Monday Morning Memo - 05/03/2010

Monday Morning Memo May 3, 2010

May 3, 2010
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Executive Leadership Conference Wrap-Up

The 5th Annual Executive Leadership Conference, held April 28-29 at The Borgata/Water Club in Atlantic City, was viewed by many attendees as the best conference ever!


Keynote speakers Dana Shaw of Staffing Industry Analysts, Ron Marino, Assistant Commissioner, Division of Unemployment Insurance in NJ, and Michael Kannisto, head of staffing for BASF,  presented the over 75 attendees with hard-hitting information on  key staffing industry issues.  


"This was an amazing opportunity to come together with peers to network, learn and grow.  Most importantly, it was an opportunity to work together and brainstorm on how to work together to improve our industry as a whole." - Shannon Block, Rotator Staffing Services


"This meeting was well organized and well run! Thank you for selecting a good panel of speakers and topics." - Barbara Parmese, Normann Staffing


"As a new staffing firm owner, I met knowledgeable staffing owners as well as industry vendors who will be able to educate me on subjects and services that I need to learn more about."  - Brian St. Ledger, Full Steam Staffing

In This Issue
Executive Leadership Conference Wrap-Up
Photos from Executive Leadership Conference
Kathy Warren, 2010 Staffing Industry Award Recipient
Web 2.0 Up Next - How to Use Facebook
Welcome New Members
About This Week's Sponsor
More on Executive Leadership Conference
Nick Florio of Citrin Cooperman leads a panel on staffing firm financing with Allen Geyer (AGR), Vice Grillo (Access Capital) and Rob Derbabian (Wells Fargo).
Attendees at the 2010 Executive Leadership Conference

 Kathy Warren, NJSA President and Jack Wellman, ELC Chair, welcome Ron Martino, Assistant Commissioner/Unemployment Insurance Division of NJ to the Conference
We'll report on individual sessions in subsequent Monday Morning Memos.
Kathy Warren, 2010 Staffing Industry Award Recipient
Kathy Warren, President of Bryant Staffing and President of the NJSA Board of  Directors, was presented with the 2010 Staffing Industry Award for her dedicated service to the NJSA at the 5th Annual Executive Leadership Conference on April 28 at The Borgata, Atlantic City.


"Kathy has led the NJSA Board over the past three years with great skill and sensitivity to the needs of our members and the staffing industry.  She is to be commended for her commitment of her time, talents, and money to represent NJSA at our events, our legislative outreach, and the best of what staffing means in New Jersey," said Elaine Balady, Vice President for Membership.

Pictured above, Kathy Warren is flanked by award presenters Mike Gallo (Winston Staffing) and Elaine Balady (The Assurance Group). 
Web 2.0 - How To Use Facebook for Recruiting

Building Awareness, Influence, Reputation and Authority Using Facebook for Staffing and Recruiting Professionals is a must attend! 


 May 18 - 5:30-7:30 p.m. - Sheraton Edison Hotel


Social Media tools have become an integral part of our daily lives. Embracing Facebook is one way to change how you communicate in your personal and professional lives. This program will show you how to develop a new, simple and organized marketing process across the networks.


· Explore the mechanics of social media, focusing on the leading site Facebook

· Learn how to leverage the power of Facebook to achieve your marketing goals

· User friendly tips, tricks and strategies for building trust in your brand, and leading candidates to you to generate more business

· Action steps, examples and ideas to be sure you are the trusted authority in your niche.


This program is appropriate for beginners through advanced users as it focuses on the marketing approach. It is recommended that attendees have some working knowledge of Facebook, but they don't need to be advanced to benefit from this program.


Tracey Madden, CPC, CTS, is the President and Founder of McIntosh Staffing Resources in Dover, NH. After almost three decades in the business she's pretty sure she's found her calling and is very driven by the thrill of the perfect placement!

Welcome New Members


Full Steam Staffing Inc.

Brian St. Ledger, CEO

20 Broadway

Passaic, NJ




Associate Members

Met Life

Anthony Gargiulo 

100 Walnut St., Ste. 303

Clark, NJ 07066




Paciello Consulting Services

Pat Paciello, President

8 Hampton Ct.

Flanders, NJ 07836




Vipe Inc.

Fred Greenberg

2225 E. Bayshore Rd., Ste. 200

Palo Alto, CA 94303



For additional information about any items in this Monday Morning Memo, or to learn more about membership in the New Jersey Staffing Alliance, please contact us at 973-283-0072 or email patk@njsa.com. Our website is http://www.njsa.com. Thank you.

Our mission is to be the advocate for the success and growth of NJSA members and the New Jersey staffing industry through leadership in legislation, education, ethics and professional business practices.

About This Week's Sponsor


Running a staffing or executive search firm takes entrepreneurial zeal, a gift for motivating and retaining key personnel ... and a strong stomach. The staffing industry gets hit first-and hard-whenever there's a downturn in the economy.  At Citrin Cooperman & Company LLP, you'll always have immediate access to skilled partners with 25+ years of experience advising personnel firms and more than 100 current clients in this industry, who can answer your questions.  Please visit our website www.citrincooperman.com for more information.