Staffing World is the staffing industry’s biggest event, and this year’s conference hasn’t disappointed so far. We’ve caught up with clients from across the country, made new friends and learned a lot — and that’s just after the first full day!
Yesterday morning’s session started off with a proper New Orleans “line” band, The Jaywalkers. The keynote speech featured fighter pilot Jim Murphy (call sign: Murph) and his facilitator/wingman (call sign: Pisser — no, really!).
The topic was “flawless execution,” and these guys definitely know a lot about that. They emphasized the importance of planning, briefing (letting everyone know what the plan is), executing and (a crucial but often-overlooked step) debriefing after the action has been executed. Plus, it was a great presentation.
We had some difficulties with our presentation, specifically getting the display screen in our booth to talk to our Mac laptop, but the problem’s been solved and our videos are now playing on a LCD screen. Of course, even better is Karen using the screen and laptop to show people how well COATS can do what they need it to do.
We’ll post again on Monday with a fuller wrap-up of the event, but we’re glad we’re here. And if you’re here too and haven’t come by Booth 211 yet, don’t be a stranger!