Contingent Staffing 2019

July 23 - 25, 2019

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, MN

Day 3: Thursday July 25

Delivering Success While Managing Risk

7:30 am - 8:45 am Women In Contingent Staffing Breakfast (RSVP Required Upon Registration)

Elizabeth McCormick - Pilot, Black Hawk Helicopter
For the first time ever we’re holding a special breakfast for female contingent staffing practitioners. This breakfast will provide an intimate setting to discuss the challenges women face in the contingent staffing field and celebrate their successes. Space is limited to just 40 attendees on a first come first served basis. Register for the conference today to reserve your spot!
Elizabeth McCormick, Pilot at Black Hawk Helicopter

Elizabeth McCormick

Black Hawk Helicopter

7:45 am - 8:45 am Breakfast in The Solutions Zone

8:45 am - 9:00 am Welcome/Chairperson’s Remarks

9:00 am - 9:40 am Workshop: An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound of Cure: Pre-Change Change Management

Steve Mendez - eBay, AWF Program Manager
If you’re thinking of making a major change to your program, you won’t want to miss this session will help you prepare for the worst….but result in the best! Even before you make the change to the program there’s a series of assessments, activities, and precautions you should take to get you and your program ready for future challenges down the line. This workshop will give you the tips and tricks you need to:

• Determine what you need to do before a major change to your program
• Appeal to stakeholder needs and constraints
• Prevent change ‘overload’ among your team, supplier partners, and stakeholders

Steve Mendez, eBay at AWF Program Manager

Steve Mendez

AWF Program Manager

9:40 am - 10:20 am Interactive Presentation: Contingent Staffing Risk Management Calisthenics – Scenarios and Situations

Tim Tinsman - Associate Director Global Procurement (HR & Professional Services), Charles River
Lets face it, as contingent staffing professionals we’re always seen as the go-to person for the organization when it comes to managing risks related to managing contractors. Because we have all the answers, right? Of course it can be challenging to proactively prepare for every scenario…until now! Given Tim’s legal background, he will help you answer the following types of questions that have probably clogged up your inbox over the past couple of days. This interactive session will talk you through how to address these and many more burning questions that are likely clogging up your inbox during the conference.

• Paying a bonus to temp worker, how would you respond?
• Paying a current employee as an independent contractor for other work such as office cleaning?
• Ensure every temp worker is receiving the same pay rate. Is it possible to do this without some risk?
• A temp worker will be traveling on behalf of your company. Should he/she be paid for travel time?

Tim Tinsman

Associate Director Global Procurement (HR & Professional Services)
Charles River

Ethics of Contingent Labor – Are We Creating A Permanent Underclass?
Recent articles, particularly focused on Silicon Valley, have highlighted the rise of the contractor ‘underclass’ that does the grunt work for some of the largest Silicon Valley firms with few of the rewards typically offered by such firms. As stewards of contingent labor, is this a perception that needs to be addressed? And if so how? This thought-provoking panel will explore a variety of viewpoints and perspectives.

• Does CS create wealth disparity and is this something we should care about?
• Who should ‘stand up’ for Contingent Worker rights
• What steps can be taken to improve the perception of CS programs

Dawn O'Bryan-Lamb, Supplemental Workforce Program Manager at Southern California Edison

Dawn O'Bryan-Lamb

Supplemental Workforce Program Manager
Southern California Edison

Paul Thill

Sourcing Leader - IT Software & Services
GE Healthcare

Toni Kleppin, Contingent Workforce Program Manager at

Toni Kleppin

Contingent Workforce Program Manager

Lisa Coleman, Manager, Sprint Contractor Solutions (SCS) at Sprint Corporation

Lisa Coleman

Manager, Sprint Contractor Solutions (SCS)
Sprint Corporation

11:00 am - 11:20 am Morning Networking Break

As with any initiative, it can be easy to get carried away when establishing key performance indicators (KPIs) for a contingent workforce management program. Many companies establish and attempt to track so many KPIs that creating scorecards can be a full time job in itself! With the general framework of ‘measuring what matters’ in mind, several leading practitioners will share their stories, perspectives, and experiences.

• How to evaluate organizational/business goals in context with metrics
• Determining scope and frequency
• Periodic reassessment – is what we’re doing making sense?

AJ Schwarzkopf, Manager, Talent Acquisition at Cardinal Health

AJ Schwarzkopf

Manager, Talent Acquisition
Cardinal Health

Chris Ruiz, Group Category Manager - Temp Labor, Americas at Roche

Chris Ruiz

Group Category Manager - Temp Labor, Americas

Melissa Furnas, Supervisor, Talent Acquisition Services at ConocoPhillips

Melissa Furnas

Supervisor, Talent Acquisition Services

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Fireside Chat: Staying Compliant With The Modern Slavery Act, Cyber Security And GDPR: What All Procurement And HR Leaders Should Know But Don’t

As HR and Procurement professionals, there’s a host of regulations that our activity is subject to on a daily basis that need to be addressed in our overall compliance, risk management, and contract negotiation efforts. This engaging fireside chat will help you know enough to be dangerous in this area. 
1. European Expansion Henry Murphy, Global Director, Indirect Procurement – HR & Supplier Diversity, S&P Global 
2. Financial Services/Insurance Narmin Nathoo, Product Owner, ScotiaContractor and Workforce Onboarding Program, Scotiabank
3. Media/Entertainment
4. Rate Benchmarking 
5. Other Industries/Topics TBD

Henry Murphy, Global Director, Indirect Procurement at S&P Global

Henry Murphy

Global Director, Indirect Procurement
S&P Global

Meg Ksenzakovic, Director TA and Contingent Labor Operations at Celgene

Meg Ksenzakovic

Director TA and Contingent Labor Operations

Melissa Furnas, Supervisor, Talent Acquisition Services at ConocoPhillips

Melissa Furnas

Supervisor, Talent Acquisition Services

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Networking Lunch

1:30 pm - 1:30 pm Conference Concludes

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Brother Justus Whiskey Distillery Tour

(Space is limited! RSVP Required Upon Registration)
Upon the conclusion of the conference, you’ll have the opportunity to tour the Brother Justus Whiskey Co., underground distillery in NE Minneapolis. A whiskey experience like no other, you’ll have one last chance to network with your colleagues before heading back home.