2019 Talent Forum: Recruitment, Development and Retention
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BSA’s 2019 Talent Forum: Recruitment, Development and Retention is co-located with BSA's Winter Meeting

Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
Tampa, Florida
January 21-22, 2019

This exclusive forum is designed for BSA member and participating manufacturer personnel responsible for the HR functions within their company. The fifth annual forum will address trends in hiring hourly as well as University entry level personnel, trends in development including mentoring and knowledge transfer, and trends in current employment law.

The 2019 BSA Talent Forum and Winter Meeting schedules have been developed to make it easy for BSA members and participating manufacturers to attend BOTH events without conflict.

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BSA Winter Meeting Website

The Fifth BSA Talent Forum: Recruitment, Development and Retention will commence with afternoon presentations on Monday, January 21.  That evening, Forum attendees will join BSA Winter Meeting Attendees for a Reception and Dinner.

Tuesday morning's program will begin with a presentation from Dr. Scott Keller, Center For Supply Chain Management Excellence Program, University of West Florida. After a live Skype session with Supply Chain students, the Forum will close with a Best Practices Discussion among fellow Bearing Industry HR Professionals

Be sure your company is well-represented for relevant programming and valuable relationship building.  See below for discounts on registering multiple attendees from your company! 

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Reserve Your Hotel Room!

You can also call the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza hotel at (813) 877-9200 and reference the Bearing Specialists Association. Book today, the discounted rate of $239.00 per night is available until December 27, 2018.

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Registration

TWO BSA Events

BSA Winter Meeting
January 20-22, 2019
BSA Talent Forum: Recruitment, Development and Retention
January 21-22, 2019

2019 Registration Fees and Discounts

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All Fees in USD per person

Category BSA Distributor Members BSA Participating Manufacturers
BSA Winter Meeting Attendee Only: Includes BSA Committee and Task Force Meeting, Monday Lunch, Monday Afternoon Talent Forum Session, and Monday Evening Reception and Dinner $345 $445
BSA Winter Meeting AND Talent Forum Attendee: Includes BSA Committee and Task Force Meeting, Monday Lunch, Monday Afternoon Talent Forum Session, Monday Evening Reception and Dinner, and Tuesday Talent Forum Sessions $590 $790
BSA Talent Forum Attendee Only: Monday Afternoon Talent Forum Session, and Monday Evening Reception and Dinner, and Tuesday Talent Forum Sessions $345 $445
 Spouse Attendee: Includes Monday Lunch and Reception and Dinner $100 $100
2nd Company Registrant DISCOUNT for Forum Attendees: If you are the second attendee from your company to register for the Talent Forum, use Promo Code 2OR4TF to receive $50 off your registration. $50 DISCOUNT $50 DISCOUNT
3rd Company Registrant DISCOUNT for Forum Attendees: If you are the third attendee from your company to register for the Talent Forum, use Promo Code 3RDFREEWM to receive complimentary forum registration. FREE Talent Forum Registration FREE Talent Forum Registration
4th Company Registrant DISCOUNT for Forum Attendees: If you are the fourth (or more) attendee from your company to register for the Talent Forum, use Promo Code 2OR4TF to receive $50 off your registration. $50 DISCOUNT $50 DISCOUNT

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received by December 27, 2018 will receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued after December 27, 2018. Cancellations must be in writing and sent to info@bsahome.org.

Payment

Payment can be made online or by fax. The following credit cards are accepted by BSA: VISA, MasterCard, and American Express. Payments by check can be mailed to BSA, 800 Roosevelt Road, C-312, Glen Ellyn, IL  60137.

Photography & Video Recording Consent

Photography and video recording may be used throughout BSA's Winter Meeting and Talent Forum and at related activities. Registration and attendance at and/or participation in the BSA Winter Meeting or Talent Forum or other activities constitutes an agreement and consent by each registrant or participant for BSA and/or its licensees to use and distribute (both now and in the future) the image, likeness and voice of each registrant or participant (or family members) in photographs, videotapes, printed material, electronic reproductions and audio recording that are taken or recorded at such event or related activities.

If you have any questions, please contact BSA at info@bsahome.org or 630-858-3838.

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Schedule

Here's what's in store for the 2019 Talent Forum: Recruitment, Development and Retention...

All times listed are Eastern US.

