Upcoming events

Serving Staffing and Recruiting Professionals


    • Wednesday, April 08, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Wholehan Conference Room 2720 Centennial Rd Toledo, OH 43617
    • 31

    Free for OSSA members and guests of V+A

    $30 for Non members

    • Wednesday, April 22, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Webinar


    FREE to OSSA Members and Guests of V+A

    $25 for Non-Member Guests 

    Presented by:

    • Wednesday, May 27, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Webinar


    Applicants are way down, interview no shows are way up, and candidate fall-off rates are higher than they’ve ever been. But rather than continuing to beat our heads against a wall spending more time on activities that aren’t yielding results, we need to first understand what is truly driving these trends, and then adapt our approach to maximize our results. The good news is that demand for staffing has never been greater. The GREAT news is that your competitors are really struggling for talent too, so by thinking and acting differently you can capitalize on this labor shortage!

    In this session, industry expert Tom Erb will share with you 10 ways that you can dramatically and quickly increase your talent pool. Takeaways from this session include:

    • A greater understanding of the factors at work in the current labor shortage, and valuable insight into the candidate decision-making process
    •  A fundamental shift in mindset on how you should be approaching recruiting
    • 10 practical, yet highly effective ways to increase your talent pool immediately and for the long term


    Tom Erb is President of Tallann Resources and a board member with OSSA. With a career spanning more than 25 years, Tom Erb has established himself as one of the staffing and recruiting industry’s top subject matter experts.

    As an executive for two of the largest staffing and recruiting companies, Tom has worked with some of the most recognizable and well-respected companies in the world to help optimize their workforce strategy. As a consultant, trainer, and speaker to the staffing and recruiting industry, Tom has helped hundreds of firms create and execute sales and recruiting strategies to grow their business.

    Tom is a former president of the Ohio Staffing and Search Association and the Human Resources Association of Central Ohio. He currently serves as Chairman of the board for the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS) and on ASA’s Professional Managerial Section Council. Tom is a Certified Staffing Professional (CSP) and Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC).


    FREE to OSSA Members

    $25 for Non-Member Guests 

    Presented by: 

    • Tuesday, June 23, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Thursday, June 25, 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Niagara Event Center, 71 Concord Ave, Put-In-Bay, OH 43456

    Join us as we focus on the tools and strategies necessary for building your teams, growing your business and developing 2020 vision for the new decade!

    Gain insight from International Peak Performance Speaker Jen Groover about how to get more of everything you want out of life through "THE MORE METHOD" by mastering beliefs and physiological state, understanding the power of perspective, elevating your relationships, and understanding the expansiveness of your potential in all aspects of life. Some of Jen's accomplishments include 

    • Named a leading “Serial Entrepreneur" by Entrepreneur Magazine.
    • Ranked #8 by SAP in the Top 51 Influencers of Human Potential.
    • UN delegate to first ever Global Accelerator for the Global Entrepreneurs Council.
    • Top business and lifestyle contributor and content creator for major television networks: ABC, CBS, CNBC, NBC, Fox News, Fox Business News and The CW.

    Learn about “Creating The ‘WOW!’ Factor” - Maximizing Candidate & Client Engagement Using Value-Added Employment & Talent Branding Strategies" with Advanced Recruiting Trends Founder and CEO Paul Siker.  In addition to starting a talent acquisition and recruitment training consultancy, Paul also serves as a Managing Partner of The Artisan Group, an executive search and staff augmentation firm. He has spoken at NAPS and ASA events throughout the country.

    Understand the importance of building relationships and solving problems with Trainer, Speaker, and Consultant Rachel Modrak in her session "You've Lost That Loving Feeling." She will examine the parallels to our behavior in our personal relationships to those with our customer relationships. You will acquire the tools to keep the romance alive, customer and employee retention strategies, effective communication tactics and tips for creating partnerships with customers and employees.

    Examine the Benefits of EOS as Derek Pittak,  Founder & Professional EOS Implementer facilitates a panel discussion of firms who have implemented Entrepreneurial Operating Systems in order to get what they want from their businesses.


    OSSA Members

    • EARLIEST EarlyBird $200 through March 31 (BEST DEAL!)
    • EarlyBird $225 though April 30
    • Regular Pricing $275 May 1 through June 5


    • EarlyBird $300 through April 30
    • Regular Pricing $375 May 1 through June 5

    Click HERE for Island accommodations information.

    Ferry service to the island is available via Miller Ferries  or Jet Express.

    Interested in becoming a sponsor?  Click HERE for sponsor information.

    No refunds will be given for cancelled registrations after Friday, May 31, 2020.

Past events

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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