Wednesday, July 11, 2018 6:00 PM • Put-In-Bay Ohio

About us

The Ohio Staffing and Search Association is THE resource for the staffing industry in Ohio and surrounding regions. The Association provides valuable information, support and benefits that empower staffing firms to manage and grow their business.

OSSA is the state chapter of the American Staffing Association (ASA) and an affiliate of the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS).

OSSA serves as the voice of our industry in Ohio to communicate industry matters to association members, legislative leaders, regulators, the news media, and the general public.

Become a Member

Standard membership is open to any staffing or recruitment company doing business in Ohio. Members include direct hire, temporary staffing, and blended service companies.

Associate membership is open to business partners to the staffing and recruiting industry.

Both memberships are company rather than individual.

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, July 11, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Friday, July 13, 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Put-In-Bay Ohio

    The Ohio Staffing and Search Association 

    2018 Annual Conference


    Your company has a lot of treasure -- human capital, financial assets, data and a lot more. Join us for this fun and informative conference as we learn how to secure (and grow!) staffing and recruiting treasure! Conference highlights include:

    Selfies for Success with keynote Marvin Montgomery, Professional Sales Trainer, Author & Coach. 

    In this interactive session, Marvin will help us:

    • Learn what we have to take full responsibility for ourselves
    • Identify specific selfies that are an opportunity for improvement
    • Identify the negative selfies that can be harmful
    • Explore five specific areas that we can control ourselves
    • Brainstorm negative selfies to stay away from

    How to Become a Trusted Advisor with Marvin Montgomery

    You only have seconds to begin reversing the negative stigma that a potential customer has about you which means the initial approach that you use is crucial. Remember that people buy from people who they Know, Like and Trust.  In Marvin's second session, we will learn:

    • The Two Rules of Customer Engagement
    • The Benefits that are gained by using this approach
    • The importance of Actively Listening so you can immediately remove the client’s negative perception and start to Become A Trusted Advisor

    Smart Marketing Ideas: Insights to Strategically Attract, Engage and Convert More Job Seekers and Clients with David Searns, Haley Marketing

    Is your staffing company’s marketing STRATEGIC, MEASURABLE and based on ANALYTICS?  In staffing, great marketing isn’t about spending more…it’s about getting more ROI from the money you spend. In this presentation, David Searns, CEO of Haley Marketing, will show you the big trends going on in marketing and what they mean for staffing and recruiting companies.

    Buckle up…and get ready for lots of ideas to dominate the web, differentiate your services, radically improve your recruiting, and fill more of your open job orders.

    In this workshop, you’ll discover:

    • 5 essential upgrades for your website
    • 6 trends in SEO…and one thing you MUST start doing
    • 7 strategies to make your content marketing work better
    • The latest insights on using social media for sales and recruiting

    Attract, Retain and Motivate Internal Talent presented by Kim Whiteley and Robin Mee, Mee Derby & Company

    "What is keeping you up at night"? Most staffing executives say that hiring internal staff - and that is their biggest impediment to growth. Join the conversation and hear from industry experts, staffing companies across the country, along with your colleagues as we share and brainstorm on innovative ideas to attract, retain and motivate your internal teams.

      Addtional Confernece Topics Include:

      Time Management for Recruiters with Tom Erb, Tallann Resources

      Cybersecurity with Jerry Grady, UHY, LLP Certified Public Accountants

      Claims Management for Staffing Companies with Corey Lambrecht, V&A Risk Services

      Industry Udpates with Adam Russ, Frantz Ward, LLP Attorneys at Law

      Want to attend as a SPONSOR? EMAIL Jeanne Hoffman at To view sponsorship options, CLICK HERE!

      OSSA has reserved a block of rooms until June 10 at the Islander Inn & Niagara Conference Center at a special price of $139 + tax.  Be sure to mention the OSSA Conference when reserving your room.

      Also be sure to check out the ferry schedules for Miller Boatline and Jet Express.

      Member: $225 for first registration then $200 per person from same company

      Non-Member: $350 per person

      Check back soon for our conference schedule and updates!

    Past events

    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 The Changing Value Prop of Recruiting
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Navigating the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: A Primer on 2018 Law
    Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Data Security: Your Risk, Responsibility & Ways to Protect Your Data
    Tuesday, December 05, 2017 Ohio Recruiters Association - ONLINE MASTERCLASS - FALL SERIES
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Employee Handbooks – The Key Ingredients
    Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Unemployment Claims & the Impact on an Employer’s Bottom Line
    Thursday, September 28, 2017 ISSA Midwest Owners and Executives Retreat
    Wednesday, August 30, 2017 11 Excellent Questions Direct Hire Recruiters Ask About Contracting
    Thursday, June 22, 2017 OSSA Sponsorships 2017 Conference
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 OSSA Annual Conference -- Staffing Survival 2017
    Thursday, April 27, 2017 OSSA Happy Hour
    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Ohio State Fund Workers’ Comp Update
    Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Cybersecurity -A Matter of "Not if But When"
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Implementing and Executing a Highly Effective Sales Process
    Wednesday, January 25, 2017 9 Simple Steps to a Contract Placement
    Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Potential Impact of the Incoming Administration
    Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Staffing World 2016
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 All Hands On Deck! - 2016 OSSA Annual Conference
    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Informational Webinar
    Thursday, March 24, 2016 Legislative Update & Networking Event - Central Ohio
    Thursday, February 18, 2016 OSSA NW Ohio Regional Seminar
    Thursday, July 16, 2015 Jingle in July

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