The theme park capital of the world turns into the staffing industry capital this week as Staffing World, the largest, most comprehensive staffing convention in the country opens in Orlando. If you are one of the thousands of staffing executives and leaders coming to this can't-miss industry event, here is a short list of things you shouldn't miss while you are there.
Opening Keynote Erik Wahl will educate us on how to make our companies more creative, innovative and profitable. The graffiti artist and author wrote the best-selling business book, UNTHINK, and it has been hailed as the blueprint to unlock corporate creativity. Not your typical staffing speech at all.
If all that unthinking makes you thirsty - or hungry - head to Siro Restaurant in the lobby level of the Marriott World Center for a TempWorks Happy Hour. We have the whole place reserved and will be happy to host you for a couple of hours of drinks and apps (the kind you eat that is). It's one night only, October 8, from 7 to 9:30 pm. Bring a friend or make some new ones.
Everyone loves to hear success stories, lessons learned, and best practices from industry colleagues, so we look forward to the Section Forums, open discussions on staffing sector-specific issues, Wednesday, from 11:45 - 1:00.
Every staffing company owner we know is both excited - and nervous - about the opportunities and challenges the Affordable Care Act represents. So we will be in the room Thursday, from 9:00 - 10:45, for the panel discussion Staffing Firms and the ACA: Now Is Not the Time to Do Nothing. It will be facilitated by Edward A. Lenz, Esq., senior counsel, American Staffing Association.
And last, but certainly not least, no Staffing World experience would be complete without a visit to the Largest Staffing Industry Expo Anywhere. Hear about the latest products and services you can use to hone your company's competitive edge. Test drive, do some comparison shopping and maybe even make some deals. And when you do come to the show floor, be sure to stop by the TempWorks booth at #525, We're right smack dab in the middle of the show floor, just adjacent to ASA Central.
If you have anything you always like to include in your must-do list, let us know and we'll be sure to add it. Safe travels and enjoy the show!