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    • Thu, November 07, 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Fri, November 08, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • St. Louis

    The MKSSA Annual Conference is an educational opportunity for the search, recruiting and staffing industry.  Join 100+ attendees in St. Louis, Missouri for a staffing and recruiting event you don't want to miss!

    Each year we create a conference with exceptional speakers to inspire you and breakout sessions to cover hot-topics in our industry.  There will be opportunities for you to make new contacts, collaborate with your industry peers, and interact with Industry Partners to see new tools and services to grow your business! Our nationally recognized keynote speakers this year are Paul Siker, Tricia Tamkin and Jason Thibeault.

    $289 (when registering 1-3 attendees)
    $259 (when registering 4 + attendees)
    Non Members:
    Non Member Special- MKSSA Annual Membership and Conference Registration:

    CLICK HERE to register.  Space is limited; please register early. Registration deadline is October 24, 2019.

    Clayton Plaza Hotel
    7750 Carondelet Avenue 
    Clayton,MO 63105
    (314) 726-5400
    MKSSA Room Rate: $124
    You can book online at www.cpclayton.com or call toll-free 1-407-992-7957 to make reservations. In order to be included in the MKSSA block you must make your reservations by  October 16, 2019 and use the code 2019MKSSA.

    Hear from the industry experts:

    Paul Siker 

    With over twenty-five years of talent acquisition experience, Paul Siker is the Founder and CEO of Advanced Recruiting Trends, a talent acquisition and recruitment training consultancy.  He is also Managing Partner of The Artisan Group, an executive search and staff augmentation firm.

    Previously, Paul served as an Officer, Partner, and Senior Executive Search Consultant at The Guild Corporation, an undisputed leader in the Washington, D.C. technology recruitment marketplace.  Following the sale of The Guild Corporation, to TMP Worldwide (Parent to Monster.com), Paul launched Advanced Recruiting Trends and created the “High Impact Recruiting” training program, which is grounded in consultative and proactive recruiting strategies and methodologies.

    Paul has successfully executed countless recruiting engagements on a contingent, retained, and contract placement basis.  In his career, he has assisted client organizations across the U.S. in identifying, engaging, and on-boarding mission critical talent at the individual contributor, managerial, and executive officer levels.  

    Paul is a frequent presenter at major recruiting conferences, and he regularly consults to both domestic and international clients that are seeking to implement optimized talent acquisition, and staff retention best practices. His clients are comprised of a blend of companies that range from Fortune 500 firms to small enterprises.

    Paul received a B.A. in Political Science from Wittenberg University and holds the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS) CPC (Certified Personnel Consultant) designation.  In 2007, Paul released his first book, “Proactive Recruiting In A War For Talent Economy.”

    Tricia Tamkin

    Tricia has started eight successful companies, one of which she has been running since phones had cords. Among the Executive Search community she has been known for years and quoted in multiple magazines, trade journals and even other trainers and career coaches. In the 1990s she started combining Boolean logic and search strings with strong phone techniques and became a very successful recruiter, when most in her industry still didn’t have a computer on their desk. Her deep experience in business over the last 20 years enables her to see the big picture for virtually anyone’s needs. She’ll offer you counsel in a way that is perspective changing and entertaining, and always focused on your results.

    Jason Thibeault

    Jason started teaching logic in college, due to what he suspects was a prank from his professor. Twenty years later, he still does that. Along the way he’s been a USAF officer, manufacturing plant manager, and now recruits and trains with Moore eSSentials. With his downtime, Jason is working on his second degree Black Belt, is a published horror author, and solves mysteries with his Great Dane. 

    He has been called Batman, Ninja, Wizard, Pirate, Rocket Scientist, Genius, Professor, (Space) Cowboy, Philosopher, and The Most Interesting Man alive – some of these even by other people. When he isn’t dreaming up epithets for himself, he has built a reputation as one of the most truly gifted headhunters in the country. His specialty is getting into the mind of his prospect and finding where they could be hiding. 

    Brad Smith

    Brad Smith, is the Director of SEO and Social Media at Haley Marketing, the nation’s largest marketing firm dedicated to servicing the staffing and recruiting industry.  Brad has over 16 years of experience in the staffing and recruiting industry helping organizations develop and implement strategic marketing plans.  

    As a Certified Inbound Marketing Specialist, Brad has helped over 250 staffing and recruiting companies with website development, search engine optimization, blogging and social media marketing.  

    Tony Sorensen

    As one of the leading search and consulting experts in the United States, Tony has built a reputation for his valuable insight and strategic advice on recruiting strategy, becoming a thought leader, growing brands through digital marketing and inbound, and social engagement. Tony Sorensen is a 20-year veteran of the recruiting Industry. And as the CEO and Founder of Versique, he is responsible for all aspects of the business.

    Tony believes in investing in employees to build and grow a business that is forward thinking and can achieve sustainable growth that is rewarding for everyone involved. Tony is active in the Minneapolis community and enjoys contributing by sitting on the board of Medina Country Club. Tony has been recognized by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as a 40 Under 40 award winner, and is a member of CEO Roundtable, a peer-to-peer membership organization for CEO’s and business leaders.

