RMG Staffing was honored and privileged to have attended the 2019 Midwest Staffing Conference held between the dates of May 22 and the 23 at Hyatt Regency in Schaumburg, IL. As many as 420 staffing and recruiting professionals from across the country gathered together to inform, network and inspire each other. The conference featured 10 speakers who gave inspirational speeches concerning the industry. In additional, the event included 17 dynamic presentations that gave tremendous insight, breakout sessions and 23 unique vendor and sponsors.
Some of the presentations focused on branding, recruitment marketing, and a particular segment dealt with the recruitment of millennials. The first afternoon ended with “Recruiting Centric Super Roundtables,” where attendees were able to ask speakers about the issues the industry is currently facing. The night ended on CityWorks’ outdoor patio. Sponsored by Automated Business Designs, guests were able to relax, mingle and network. As a sign that staffing professionals know how to host events savoring dishes, refreshing beverages which included 90 crafts beers and friendly rounds of a game called Bocce Ball were also included in the festive night.
The second and final day began with an amazing video presentation called “Unleash their Greatness!” Keynote speaker, Scott Wintrip, then got on stage and unleashed his greatness with his own presentation called, “Just in Time Talent. Have the Candidates Your Clients Need Right When They Need Them.” A talented speaker, Mr. Wintrip engaged the audience with his opening dance, “The Hiring Shuffle.” By the end of the presentation, everyone was out of their seats doing the ‘hiring shuffle.’
During his keynote speech, Mr. Wintrip discussed the changing dynamics in today’s competitive marketplace and how to navigate through them in order to meet the needs of customers quickly, while growing profits. Concluding segments of the conference included workshop sessions and other presentations that had to do with fixing candidate ghosting problems, negotiating tactics and demands, and developing performance-oriented cultures. Lastly, the 2019 Midwest Staffing Conference wrapped up with the exciting vendor raffle drawing where attendees won some amazing prizes.
“The Midwest Staffing Conference was a great experience that brought so much more value to what we do here in South Florida,” President and CEO of RMG Staffing Ricardo Michelangeli says. “Not only did it provide us with great insight to improving our particular business and improve our relationships with our clients, the conference also gave us the chance to interact with other leading professionals who continue to make our industry an exciting place to be in.”