2019 OSSA Annual Conference: What's Next? Looking to the Next Horizon in Staffing

  • Wednesday, June 19, 2019
  • 5:00 PM
  • Friday, June 21, 2019
  • 12:00 PM
  • Put-In-Bay Ohio


  • Member rate good through March 18.
  • For NAPS Members who are not OSSA Members
  • This is for non-members only. If you are a member of OSSA, please log in to your profile before registering to get member discount.
  • Contact Jeanne Hoffman at executivedirector@ohiostaffing.net to attend as a sponsor.
  • This option is for members of WASS.


Candidate interviews, work orders, placement calls, replacement calls, sales calls, follow-up calls, orientation, timesheets, trouble-shooting. Accounts payable and receivable, payroll, reports. The list is long in our day-to-day staffing and recruiting responsibilities.

But it is equally important to our business success to take time to think about what’s next. What will candidates look like in the future, how can I protect my business, what will continue to motivate staff to grow business and how do we keep up with ever-changing technology! Together, let us look ahead to the next horizon in staffing.

Just a few of this year's speakers and topics include:

SPEAKER: Jeff Butler, Speaker, Author and International Consultant

Jeff helps organizations improve their retention of millennial employees. A native Californian and raised in Silicon Valley with both parents as startup founders, Jeff has spent his entire life during the highest pattern of employee turnover in recorded history. Graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in Computer Science, Jeff experienced the competition and challenges of recruiting, attracting, and retaining top talent first hand.

Unlike other experts on millennials, Jeff has been in the trenches of what it means to be a millennial and what it takes to retain and keep them engaged. With Jeff ‘s versatile background, he has helped fortune 500 companies and thousands of professionals across the United States – in addition to appearing on TEDx in both 2016 and 2017.

TOPIC: Be a Millennial Magnet: How to Retain, Lead and Engage the Millennial Workforce

Recently, the Millennial generation took the stage as the largest generation in the U.S. workforce and that calls for the need to implement effective Millennial retention strategies. Millennials (Generation Y), born between 1981 to 2000, are your current and future leaders and this entitlement among Millennials is all set to bring tremendous changes, innovations and opportunities across industries.

In this program you will hear up-to-the-minute data and case studies. Jeff  will help you understand your organization’s millennials better. This program covers end-to-end Millennial employee lifecycle including hiring, managing and retaining. Each segment of the cycle will have both high-level theories as well as tactical Millennial retention strategies that you can begin implementing immediately after the program. In this session you will:
  • Discover the 3 phases of millennial recruitment – attention, interest, commitment
  • How to create an enticing message to attract a millennial’s attention
  • Uncover best practices of managing and retaining employees who are impatient, unmotivated and entitled
  • Learn tactical strategies for managing remote teams

SPEAKER: Marvin Montgomery, The Sales Doctor

For more than 30 years, Marvin Montgomery has earned widespread national recognition and praise for his informative, practical and stimulating programs that reflect his basic philosophy: “Preparation and practice are the keys to sales success.”

Marvin began his career with one of the nation’s largest jewelry chains and worked his way up to the director of sales position. It was here that Marvin began refining his approach to training. In total he trained more than 1,200 associates in 95 stores during his time with the organization.Since that time, Marvin’s captivating presentations have assisted hundreds of organizations to meet or exceed their sales goals using his training programs.

Many of Marvin’s clients have said that getting “Marvinized” has truly made a difference in their company and Marvin has become a mandatory part of company training.

TOPIC: Attitude is Everything to Accomplish “What’s Next?”

There are so many times in life that we sit back and wait for good things to come our way. It’s inevitable that storms will come into our lives and there is nothing you can do to prevent most of them. They could be Health, Finances or Business related.

During this motivating presentation you will learn seven ways to maintain and sustain a Positive Attitude so we can move to “What’s Next?” In this session we will

  • Understand how Attitude can have a positive on “What’s Next?”
  • Learn that Attitude is a choice and how to control it
  • Learn how to respond and not react
  • Learn how to manage your stress
  • Learn how to sustain a Positive Attitude
SPEAKER: John A. Thomas, Professional Staffing Field Consultant, Express Employment Professionals

With more than 30 years of staffing industry experience, John Thomas, CSP, CTS, CSC, is an expert in talent acquisition, strategic hiring processes, organizational development, and business trends. He is recognized as a nationally acclaimed staffing industry leader and a highly sought-after national speaker and trainer.  Thomas is a Professional Staffing Field Consultant at Express Employment Professionals where he assists franchisees with growing their businesses. He is a master at locating talent and providing training, tools, techniques, coaching, and onsite support across the vast network of Express franchise locations in the United States, Canada, and South Africa.

Thomas has presented to audiences in 40 states and has spoken internationally to groups as large as 5,000. His speaking engagements include presentations for American Staffing Association, National Association of Professional Staffing, Society for Human Resource Management, State and local Chambers, large and small organizations, and not-for-profit organizations!

TOPIC: Uncover the Candidate’s Hidden Talent

Uncovering a candidate’s hidden talent takes more than just cyber watching and social media stocking. It takes a through interview process to get inside the candidate and find out who they really are as a person. In this session we will talk about:
  • What companies are looking for in a candidate
  • The four primary types of interviews
  • Taking a job order for a better interview
  • Conducting the interview
  • behavioral based questions
Reserve your room through May 17, 2019 at The Islander for the special conference rate of $139 + tax. Mention the OSSA Conference at the time of registration.  Call (419) 285-7829.

Want to attend as a SPONSOR or have additional  questions? 

Contact Executive Director Jeanne Hoffman at executivedirector@ohiostaffing.net or (614) 746-3604. View Sponsor Opportunities HERE.

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