Home >> About >> Conference 2016 Key Takeaways Key-Takeaways from the 2016 TechServe Conference TechServe’s 2016 Annual Conference included many new enhancements with a more interactive format and all new features including our inaugural National Meet-up, Discourse in Disruption Series, and Innovation Lab. The conference programming included inspiring keynotes and Impact Talks!, along with over 20 break chock-full of insights and best practices! Many of the key take-aways were captured through a series articles in the Tech Staffing Brief (TechServe Alliance's very own blog). The blogs on conference can be found at the following links: A Decision-Making Master Class at #TSAConf2016 Professor and author Michael Roberto of Bryant University began his keynote address to the 2016 TechServe Alliance Conference by calling upon the audience to consider an important decision-making question: Are you capturing the wisdom of the crowd? Sharing the data-proven example that an audience will collectively get the right answer to a quiz question 91% of the time, Roberto was challenging the leaders, managers, business owners, rising stars, and contributors of all kinds in the ballroom to consider whether or not they accept input and welcome ideas as they make key decisions. Don't Widen the Bases: A Baseball Lesson at Conference This week the 2016 Chicago Cubs may have taught the world that baseball can be rich in life lessons, but it was Rick Carlson of Harvyst Consulting Partners who brought another powerful baseball message to life at the 2016 TechServe Conference. During his Friday afternoon session, "An Onboarding Plan to Improve New Hire Productivity & Retention," Carlson shared the story of baseball coach John Scolinos, who at the age of 78 once lectured at a conference in startlingly unique attire. He spoke with a home base dangling around his neck. Top Ten Tweets: #TSAConf16 Day 1 One of the most valuable aspects of TechServe's Annual Conference is the peer networking and information sharing. Discussing real world lessons and tips isn't reserved for offline conversations. Check out these tweets shared during the first day of conference for more actionable insights. Diving into Measurement & Comp Plans that Work If you're like many staffing firm executives, the end of the calendar year means a targeted focus on employee performance, achievements, and compensation. You need to know how your team stacks up, and how much you need to pay them to execute your vision. Top Twitter Pics: #TSAConf16 Day 2 Twitter has been buzzing with great pictures and takeaways shared from attendees, exhibitors, speakers and the TechServe team. Here are some of our favorites from the 2016 TechServe Alliance Annual Conference. Successful Leadership: Make the Most of your One Shot These phrases all describe keynote speaker Dan Quiggle, who brought his storytelling acumen and positive worldview to the stage Saturday night at the 2016 TechServe Alliance Conference.