According to the American Staffing Association, revenues for staffing firms increased by 5.4 percent, totaling a $147 Billion space in 2015--the most recent year on record.
And, if recent trends are any indication of the future, we can expect the staffing space to continue to grow, and therefore continue to become more competitive. With that said, it’s critically important now more than ever to attend industry conferences and shows in order to keep up on trends and best practices and maintain a competitive advantage.
To help, we’ve put together the following list of staffing industry conferences that you’ll want to mark on your calendars for the year ahead.
Top US Staffing Industry Conferences 2017
SIA Executive Forum North America (Feb. 13-16 in San Diego, CA): Now in its 26th year, the Executive Forum North America is one of the world’s premier staffing events. Aimed at staffing agency leaders, the conference highlights best practices, trends and information on new technology that will help firms find greater success in the year ahead.
SIA Collaboration in the Gig Economy (Sep. 13-14 in Dallas, TX): This event is focused on giving staffing industry professionals the tools they need to succeed in the Gig Economy. They’ll be able to meet with peers, HR and procurement buyers and technology suppliers and can learn how to handle everything from legal to logistics.
ASA Staffing World (Date and Location TBD): ASA Staffing World is the largest industry expo in the world. The expo is primarily focused on staffing industry technology and allows attendees to learn, demo and even buy the latest tech that will make firms successful for years to come.
Techserve Alliance (Date and Location TBD): The Techserve Alliance is an annual conference that covers the IT and engineering staffing space. With a mix of keynote presentations and more than 20 break-out sessions, attendees will leave feeling more informed, inspired and ready to create disruption in the space.
SIA Healthcare Staffing Summit (Nov. 13-15 in Dallas, TX): Taking a deep dive into the healthcare staffing space is what this SIA summit is all about. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and network with peers, as well as learn about and demo leading technologies for their space.
Top UK Recruitment Agency Conferences 2017
Recruitment Agency Expo (1-2 February - Olympia, London): Now in its 6th year, the Recruitment Agency Expo draws staffing firm decision makers from throughout the UK to learn about and get hands on experience with the latest products and services the recruitment industry has to offer. The event features 28 free seminars, 14 free learning sessions and draws more than 90 suppliers.
SIA Executive Forum Europe (Date and Location TBD): The SIA Executive Forum has yet to be set, but the staffing industry organization has its sights set on London. Each year, the event exclusive for staffing executives focuses on bringing industry thought leaders together to talk and work on the advancement of the space.
Contingent Workforce Strategies Summit – (Date and Location TBD): Each year, CWS Summit draws representatives from all over the country and world. This conference will bring together senior executives, directors and VPs, consultants, managers and specialists from throughout the staffing world to lead discussions based on personal experience.
The new year is on the horizon, and it’s shaping up to be bigger and more competitive than 2016. In order to stay ahead of the competition, you’ll want to keep these events on your radar and make a concerted effort to not only attend, but to make your presence felt.
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