Margaret:Good afternoon and welcome to IMA’s Inside Talk Webinar Series which is made possible by Accounting Principals.
Margaret:The title of today’s presentation is ___ Salary Isn’t Everything - Looking at What 2012 Has in Store for Businesses and Talent Acquisition.I’m __Margaret Loughery____ and I’ll be your host for today’s Inside Talk Webinar.
Margaret:Before turning the presentation over to today’s moderator, I would like to quickly review some important information about today’s event. First, all attendee phone lines are muted and the Chat feature is disabled for participants. We encourage you to submit questions to the panelists at any time during today’s event by using the “Q & A” panel on the right side of your screen. Please be sure that the “Send” field below your question is set to “All Panelists.” Please refrain from addressing questions to any individual speaker. In addition, we are pleased to offer you the Audio Broadcast feature for this event. Use of the Audio Broadcast feature eliminates the need for you to call in on the telephone line. However, if you would prefer to listen to the audio for today’s presentation by telephone, please click the Request icon at the bottom of the Participant Panel for teleconference information. Please DO NOT close the Audio Broadcast dialog box on your screen.Finally, should you experience any technical difficulty, please contact WebEx Technical Support at the number listed on your screen.
Margaret:If you wish to print the slides for today’s presentation you can do so now or at any time during the event by selecting the “Print” option under the File menu on your screen.If you miss the opportunity to print the slides today, a PDF of the presentation will be available for download from IMA’s website beginning Wednesday, January 25th.We are also recording today’s webinar, so if you miss any portion of the presentation, please visit the webinar library on IMA’s website.Please note, that the recordings of Inside Talk webinars are exclusive to IMA Members.
Margaret:CMAs, CFMs and CPAs can report 1-hour of CMA and NASBA-approved CPE for today’s event if you:Have registered for this event Participate in the live Inside Talk webinar by responding to the polling questions during the webinar.And complete the event evaluation which will appear during the Q & A portion of today’s event. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you within 7-10 business days. Please print this for your records Please DO NOT enter the credit into your own transcript, as this will create a duplicate entry.We value your membership and appreciate your patience.
Margaret:It’s a pleasure to have __Steve Shannon as part of our program and he will be serving as moderator for today’s event. Steve’s Bio:Steve is responsible for identifying, establishing, and growing business and strategic partnerships that are beneficial to the IMA organization and members. He also manages the existing strategic partner group which includes Accounting Principals, CCH, NetSuite, Host Analytics, FedEx, GEICO, and others who provide valuable business and professional services to IMA and its members. Steve heads up the IMA annual conference exhibitor and sponsor sales effort and would welcome any inquiries you might have about this year’s event in Las Vegas. Margaret:Hi __Steve____. Welcome to Inside Talk. Steve: Thank Margaret! I’m pleased to be a part of the Inside Talk webinar series and on behalf of IMA, I want to welcome everyone to today’s session.
Steve: At this time I want to introduce you to our featured presenters for today’s program. With us today we have Trent Beekman.Trent Beekman’s Bio:In his role as Senior Vice President, Trent Beekman is responsible for directing and overseeing the mid-west branch network for Accounting Principals, Parker + Lynch and Ajilon Professional Staffing. Trent also serves as the National Executive responsible for the development and implementation of strategies and tactics that increase our Search and Permanent Placement business across the country. In addition to ensuring that our Search and Permanent Placement services are well positioned from a marketing and delivery perspective, he is also responsible for developing and implementing processes and procedures to maximize the mutually advantageous relationships between our Search and Perm business and our temp staffing teams. Trent has been with the company since 2002. He has gained diverse experiences and held multiple positions throughout his 12-year career in the staffing industry, with proven expertise in growing sales and leading large profitable territories. Trent has been recognized for his success by winning the 2002 Rookie of the Year award and 2007 Top Area Manager Award. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma.It’s great to have you with us Trent.Trent: Thank you. It’s great to be here and I’m pleased to be able to discuss this important topic with you and our members today.
Steve: Next, I want to introduce you to our second featured presenter, Doug Greene, Jr.Doug’s Bio:Doug Greene, Jr. has over 19 years experience in the staffing industry. He started working in the temporary side of our business and transitioned over to the perm side of our business in 1995 as an Executive Recruiter. In 1998 Doug was promoted to a Division Director. He was promoted to an Area Manager in Kansas City over both temp and the perm side of our business in 2001. Doug was promoted to a Regional Vice President in 2005 over the Mid-West Region. Doug was then promoted to the National Vice President of Accounting Principals and Parker + Lynch in 2009 and still remains in this role today.It’s great to have you with us Doug.Doug: Thank you. It’s great to be here and I’m pleased to be able to discuss this important topic with you and our members today.
Steve:Thank you _Trent and Doug__. I would like to begin addressing some of the questions from our audience members. Let me first remind participants to send us your questions and comments by typing them into the Q & A panel on the right side of your screen. Be sure that the “Send” field is set to “All Panelists.”Seeded Questions:(Insert 3-5 questions attendees may be likely to ask after your presentation)1. Ok, we have time for one more question…
Margaret: I’d like thank our presenters, __Trent Beekman and Doug Greene___, for sharing their knowledge and expertise with us. We’re very appreciative that they have made time for IMA and our audience today. Also, thank you __Steve Shannon___, for moderating today’s event.