October 2, 2019

Group Think Roundtables

Each table will focus closely on exploring specific issues new and old pertaining to pertinent topics in the staffing and recruiting industry. We will work on developing strategies with topic experts and your peers.

Each Roundtable will consist of 45 minute sessions with experts mediating and advising on critical topics of interest. We will rotate three times during the allotted time period for staffing owners to rotate to three different tables of interest.

1. Sexual Harassment Training- Facilitated by Susan Steward, Partner, AALRR
Beginning January 1, 2020, California Staffing employers are required to provide sexual harassment prevention training to temporary, seasonal or other employees hired to work for less than 6 months within 30 calendar days after hire date or within 100 hours worked, whichever occurs first. Join Susan Steward of AALRR for an interesting and informative discussion of the implications of SB1343 & SB778 for the staffing industry. We will review the training requirements, including training topics, requirement for interactive training, and minimum qualifications for trainers, with an emphasis on the new one-hour training mandate for nonsupervisory employees – including temporary employees. This roundtable discussion will prepare owners to effectively train their employees and fulfill their compliance obligations.

2. Talent Development and Retention Round Table – Facilitated by Claudette Cunitz CC Advisors Group, LLC
Come discover new and creative ways to develop and retain top talent. With any labor market, staffing & recruiting firms rely on their people for growth and success. Nearly 70% of organizations report that staff turnover has a negative financial impact due to the cost of recruiting, hiring, and training replacement employees. Learn 15 actionable items you can implement today to help with employee retention.

3. Independent Contractors vs. W-2 Employees (AB5) – Facilitated by Natalie Hernandez & Alis Moon Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On September 18, 2019, California Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5), which codifies the ABC test, set forth in the 2018 Dynamex decision by the California Supreme Court, as the applicable test for determining whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor. In addition to codifying the ABC test, AB 5 contains carve-outs for several industries and professions including professional services, doctors, lawyers, real estate, insurance, referral agencies, and others. Several industries did not receive express carve-outs. Natalie and Alis will lead a detailed discussion of AB 5 and the ABC test, and explain the impact of this new law on the staffing industry.

4. Compensation Plans – Facilitated by Michael Neidel
A common problem is what to pay your staff. No two plans are the same, but have similar elements. A motivational “win-win” comp plan is key, where producers (sales reps and recruiters) commission rates are on a sliding scale with the margin $ they generate, so the company and their results are linked and helps retain ones best producers. A competitive base salary is set for the local market. Customized perks are then added along with KPI’s to identify areas needing improvement and a person’s comp should be measured by their “Contribution and Full Absorption Ratios”. A manager’s comp should be tied to the contribution for their area of responsibility. Comp plan without tools are doomed to failure and everything starts with sales (business development) using a Prospect List that notes staff spending $ by account, by staffing niche, with key contacts, etc. The above will be described and opened up for discussion.

5. CalSavers Retirement Savings Program – – Facilitated by TekCare ACA Consulting, Insurance services and administration
CalSavers starts July 1, 2019 Employers required to enroll by July 2020. Learn how Calsavers compares to a 401k plan, which plan helps owners/Executives Save. Which is best for your Company bottom Line? Details of administrating plan and who best to administrate. What are the penalties for employers?

6. How to Avoid Costly Penalties and Class Action Lawsuits _ Facilitated by Shana Schingeck, Kronos
Accurately tracking employee time while staying up to date on the ever-changing compliance landscape can feel like an uphill battle. Join us for a lively roundtable discussion on the topic of, Timekeeping Best Practices: How to Avoid Costly Penalties and Class Action Lawsuits, to learn how your organization can make time tracking concerns a thing of the past. We’ll share best practices that your company can adopt now to remain compliant with California’s meal and rest break laws, ensuring you avoid costly penalties, protecting yourself and your business from class action lawsuits.

7. Ask the trainer – Facilitated by Neil S. Lebovits, CPA, CPC, CTS, Vice President, Global Search & Recruiting Support Division
How to convert all of your search orders into Contract or temp to perm. How to source better with LinkedIn Advance boolean strings discussion (best of tips) Marketing best practices and tools that they use! All from candidate marketing/engagement, texting apps, drip campaigns, etc. Management engagement and balance of micromanaging vs using KPIs as development tools.