August 23, 2023

Hear From Three Inspiring Superstar Keynoters at Staffing World 2023

Staffing World®, the ASA annual convention and expo, is the industry’s most comprehensive learning and networking event. Join the best and brightest in the industry in Charlotte, NC, to attend educational sessions, network with industry peers, learn about industry-specific products and solutions, and hear from this year’s lineup of inspiring keynoters:

  • Mike Krzyzewski (known by fans as “Coach K”)—the highly successful former Duke University men’s basketball coach, who also led Team USA to three Olympic gold medals, and National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Famer, will share his game plan for building, leading, and motivating world-class teams (sponsored by World Wide Specialty Programs).
  • Paul Zikopoulos—a leading global expert on the quickly evolving topic of generative AI and its threats and opportunities for business and vice president of cognitive data systems for IBM, he was named among the “Top 10 Most Intelligent Leaders in Data Science & Analytics” by CIO Look magazine. Zikopoulos will present a fascinating and highly informative keynote on “Generative AI: The Good, The Bad, and ChatGPT.”
  • Dominique Dawes—U.S. Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast, business owner, health and wellness advocate, and sports ambassador, Dawes will share her D-3 approach (Determination, Dedication, and Desire) to leading winning teams and achieving maximum results.

Staffing World takes place Oct. 3–5 at the Charlotte Convention Center. Visit for more information and to register today at the lowest rate available—rates will increase after this Friday, Aug. 25.

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Don’t miss tomorrow’s ASA webinar “Scaling Your Direct Hire Business for Success,” 2–3 p.m. Eastern time. When a direct hire business hits a plateau in its development, there are approaches you can use to get it growing again. Thomas Kosnik of Visus Group will focus on aspects of scaling a direct hire business, including how to allocate funds, where to focus investments, and ways to design compensation for recruiters. Presented by the ASA direct hire section.

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