Top Echelon Presenters

Social Media Marketing Advisor
Haley Marketing
Software Product Manager
Top Echelon Software


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*Optional Big Biller Training Day*
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Learn and master the following valuable techniques in your new software: 
  • Adding data
  • The Chrome Extension
  • Bulk resume uploading
  • Contact importer Duplicate checking
  • Logging emails
  • Customization
12:00–1:30 PM
Lunch on Your Own
1:30–2:30 PM
What will you learn: 
  • How to add your jobs
  • Working candidates in the NEW Job Inbox
  • Working, Managing, and Leveraging the Job Pipelines.
2:30–2:45 PM
2:45–3:45 PM
Become a power-user and maximize your recruiting efforts with the enhanced reporting features.
  • Activity Reports
  • Pipeline Reports
  • Placement Reports
3:45–4:00 PM
4:00–5:00 PM
Todd will answer the questions you have in an open discussion based on all that you have learned about the new Big Biller software we have created to help you be more efficient and profitable.
8:00–8:45 AM
Conference Check-In & Buffet Breakfast
8:45–9:15 AM
Convention Kick-off! Opening Comments
Mark Demaree, President of Top Echelon Software
Drea Codispoti, Director of Operations
9:15–9:45 AM
Meet the newest members to Top Echelon Network and make them your trading partners. Many great relationships have blossomed from this session, resulting in a lot of money in splits for those partners. Meet your new trading partner in this session and learn:
  • Who they are.
  • What they work.
  • What is HOT on their desk.
9:45–10:00 AM
10:00–11:00 AM
Members discuss three separate topics with three different groups of recruiters.
  • Internet and Software tools
  • Setting Expectations with clients and candidates for success
  • Best Practices on taking job orders
  • With whom to build strong partnerships to strengthen your desk.
11:00 - 11:15 AM
Members discuss three separate topics with three different groups of recruiters.
  • Internet and Software tools
  • Setting Expectations with clients and candidates for success
  • Best Practices on taking job orders
  • With whom to build strong partnerships to strengthen your desk.
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Here are a few of the many common (and overused) positioning messages in the recruiting industry.
  • “Our service is better.”
  • “We take time to ask the right questions.”
  • “We dig deeper to find the right fit candidates.”
In recruiting, differentiation is hard…really hard. But it is not impossible, especially if you start with the right framework for developing your messaging.
This session will teach you how to best convey what makes your staffing firm different than all the others to your clients and candidates.
12:30–1:30 PM
Networking Lunch
1:30–1:45 PM
1:45–2:45 PM
Iron Sharpens Iron!  Meet your network peers to discuss experiences and ideas regarding profit producing methods in:
  • Marketing for new clients
  • Finding better quality candidates
  • Preparing to protect your business in a recession
  • How to integrate contracting into your model
2:45–3:00 PM
3:00–3:30 PM
3:30–4:45 PM

Is your staffing company’s marketing STRATEGIC, MEASURABLE and based on ANALYTICS?

In recruiting, great marketing isn’t about spending more…it’s about getting more ROI from the money you spend. In this session, we’ll look at the big trends going on in marketing, and we’ll show you what they mean for recruiting agencies.

Buckle up…and get ready for lots of ideas to dominate the web, differentiate your services, radically improve your recruiting, and fill more of your open job orders.

In this session you’ll learn:

  • 5 essential upgrades for your website
  • 6 trends in SEO…and one thing you MUST start doing
  • 7 strategies to make your content marketing work better
  • The latest insights on using social media for sales and recruiting
4:45 - 6:30 PM
Free Time
You work hard all year round and we are going to celebrate together New Orleans Style at the Bourbon Cowboy on Bourbon Street. From 6:30 - 9:00 PM enjoy a delicious Nawlin's style buffet dinner and open bar in a 2nd floor Classic Bourbon St venue, with a balcony overlooking Bourbon Street. At 9:00 PM the house band kicks off and you can dance the night away.
6:30–8:00 PM
Networking Icebreaker
8:00–9:00 AM
Networking Buffet Breakfast
9:00–9:00 AM
Good Morning Announcements
Drea Codispoti, Director of Operations
9:00–10:00 AM

Leads are the lifeline for many businesses.  In the recruiting and staffing space, we live and breathe leads.

The problem for 2019 (and near future):  How do we generate job orders with new and reactivated clients, when many businesses are hiring at the same time we are experiencing a severe talent shortage across almost every industry and skill level?

The solution: You – learning to, and being, strategically agile in your lead gen strategies – complemented by a strong brand.

Whether your goal is to pull in leads on your sales side or pulling in the right leads that convert into great placements there are some effective ways to bring them in.

So, what do we need to pull together a solid and cohesive lead gen strategy?  Find out in this session.

10:00–10:15 AM
10:15–11:00 AM
Iron Continuing to Sharpen Iron! 
Connect with other members to discuss the following.
Share viable concepts and methods for:
  • Utilizing Technology as a tool and not a crutch
  • Setting and production goals
  • Successfully running a full desk...ALONE.
  • Working in team environment and staying strong
  • Keeping your desk Driven and Powerful!
  • Understanding how Contracting can benefit you and your clients

11:00–11:15 AM
11:15 AM–12:15 PM
12:30 PM
Closing Comments
Drea Codispoti, Director of Operations

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What attendees say...

  • ...helped me to think about how I work day-to-day and what changes I can enact in order to be more productive and collaborative with fellow affiliates."
  • the program ... was incredible! "
  • there is value in leveraging the knowledge of people in Top Echelon Network."
  • I always enjoy the conferences. Mostly to share with other recruiters, meet new recruiters and continue to build relationships"
  • is fantastic getting to meet other members and strengthening those relationships"
  • ...Sanity check for a basically solo practitioner. Much cheaper than therapy...."
  • ...the most important piece and the reason why I come to TE conferences is meet other recruiters"
  • ...Networking with other recruiters is the number one reason that I attended this event..."
  • For me, it's learning how to improve..."
  • Having affiliates share the way they operate various parts of their business was extremely inspiring and informative."
  • I get value from the conferences simply in the energy that I get from being around my peers."
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