It’s day 1 at the PACE Professional Employer Conference in beautiful San Antonio Texas.
I was lucky enough to arrive a few days early and was able to enjoy the wrap up of San Antonio’s Fiesta, San Antonio is such a great city with so much to see and do.
The annual “PACE” conferences are always a favorite association meeting, this year has record attendance and kicked off with a presentation by John Slavic of Slavic401k.com, John’s presentation 5 Major Trends that are driving the U.S. Economy. John’s interpretation of the economy and how it impacts the Professional Employer Organization Industry are always insightful. Slavic 401k has invested a lot in creating what they call the “PEO Employment Index”. The PEO Employment Index shows a trend that employers who use a PEO tend to have more growth than those that don’t.
Next up, a discussion regarding PEO Workers Compensation with representatives from Risk Transfer, Lumberman’s, Sunz Insurance Company and Tower Group. A great panel discussion regarding best practices, workers compensation industry changes, and what changes PEO’s can expect over the next year.
Even lunch was entertaining and informative with a bit of history about the PEO Industry, followed up with a presentation by Tom Jackson on the History of the Alamo.
Most of the afternoon’s presentations were from Kevin Knebl the leading LinkedIN and Twitter Guru. Kevin’s High-tech + High Touch = Much Higher Success Presentation was followed with his Social Media & Sales Results. If you haven’t seen Kevin Knebl live, check out is website at www.kevinknebl.com for his books or dvd’s, all of which I would highly recommend.