Okay, before I get into my regular spiel about this year’s National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS) Conference, let me take a moment to make a personal appeal. Well, maybe not a personal appeal, but you know what I mean.
The NAPS Conference is a great opportunity for you to increase the productivity on your recruiting desk and within your firm overall. There is going to be SO much packed into these few days in the way of training and networking that it would be impossible to not come away with something of value.
Sure, there’s an investment of time, energy, and money involved, but there’s also an excellent chance that you’ll receive a return on that investment—and that it will exceed the investment that you made.
And besides, if you attend, you get to see ME there. (Enough said.)
Okay, now for the spiel . . .
This year’s NAPS Conference is scheduled for Wednesday, September 19, through Saturday, September 22. The location will be the Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas.
Four tracks anchor this year’s lineup of speakers: (1) Direct-Hire Back to Basics, (2) The Direct-Hire Master’s Program, (3) Temp Staffing, and (4) Best Practices and Technology. Running concurrently with the event on Friday afternoon wil be the owner and manager’s retreat, as well as an executive leadership track.
Due to the success of the 2011 event, NAPS will hold a Wednesday evening “Kick-Off Event and Keynote” with Danny Cahill. Jon Bartos, Joanie Ruge, and Jim Bleech will each host the morning keynotes. Overall, there will be four days of education and networking from 25 speakers presenting over 45 sessions.
In addition, there will be two pre-conference credentialing/educational specials. These include NAPS’ well-known certification programs (CPC and CTS), as well as its new CERS (Certified Employee Retention Specialist).
Not only that, but during the Thursday evening party, there will be a live band, a mechanical bull riding contest, and a live auction complete with a Texas auctioneer. (Now, really . . . how can you beat THAT?)
NAPS has been the staffing industry educator since 1961 and enjoys its reputation as the oldest industry association. It continues to maintain the position as the search and staffing industry educator through its certification program, continuing education initiatives, eLearning, and annual conference.
Both Hiring Hook recruitment website design and Big Biller, the leader in online recruiting software, are pleased to be sponsors of this year’s event.
So . . . join me and hundreds of other recruiters at the NAPS Conference. Don’t make me come find you.