Upcoming events

Serving Staffing and Recruiting Professionals


    • Wednesday, June 15, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Webinar


    FREE to OSSA Members

    $25 for Non-Member Guests 

    Submitted for 1.0 CE Credit Hours, ASA, NAPS, SHRM


    If search and staffing skills and techniques are the tools of our industry, the engine that runs them is Emotional Intelligence or EQ. EQ has been defined as “the ability to monitor one’s own and other people’s emotions, to discriminate between different emotions, and label them appropriately, and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior.”

    This session is designed to start to equip you with tools and trust-based behaviors to drive greater awareness of yourself and of others, including candidates, clients, and your own team mates. Why is this so essential? 92% of all professional and personal failures are EQ based. Everyone has their own unique approach and style, but there will be times when we need to adjust that style to suit the client, the candidate and even individual team members.  This is not an easy task.

    Emotional Intelligence takes you on a journey to a clearer understanding of how you and your team become more unified by being more emotionally aware. The results are increased buy-in from clients, candidates and team members, greater accountability, and a deeper understanding of not just important work – but important people doing important work. Moreover, these attributes of Emotional Intelligence will enable you to better influence others who do not directly report to you including clients and candidates. 

    Participants will be able to answer these critical questions:

    • How Do I Develop Self Awareness and Challenge My Paradigms?
    • What Are Blind Spots in Judgement and How Do We Recognize Them?
    • How Do We Begin to Build Trust Based Behaviors?
    • How Can I Better Manage My Priorities vs Others’ Priorities?
    • Are My Over Extended Behaviors Limiting Me?


    Rob is a Managing Partner for Next Level Exchange, a global learning collaborative dedicated to the Executive Search and Staffing Industry. Rob comes from MRINetwork™ Corporate where he served as the Chief Learning Officer, responsible for all training and sales development of more than 1,100 offices worldwide.

    Previously Rob was with the Acclivus Corporation, an international performance development company. He has facilitated the Acclivus curriculum on six continents and is part of the Acclivus team responsible for global relationships with companies as diverse as Dell Inc., Accenture, Hitachi Vantara, KPMG Consulting, NASDAQ, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Marsh & McLennan, Recruit Holdings Ltd, Japan, FiServ, Shell Energy, and Comcast/NBC Universal. Rob is currently a licensed master facilitator for Acclivus Train the Trainer programs worldwide.

    Rob’s knowledge of the Executive Search and Staffing industries comes from 12 years with both Merritt Hawkins and Associates, and its subsidiary Staffcare, all now part of AMN Healthcare. Rob served as Vice President of Corporate Business Development.

    He is a licensed facilitator for Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and Patrick Lencioni’s The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Rob holds master certifications in Consultative Selling, Performance Coaching, Advanced Sales Negotiation, Team Effectiveness, and Major Account Planning & Strategy. Additionally, Rob is a licensed practitioner for Lumina Learning, a global psychometric suite of development tools specializing in organizational transformation.

    • Wednesday, June 29, 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Webinar


    FREE to OSSA Members

    $25 for Non-Member Guests 


    Learn how to stay ahead of the competition! 

    In today’s competitive job market, keeping candidates engaged with your brand and moving through the hiring process quickly is imperative to ensure they start their position and generate revenue. As the workforce grows younger and more tech-savvy, candidates expect employers to offer a high-tech experience. Your investment in recruiting a candidate is jeopardized by sending them through a clunky, outdated onboarding process. A poor candidate experience will create the perfect opportunity for your competition to swoop in and lure the candidate away.


    Ben Olson, Founder & CEO | Essium Onboarding Software for Staffing Companies

    Ben is CEO and Founder of Essium, makers of Xenqu - an onboarding software for staffing companies. As a software engineer with decades of experience within the staffing industry, Ben leverages his problem-solving skills to innovate cutting-edge solutions to the unique problems staffing companies experience with their onboarding processes.

    • Wednesday, July 27, 2022
    • 5:30 PM
    • Friday, July 29, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake


    Brian Blasko, Speaker-Author-Fun Guy

    Richard Rosner, The Staffing Shark

    Toby Malara , American Staffing Association

    Leslie Kahn, Alto HealthCare Staffing

    Tom Erb, Tallann Resources


    REBOOT - OSSA MEMBER - $225 through May 13th

    REFOCUS - OSSA MEMBER - $250 through June 3rd

    REENERGIZE - OSSA MEMBER - $400 through July 8th 

    NON MEMBER RATE - $425 through July 8th 


    Wednesday, July 27th Conference Meet and Greet @5:30pm
    Thursday, July 28th Breakfast 7:00 AM to 8:30 am
    Thursday, July  28th Conference Kickoff/Day 1 Sessions @ 8:45 am
    Thursday, July 28th Conference Mixer 3:30pm to 5:00 pm
    Thursday, July 28th Conference Dinner 6:30 pm

    Friday, July 29th Breakfast 7:30 am to 8:30 am

    Friday, July 29th Day 2 Sessions 8:00 am to 12:00 pm


      Directions for reserving your accommodations within our room block will be emailed to attendees following registration.  Sponsors can  contact Jeanne Hoffman at the email below for the special promo code.  Please note rooms sold out in 2021.  Make your reservations as soon as possible.

