Program

TUESDAY, MAY 15

12:30 P.M.

Registration Opens

2:30 P.M. - 3:20 P.M.

OPENING KEYNOTE

Sponsor Bullhorn

PERFECTING YOUR PERSONAL BRAND

Erin Bury, Managing Director, Eighty-Eight Technology and Marketing Expert, Start‑Up Fanatic

Named one of Marketing Magazine’s ‘Top 30 Under 30,’ Erin is a marketer, former technology journalist and startup enthusiast. A Financial Post monthly columnist and CTV News tech commentator, Erin shares the ins-and-outs of entrepreneurship, marketing to Millennials, creating a killer personal brand and how companies should keep tabs on the latest digital trends.

At this session, Erin will share her experience and explain how you can best perfect your personal brand within the search, recruiting and staffing industry.

3:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

 

 

GROW UP!: A panel presentation on the Impact of Legalizing Marijuana

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Chris Roach, CPC, Principal, Engineering & Technical Division, David Aplin Group

Shivani Chopra, LL.B, Hicks Morley

Jonathan Tafler, Senior Director, Product & Operations, Employer Health Solutions, Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaw

Cailey Greenberg, Legal Counsel, Canopy Growth Corporation

Jeff Durish, General Manager, Bodystream & Executive Director, Qualicare

Medical marijuana. Pot legalization. Cannabis in the workplace.  We are increasingly hearing these phrases. They raise a myriad of questions about the Canadian Government’s new cannabis legislation to be enacted later this year, and its impact at home and work.

Attend this panel discussion to learn about the potential medical value of cannabis, its impairment risks and the HR challenge of implementing an effective substance abuse policy in the workplace.

6:15 P.M.

EVENING AT JACKSON TRIGGS WINERY – Network, wine and dine at one of Niagara’s most architecturally stunning wineries: Jackson Triggs Niagara Estate (ticketed event)

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16

7:45 A.M.

SponsorNeuvco

Registration and Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:45 A.M. - 10:10 A.M.

KEYNOTE SESSION

SponsorCareer Builder

DANCING WITH DISRUPTION

Mike Lipkin, President, Environics/Lipkin

Exciting people into powerful action is what excites Mike. Every talk is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for his audience that accelerates their path to preeminence – where they become the benchmark by which others are judged.

Over the past year Mike has spoken to more than 100,000 people in 11 countries and delivered 120 programs internationally, including the 2017 ACSESS Conference. Back by popular demand, Mike will present a longer session, customized for ACSESS. Based on his new book, ‘Dancing with Disruption.’

Mike notes that everyone is experiencing some form of disruption – even if they think they’re not. Disruption of any kind begins long before we feel its consequences. So the fundamental choice facing all of us is to struggle with disruption or dance with it! Mike will tell you that 90 percent of people struggle with it. They curse and lament it. They brand it as an affliction that must somehow be endured. The top 10 percent celebrate it. They may even cause it.

Mike’s number one rule of success: whatever you cannot avoid, you must embrace. You have to learn to like surprises, and not just the surprises you like. Discover Mike’s seven secrets to thriving on massive change, so the most desirable people want to work ‘only’ with ‘you’ in this one-of-a-kind session.

10:10 A.M. - 10:45 A.M.

Break with Exhibitors

10:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

ACSESS Exclusive Workshop

FULL-DAY WORKSHOP: THE CLEAR CUT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE 200K BILLER AND THE 400K BILLER: TECHNIQUE, PHILOSOPHY, STONES

Peter Leffkowitz, Founder & CEO, the Morgan Consulting Group and Morgan 20/20 Search

If you’re a recruiter or manager, you’re invited to join Peter for this special, full-day, limited space workshop.

For many, this workshop has the potential to be an uncomfortable session. In the “cut to the chase” honest style he’s appreciated for, Peter will outline the checklist for self-evaluation that can take the mystery out of why “I’m not hitting my potential” or “is this job really right for me” or “Yes! That’s all I needed. A roadmap, a role model of how I should work the process.”

