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How COVID-19 Will Impact the Next-Generation Workforce

During TechServe Alliance’s “The Future of Work – Ways COVID-19 Will Impact the Next-Generation Workforce” webinar, generations expert Ryan Jenkins led the discussion on understanding and strategizing ways to engage Generation Z for when they enter the workforce in the eventual post-pandemic era.

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State of the Industry: A Quarterly Executive Webinar Series

The first half of the year 2020 presented all areas of business with some major turbulence due to the impacts of COVID-19. But at TechServe Alliance’s latest “State of the Industry: Quarterly Executive Webinar Series,” a more hopeful forecast was predicted for IT and engineering staffing firms as the industry continues to navigate a world that’s looking to reopen.

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ComplianceHR: 2020 is Already Proving to be a Year of Incredible Change for Employers Across the Country

2020 is already proving to be a year of incredible change for employers across the country. By now, you are likely aware that the Department of Labor’s Final Rule revising the requirements for classifying “white collar” employees as exempt from the overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act went into effect January 1, 2020.

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A Message from the TechServe Alliance President

As we begin the New Year, looking to the future and setting our personal and professional goals, it is beneficial to reflect on our past. As I begin serving as the President of TechServe, I do so having had the opportunity to experience this industry in good times and in not so good times, both as a start-up company and as a more established company.

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The Critical Science (& Art) of Developing Successful Sales Organizations

Unequivocally, the IT talent shortage has changed the way firms do business. It’s created an even more competitive market in an industry of nearly 10,000 IT staffing firms, all vying for the same shrinking pool of qualified workers. This reality has put a significant amount of pressure on recruiters to fill roles, yes, but it’s also created the same sense of urgency on the client side for the sales organization.

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Lessons Learned from Executives at the Top of their Games

One of several priorities that have emerged from this year’s conference is how to differentiate and grow your business in this very commoditized industry. In breakout sessions, keynote addresses, and even conversations in the hall, staffing executives have been sharing ideas on how to best compete and break out in this challenging workforce environment.

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Staffing Leaders Share TechServe Experiences for Our 30th

This year’s Conference will be extra special to us as we celebrate TechServe Alliance’s 30th anniversary. We are so thankful for the commitment of our members, the insights of our speakers, and the support of our event sponsors. To mark the occasion, we sat down with a handful of members to hear their TechServe stories and the impact membership has had on their companies and careers.

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Does the 2017 Conference Sales & Recruiter Track Have Something For You?

Leave your preconceived notions about who should attend the Sales & Recruiting track sessions at the door. According to sales and recruiter trainer Barb Bruno, anyone -- in any area, on any level -- can benefit from attending these information-packed sessions. “That goes for the sales team, recruiters, account managers, company owners and more. There really is something for everyone within this track,” she says.

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Successful Leadership: Make the Most of your One Shot

Dan Quiggle Raises the Emotional Intelligence of #TSAConf2016 Attendees

Serial entrepreneur. Premature baby. Debate club scholarship recipient. Political hack. Ozzy Osbourne fan. Ronald Reagan staff member.

These phrases all describe keynote speaker Dan Quiggle, who brought his storytelling acumen and positive worldview to the stage Saturday night at the 2016 TechServe Alliance Conference.

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Top Twitter Pics: #TSAConf16 Day 2

Twitter has been buzzing with great pictures and takeaways shared from attendees, exhibitors, speakers and the TechServe team. Here are some of our favorites from the 2016 TechServe Alliance Annual Conference.

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Diving into Measurement & Comp Plans that Work

If you’re like many staffing firm executives, the end of the calendar year means a targeted focus on employee performance, achievements, and compensation. You need to know how your team stacks up, and how much you need to pay them to execute your vision.

It’s a complicated topic to be sure, but fortunately we had Business Strategist and Executive Coach Tom Nunn at the 2016 TechServe Alliance Conference to share best practices for measuring success and incentivizing your team. He covered a wide range of topics, from differentiated comp plans to tiered bonuses and work from home policies, and everything in between.

Along the way, he gave our participants some valuable advice, including this definitive statement: “The worst mistake you can make is to pay for activity and not for results.”

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Top Ten Tweets: #TSAConf16 Day 1

One of the most valuable aspects of TechServe’s Annual Conference is the peer networking and information sharing. Discussing real world lessons and tips isn’t reserved for offline conversations. Check out these tweets shared during the first day of conference for more actionable insights.

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Don’t Widen the Bases: A Baseball Lesson at Conference 2016

This week the 2016 Chicago Cubs may have taught the world that baseball can be rich in life lessons, but it was Rick Carlson of Harvyst Consulting Partners who brought another powerful baseball message to life at the 2016 TechServe Conference. During his Friday afternoon session, “An Onboarding Plan to Improve New Hire Productivity & Retention,” Carlson shared the story of baseball coach John Scolinos, who at the age of 78 once lectured at a conference in startlingly unique attire. He spoke with a home base dangling around his neck.

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A Decision-Making Master Class at #TSAConf2016

Professor and author Michael Roberto of Bryant University began his keynote address to the 2016 TechServe Alliance Conference by calling upon the audience to consider an important decision-making question: Are you capturing the wisdom of the crowd? Sharing the data-proven example that an audience will collectively get the right answer to a quiz question 91% of the time, Roberto was challenging the leaders, managers, business owners, rising stars, and contributors of all kinds in the ballroom to consider whether or not they accept input and welcome ideas as they make key decisions.

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