      Need to register multiple attendees from your company? 

      Feel free to contact Jeanne Hoffman at executivedirector@ohiostaffing.net for assistance.

      Cancellation Policy:

      No cancellations will be accepted after June 24th.  If a balance is owed on the account and registration has not been cancelled, the balance owed will be due.  

    Past events

    Wednesday, May 11, 2022 The Steps You Should Take to Stay ACA Compliant When Reporting to the IRS
    Wednesday, April 13, 2022 What Employers Need to Know About Employee Benefit Plans
    Wednesday, March 16, 2022 Information Technology Services
    Wednesday, February 09, 2022 M&A Market Trends in Staffing and Best Practices for Due Diligence
    Wednesday, December 15, 2021 Toys For Tots OSSA/Columbus Recruits Happy Hour
    Wednesday, December 08, 2021 Biden’s New Tax Law Changes–What’s New?
    Wednesday, November 10, 2021 Digital Transformation: Disruption With a Purpose
    Wednesday, October 13, 2021 It's a new cyberworld. Is your staffing company prepared?
    Wednesday, September 08, 2021 Succession Planning & M&A Strategies with UHY
    Monday, July 12, 2021 Evolving Through Mindful Change 2021 OSSA Annual Conference
    Tuesday, May 04, 2021 Explosive Growth – Are you Ready?
    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 Guiding Suggestions and Responding To Resistance
    Wednesday, March 10, 2021 2021 Legal Update
    Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Guiding Suggestions and Responding To Resistance
    Wednesday, February 10, 2021 5 Messaging Mistakes You Must Fix Today In Your Recruiting & Staffing Business
    Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Upgrade Your Internal Training and Development and Impact Your Bottom Line
    Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Diversity & Inclusion: An Informal Conversation
    Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Talent Acquisition Navigation of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace (SEP WEBINAR)
    Thursday, September 24, 2020 Midwest Staffing Owners and Executives Symposium
    Tuesday, September 15, 2020 OSSA Cleveland Regional Brown Bag
    Tuesday, September 01, 2020 Ohio BWC presents: Temporary Workers: Health and Safety Issues for Staffing Companies
    Wednesday, June 24, 2020 20/20 Vision For a New Decade
    Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10 Innovative Ways to Fill Your Talent Pool Now! (MAY Webinar)
    Thursday, May 14, 2020 OSSA Virtual Brown Bag
    Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Steering Your Ohio Workers’ Comp Ship: OSSA APR Webinar
    Thursday, April 16, 2020 ASA Webinar: Maintain Powerful Relationships in a Global Pandemic
    Wednesday, April 08, 2020 CANCELLED NW OH Regional OSSA Seminar
    Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Virtual Brown Bag - Navigating the Current Crisis
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Work Opportunity Tax Credit: OSSA MAR Webinar
    Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Sourcing Tips and Other Recruitment Geekery: OSSA FEB Webinar
    Wednesday, December 18, 2019 Holiday Happy Hour and Toy Drive
    Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Exploring Non-Competes, Restrictive Covenants and Employment Agreements - OCT WEBINAR
    Tuesday, October 15, 2019 ASA Staffing World 2019
    Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Overcoming the Barriers to Growth: OSSA August Webinar
    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 2019 OSSA Annual Conference: What's Next?
    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Time Management for Staffing Professionals: OSSA April Webinar
    Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Work Opportunity Tax Credit: OSSA March Webinar
    Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Recruiting and Retaining Top Employees in a Tight Labor Market: OSSA February Webinar
    Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Internet Sourcing Tips for Free: OSSA January Webinar
    Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Holiday Happy Hour!
    Wednesday, December 19, 2018 2018 End of Year Accounting and Tax Issues : OSSA December Webinar
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 OSSA November Webinar:Addressing Issues Before They Become Elephants in the Room: Mammoth Complications in Compensation
    Sunday, November 04, 2018 NAPS 2018 National Conference
    Tuesday, October 16, 2018 ASA Staffing World 2018
    Tuesday, September 25, 2018 ISSA Midwest Owners and Executives Symposium
    Wednesday, July 11, 2018 2018 OSSA Annual Conference: Securing Your Treasure
    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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