Welcome to MAKE’s Take – Gearing Up For The VMS Professionals Conference

As we continued to look for additional ways to engage with our valued candidates and clients, we knew it was time to “get social.” The cornerstone of our new social effort, our blog MAKE’s Take will be used to share our expertise with you through career tips, IT news and other useful information.

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The MAKE Difference
Here at MAKE, we take pride in our extensive experience and knowledge in IT staffing and recruiting. We are dedicated to the growth and development of the IT services industry through involvement with organizations such as TechServe Alliance, Staffing Industry Analysts, and VMS Professionals. In fact, I am the proud co-founder of VMS Professionals, a national association of end-user companies that network to discuss best practices in the acquisition and management of contingent labor. We are deeply committed to giving back to the community—a belief that permeates our entire team from top to bottom and we hope that some of our activities will inspire you to MAKE a difference in your community!

VMS Professionals 8th Annual Conference
Hiring and managing your employees through VMS can have a dramatic impact on your business, its goals and ultimately, your bottom line. As we strive to refine and expand VMS best practices, we are pleased to exhibit at this year’s conference. Stop by our table to learn more about MAKE’s services!

The VMS Professionals 8th Annual Conference will be held in the Hamburger University at McDonald’s Corporation in Oak Brook, IL on Thursday, May 31 and Friday, June 1. This year’s theme is “VMS – Evolution or Revolution? Is your Contingent Workforce Program Gaining Ground or Continuing to Fight Battles?”

During this two-day event, industry leaders will be presenting on a range of topics that affect organizations across locations, industries and markets. Our keynote speakers will be addressing critical issues in managing the workforce, including:


  • George Reardon, HR legal consultant to a variety of business organizations, will speak about “Healthcare Reform and Its Impact on Contingent Workers.”
  • Mark Roberts, TechServe Alliance CEO, will present on “Key Legislative & Regulatory Developments Impacting Both the Client and Vendor Communities.”


  • Rebecca Bromet, labor attorney with Seyfarth Shaw will present on “Employment Law Concerns for Employers with Contingent Workers.”

In addition to our keynote speakers, both days will also feature discussion panels and information sessions about other topics facing employers and the contingent workforce. We are excited about our lineup of speakers and panels, and look forward to another lively, engaging conference.

Registration for the 8th Annual VMS Professionals Conference is open until Friday, May 25. Register now through the VMS Professionals website, or feel free to contact me with any questions. We hope to see you there!

And stay tuned to MAKE’s Take. Our entire team is excited to share knowledge and expertise with you, and we welcome your feedback! If there are topics you’d like us to discuss here on the blog, please feel free to share them with us in the comments section below.