    Candy Whirley

    Candy brings ‘real world’ experience from many industries including: training, retail, customer service, restaurant, entertainment, management, youth ministry and business owner. Candy speaks professionally, nationally and internationally.  She has owned SBG Services, LLC for 19 years, some clients include: Society of Human Resource Management Association, Medical Group Management Association, Million Dollar Round Table, International Society of Association Executives and Johns Hopkins Medical Center. She is involved with the National Speakers Association (NSA) in several capacities and was the 2007- 08 President of the NSA-KC Chapter. Candy graduated Cum Laude from Missouri Western State University and earned her Master’s in Management at the University of Phoenix. She is an author of several books and DVDs and her top selling book is It Takes 4 to Tango

    In It Takes 4 To Tango, Candy has two meanings when it comes to her "4′′. The first meaning... she will take you through her 4 C’s of Leadership which are the importance of Confidence, Communication, Creativity and Change in the workplace, the second meaning... you will go on a brilliant exploration of personality styles that will make you think, laugh, even dance...and recognize your true self and others. This is NOT the Myers Briggs Personality Indicator, this is NOT the DISC test or even True Colors...Candy gets participants up and out of their seats and networking with other...ANIMALS who are just like them! You’ll also learn to overcome personality differences that lead to problems like communication breakdown, negotiation letdown, and delegation fall-down by learning the secrets to connecting and partnering with other personality styles. Candy believes we need to “Treat people like THEY want to be treated and we need to recognize that people are not difficult, they are just different.” 

    For more information about MKSSA visit our website at www.mkssa.com.

    Best regards,

    Dana Baith
    MKSSA State President

Past events

Wed, October 02, 2019 MKSSA Webinar- Contract Recruiting: Outperform Your Competitors
Thu, June 20, 2019 Recruiters Rockin' the K!
Thu, June 20, 2019 St.Louis Happy Hour
Wed, April 17, 2019 Legislative Luncheon: “Kansas City – Today & Tomorrow”
Thu, February 21, 2019 Kansas City Membership Social
Wed, November 07, 2018 St. Louis MKSSA Event- Employment Law Update and Cyber Security for Staffing Firms
Fri, September 28, 2018 Owner's Breakfast - MKSSA Conference
Thu, September 27, 2018 MKSSA 2018 Annual Conference
Wed, August 22, 2018 Webinar- Navigating the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act- A Primer on the 2018 Tax Law
Tue, July 24, 2018 Recruiters Rockin' the K!
Thu, March 22, 2018 Selling the Service Live with Carol Wenom in St. Louis
Wed, March 21, 2018 “Selling the Service” Live with Carol Wenom in Kansas City
Thu, February 08, 2018 Kansas City Chapter 2018 Kick-Off Happy Hour Event
Thu, February 08, 2018 Kansas City Chapter 2018 Kick-Off Happy Hour
Thu, November 09, 2017 2017 MKSSA Annual Conference
Fri, November 03, 2017 Jim Durbin Follow-Up
Tue, September 26, 2017 St. Louis Event: Powerful Recruiting with LinkedIn and Facebook Presented by Jim Durbin
Mon, September 25, 2017 Kansas City Event: Powerful Recruiting with LinkedIn and Facebook Presented by Jim Durbin
Tue, August 22, 2017 MKSSA Happy Hour
Wed, July 19, 2017 Recruiters Rockin' the K - LAST DAY TO REGISTER!!!
Tue, May 16, 2017 MKSSA Lunch
Thu, April 27, 2017 Industry Best Practices Live With Rob Mosley
Wed, April 26, 2017 Industry Best Practices Live with Rob Mosley
Thu, March 02, 2017 Understanding the “Why” behind the Staffing Industry
Wed, February 01, 2017 Kansas City Chapter 2017 Kick-off Event - Happy Hour
Tue, January 17, 2017 MKSSA St. Louis Chapter New Year Social Event
Wed, November 30, 2016 Free Webinar - Top 10 Issues Recruiters Face Webinar
Thu, November 10, 2016 2016 MKSSA Annual Conference - The Future is Now
Tue, October 18, 2016 St. Louis Chapter Recruiting & Staffing Industry Challenges Open Forum
Thu, August 11, 2016 Recruiters Rockin the K
Tue, May 17, 2016 St. Louis Chapter - Negotiations and Handling Objections
Wed, March 16, 2016 Kansas City Chapter World's Fastest Marketing Lessons
Tue, March 15, 2016 St. Louis Chapter World's Fastest Marketing Lessons
Wed, February 17, 2016 Kansas City Chapter - Do’s & Don’ts on Candidate Interviews, HR Updates & More!
Tue, February 16, 2016 St. Louis Chapter - Do’s & Don’ts on Candidate Interviews, HR Updates & More!
Thu, February 04, 2016 Kansas City Chapter 2016 Kick-off Event - Happy Hour
Tue, January 26, 2016 St. Louis Chapter 2016 Kick-off Event - Happy Hour

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