am - Break and Vendor Showcase
11:00 am - Liz Taylor, Etiquette Principles
11:45 am - Vendor Showcase
12:00 am - End
Lost Spur Golf and Event Center
2750 Sibley Memorial Hwy
Eagan, MN 55121