Peter will explain the difference in billing results between:

  • Emails/Inmails versus Phone Contact
  • Pitching the opportunity versus setting up a career health examination first
  • Differences between close of day planning versus on the fly planning versus all day “improv”
  • The 200K interview versus the 400K+ interview
  • The 200K search intake versus the 400K+ search intake
  • Pushback and Run versus Pushback and Defend

If you’ve never seen Peter make a live call with audience generated company phone numbers, you’ll be on edge. They are real.

As an owner, you’ll need to accompany your staff. Don’t sit with them but pay attention. If you buy-in to new techniques, you must apply them when you get back to the office or it will be lost. Nothing like making the same mistakes with more enthusiasm, right?
Learn from the best on how to boost your expertise and billings.

10:45 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

PLAN, POSITION and PROPEL YOUR BUSINESS TO NEW HEIGHTS

Leo J. Sheridan, CEO, Advanced Group - a staffing and outsourcing solutions provider with offices across the U.S.

Leo Sheridan - In 1988, Leo founded Advanced Resources, and as the firm quickly expanded, he added additional businesses to create the Advanced Group. Today, the Advanced Group includes: Advanced Resources, Advanced Clinical, the WunderLand Group and Advanced RPO. 
Leo has provided leadership to a variety of professional organizations, including TechServe Alliance, the Young Presidents’ Organization, and the American Staffing Association (ASA), where he currently serves as Secretary. 

Kickstart your journey to exponential growth with this session’s step-by-step blueprint for evolve your business. Leo will walk you through how-to: identify a strategic focus for your business, develop the best structure to support it and build a high-performing culture to execute on your plan. 

Learn how effective strategic planning, a clear vision and high performing leadership can help you build a sustainable business. Take advantage of the staffing industry's buoyant economic climate to enhance your results each day. Throughout the session, Leo will also offer helpful tips on what contributed to his organization's impressive growth and resounding success. 

Attend this session for a proven path to propel your business forward.

12:00 P.M. - 1:45 P.M.

BUFFET LUNCH in trade show area featuring short profiles of each exhibitor

1:45 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

 

GIVE IT TO THE BOTS: How Automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Impacts Recruiting

Bill Hobbib, VP of Product Marketing, Bullhorn

One of the most intriguing trends you and other recruiting pros are likely watching this year is the impact of automation and AI on the industry. As automation and AI are both priorities and concerns, what’s the best way to incorporate them in your recruitment strategies?

In this session, a senior member of the Bullhorn team will lead a conversation examining real stories about how recruiting firms are deploying automation and AI solutions in their workforce. The speaker will outline the results they’re seeing and how these solutions are transforming the industry’s businesses.

This session will also debunk common misconceptions you may have about how these technologies affect recruiting. It will describe a future where these innovative solutions help recruitment pros like you to increase productivity, streamline efficiencies and optimize your operations.

1:45 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

SALES ENABLEMENT TO MEET AND EXCEED YOUR TARGETS

Tim Rooney, Sales Optimizer, Rooney, Earl & Partners

Lets face it – selling has always been simple but it has never been easy. Today selling is even more challenging, in our commoditised, disruptive, digital world. Many people would say that the days of ‘relationship selling’ or even ‘solution-based selling’ are over. Are cold calls a thing of the past too? Is there such a thing as an ideal profile when picking sales people? The new and improved seems to be ‘sales enablement.’ Is that true and what exactly does “sales enablement mean” anyway?

Join Tim for answers to these thought-provoking questions and insights on how you can enable your sales team to hit their targets, amid the rising challenge of today's workplace.

3:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Break with Exhibitors

3:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

 

ACSESS ANNUAL LEGAL PANEL in a Year of Disruption

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Mary McIninch, LL.B., Executive Director and Government Relations, ACSESS

Rhéaume Perreault, CRIA, Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin

David Foster, LL.B, Hicks Morley

Ryan Conlin, LL.B, Partner, Stringer LLP

This session will highlight recent, as well as pending, legislative and regulatory changes that have or will affect the way you do business. From the Ontario Liberal Party’s initiatives, such as Bill 148, to other precedent setting policies in Canada, the panel is ready to address your concerns and questions.  They will also table future opportunities you’ll want to know about.

5:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.

Chapter Presidents Meet & Greet (by invitation only)

6:30 P.M.