Monday, January 21

10:00am - 11:00am HR Subcommittee Meeting 

Join us to help direct BSA's role and resources for HR in the bearing industry. Chairman: Linda Miller
1:15pm - 1:30pm Welcome and Introduction

Jim Scardina, BSA President; Billy Hamilton, Talent Forum Chairman
1:30pm - 2:30pm What it Takes to Establish a Good Mentoring Program

Pamela M. Fillmon, Founder and President of Fillmon and Associates, LLC
2:30pm - 3:30pm Recruitment & Tactics: How to Identify Reliable Talent

Elizabeth (Liz) Fisher of Robert Half
3:30pm - 4:00pm Break
4:00pm - 5:00pm Legal and Regulatory Issues

Ignacio J. Garcia and Gregory J. Hare, Shareholder attorneys from Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
6:30pm Start         BSA RECEPTION/ DINNER

Cocktail Reception with attendees of the BSA Committee Meetings and BSA Talent Forum

Tuesday, January 22

8:30am – 9:30am Presentation of Student Survey Results

Dr. Scott Keller, Center For Supply Chain Management Excellence Program, University of West Florida
9:00am – 10:00am Break
10:00am- 11:00am  Skype Discussion

Dr. Scott Keller's Supply Chain students and Talent Forum participants
11:00am- 12:00pm  Best Practices Discussion

Fellow Bearing Industry HR Professionals
Schedule is subject to change.
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Program

Expert presenters, relevant issues, and valuable insight for your company!

What it Takes to Establish a Good Mentoring Program

January 21, 2019

Pamela M. Fillmon, Founder and President of Fillmon and Associates, LLC. Pamela merges vision and best practices to impact retention and engagement by further enhancing existing capacities with respect to the needs of the business.

Recruitment & Tactics: How to Identify Reliable Talent

January 21, 2019

Elizabeth (Liz) Fisher of Robert Half, the largest Global Specialized Staffing Firm. Liz is consistently a top producer and has reached over $1,000,000+ in Gross Margin. Liz has 4+ years of experience in the staffing world and has seen two very diverse markets.

Legal and Regulatory Issues

January 21, 2019

Ignacio J. Garcia and Gregory J. Hare, Shareholder attorneys from Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Ignacio and Gregory focus on labor, employment and HR matters. Both men have state and federal litigation experience.

Presentation of Student Survey Results and Skype Discussion with Students

January 22, 2019

Dr. Scott Keller, Center For Supply Chain Management Excellence Program, University of West Florida. This session will provide a first-hand perspective from students themselves as well as Professor-led survey analysis of the future Sales Workforce.


Best Practices Panel Discussion among Bearing Industry HR Professionals

January 22, 2019

This has been a valuable program session in the past four BSA Talent Forums. Don’t miss the opportunity to discuss unique human resources concerns and possible resolutions in the bearing industry.
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Accommodations

Click here to reserve your discounted room at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel

4200 Jim Walter Blvd
Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: 813-877-9200

Guest rooms at The Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel are available at the BSA event discount of $239.00 (plus tax).  Self-parking is complimentary.

Cancellation Policy: Reservations must be cancelled by 4PM on the arrival date, otherwise a cancellation fee will be applied.

Transportation To / From Tampa International Airport - TPA:
Hotel direction: 4 miles SE
Airport shuttle service, on request, complimentary
Courtesy phone available
Alternate transportation: All Access; fee: 10 USD (one way); on request
Bus service, fee: 5 USD  (one way)
Estimated taxi fare: 10 USD  (one way)

Transportation To / From St Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport - PIE:
Hotel direction: 13 miles NE
This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

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FAQ

Airports & Ground Transportation

What airport should I use?

There are two options for airports:

  • Tampa International Airport approximately 4 miles from the Renaissance
  • St Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport– approximately 13 miles from the Renaissance

About Tampa

How do I learn more about Tampa?

For a sneak peek at what Tampa has to offer for local entertainment and restaurants, check-out the Tampa website online.

Days for Attending and Events

When should I arrive at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel?

The BSA Committee and Task Force Meetings will be held Sunday, January 20 and Monday, January 21 and the Board meeting will be held Tuesday, January 22. The Talent Forum will be held on Monday Afternoon, January 21 and Tuesday Morning, January 22. Please review the schedule above for meeting times and to decide if you would like to arrive Saturday or Sunday Morning.  All attendees should plan on attending the Monday dinner event.