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[Stage] Robin Mee and Kim Whiteley – Trends Impacting the Talent Acquisition Industry

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On Take the Stage, presented by Haley Marketing, we bring you the BEST speakers, coaches, trainers, and strategic partners from across the staffing and recruiting industry every other week. More than your standard interview, each conversation is built off of a specific session or topic these industry thought leaders bring to conferences and audiences around the country.


On this episode of Take the Stage, Brad Bialy is joined by Robin Mee (CEO and Founder, MeeDerby) and Kim Whiteley (President, MeeDerby). On this episode we discuss trends impacting the talent acquisition industry.

  • Why you need flexibility among your workforce.
  • How is tech impacting your staffing agency in 202?
  • Why does leadership need to be empathetic?
  • How will DE&I, Ageism, and Women in Workforce continue to impact the staffing industry?



Brad Bialy 

Brad Bialy has a deep passion for helping staffing and recruiting firms achieve their business objectives through strategic digital marketing. For over a decade, Brad has developed a proven track record of motivating and educating staffing industry professionals at over 100 industry-specific conferences and webinars.
As a visionary leader, Brad has helped guide the comprehensive marketing strategy of more than 300 staffing and recruiting firms. His keen eye for strategy and delivery has resulted in multiple industry award-winning social media campaigns, making him a sought-after expert and speaker in the industry.


Robin Mee


Robin Mee is the Founder and CEO of MeeDerby, the leading search firm for the Workforce Solutions ecosystem. She is a passionate advocate of staffing, a volunteer industry leader and a regular speaker at staffing events nationally. Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) has honored Robin many times on the Staffing 100 and the Global Women’s Power 150 lists and in 2016 the American Staffing Association (ASA) recognized Robin with their first-ever Volunteer of The Year award. In late 2023, Robin was named to the American Staffing Association Board of Directors for 2024. Robin is a vocal supporter of Women in Leadership and issues of Diversity and Inclusion, and MeeDerby a sponsor of the ASA’s Women in Leadership Interest Group and Women of Color in Staffing. Staffing companies have voted MeeDerby a Best of Staffing firm 13 times for Client satisfaction in the annual ClearlyRated survey. Robin is a co-author with 14 other women staffing leaders of Together We Rise, whose initial proceeds are funding ASA scholarships in support of rising females. Most importantly, Robin and her team at MeeDerby are highly regarded members of the staffing community whose company is a conduit for change, as MeeDerby has helped hundreds of staffing companies grow by hiring top talent, and thousands of staffing professionals elevate their careers.


Kim Whiteley


Kim brings more than 20 years of staffing industry and search experience to MeeDerby.   She leads the day to day operations of MeeDerby supporting the team in placing managers and executives in the staffing industry.  Kim is active with the American Staffing Association (ASA), participating in the Women in Leadership Council, The Mentor/Mentee Program, former Chair of the Direct Hire Council and a 2023 advisor to the Women’s Business Colloraberative’s (WBC) Staffing Workstream.  Kim is active in her community as a board member with SHIP (Student Homeless Initiative Partnership), is a volunteer dive coach for her son’s highschool and a committee member of BoyScout Troop 278. Prior to joining MeeDerby, Kim spent 15 years with Spherion in  leadership and revenue driving roles across multiple staffing verticals.


About Mee Derby

MeeDerby is the leading executive search firm specializing in Staffing and Workforce Solutions. Since 1988 we have completed over 3,000 Executive and Management searches for hundreds of companies from start-ups to the largest global players across every staffing discipline. MeeDerby is deeply embedded into the Workforce Solutions Ecosystem and is a 14 times winner of the prestigious ClearlyRated Best of Staffing Client Award.

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