SponsorProlink

ANNUAL NETWORKING EVENING at THE SPYCE LOUNGE

Rekindle past and make new connections over a casual pub dinner and entertainment at the Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel, the conference’s host hotel for out of town guests. It’s just steps away from the Fallsview Casino and ready for those who want to enjoy Conference 2018’s distinct destination.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 17

7:30 A.M.

Registration and Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
ACSESS AGM

9:00 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.

RECRUITMENT DISRUPTION & INNOVATION: Industry Panel on Technology & Other Factors Driving Change

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Darlene Minatel, Country Manager, ManpowerGroup Canada

Mike Gooley, President & Founder, ClearView Executive Search

Michael Leacy, Vice-President of IT & Engineering Services, Ian Martin

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Byrne Luft, Country General Manager, Kelly Canada

Dave Barrett, National Account Executive, Careerbuilder

 

Hiring practices have become dynamic and tech-enabled and this technology shift is fueled by the rise of data, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning. But there is a larger shift happening that is about more than changing technology. It’s about people – how they work, where they work, and the culture that guides and motivates them. Technology is the ‘how’ not the ‘why’. 

Recruitment is being turned on its head. Recruiters are tech-savvy; they are using new media, apps and big data to recruit. They are also using it to exponentially increase the amount and depth of information they can gather on candidates. More information and a deeper exchange will lead to a better fit, right?

By next year, Millennials will make up approximately 50 percent of the workforce, and, as consumers, they are looking for personalization, control and a positive brand experience during their job search. Recruiters are updating their skills, tactics and tools to adapt to this new set of job seekers and to capitalize on digital information and capabilities.

The panelists, from different sub-sectors of the industry, will focus on the impact of technology: AI and data; the reality and value of social media; and the new digital exchange. Most importantly, they’ll outline trending recruitment tips on how these elements are changing the face of your work and Canada’s staffing industry.

10:30 A.M. - 11:15 A.M.

Break with Exhibitors

11:15 A.M. - 12:15 P.M.

 

MILLENNIALS: HOW THIS GENERATION IS CHANGING EVERYTHING

David Coletto, CEO and Founding Partner, Abacus Data

“Generational change is giving rise to a new, more forceful consumer and employee,” says David.  “The notion of control - controlling my future, my destiny, my choices - now infiltrates so much of our world and our data proves it is a driving force for Millennials.”  

Having studied Millennials for the past six years, his insights are research-based, balanced and respectful.

David will take you on an interactive journey to understand why Millennials are the way they are, what makes them different, and how they are impacting your clients and the workforce.

11:15 A.M. - 12:15 P.M.

SAVE ME, I'M STRESSED – A STAFFING INDUSTRY SPECIAL

Steve Jones, President, Steve Jones Business Leadership Corp.

Steve will reflect upon his lifetime experience in the staffing industry and review the four main reasons why this industry makes us all feel so stressed.

With real-life context, we'll discuss the staffing industry's typical stress creators with the most common stress contributing behaviours. Then we'll reveal the tactics, strategies and approaches you can use to put your "life" back into work-life-balance. Hint.... Don't expect to hear anything about lowering your goals, accomplishing less or work avoidance. If you want to be happy, let's deal with it.

12:30 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.

 

CLOSING KEYNOTE

 

ACSESS 20TH ANNIVERSARY INDUSTRY AWARDS LUNCH

CREATING A WINNING CULTURE

Dr. Greg Wells, CTV Sport Science Analyst and Human Physiologist

In high performance business situations, the human mind and body have to work together to create success but this is far from easy.

Dr. Greg Wells is a health and high performance expert who draws the parallels between elite athletes and top executives to help business leaders perform at the highest level, even when they are under the most extreme circumstances.

Step up to this awards celebration ‘closer’ to learn how you too can sleep, eat, move, perform and live better!

A best selling author of Superbodies, he is known for making complex science accessible, interesting and fun.


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  • Corporate / Commandite d'entreprise
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    Eagle
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    EPC
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    Kelly Services
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    Manpower Group
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    Protrans
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    Randstad
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    Synergie Hunt

May 15-17, 2018
ACSESS 2018 National Conference
Niagara Falls, Ontario