Mid Atlantic StaffinG ASSOCIATION


Upcoming events

    • October 13, 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Odell Studner, 200 North Warner Rd., King of Prussia, PA

    Join MASA for a networking lunch and panel discussion addressing hot topics with practical take-aways ready for you to take back to your office. 

    Panel topics will include:

    • Recruiting best practices – Where are you finding your best candidates?  Do you find certain job boards work better than others?  Referral program?  Social media?
    • Managing your candidates – Candidates today have many options and multiple interviews.  How are you managing this?
    • Compensation – Are you seeing a raise in salaries/hourly rates?  How are you counseling clients on this issue?
    • Ghosting – There has been a rise in candidate no shows for interviews.  What are you doing to minimize this?
    • Training to sell/market to C suite
    • Growing importance of remote work flexibility
    • Multi-state payroll and international recruiting and payrolling


    Thank you to our panelists:

    John Barry, Manager, Technical Recruiting
    John Barry joined Scientific Search in 2011 and leads our Information Technology Practice. He started his career as PC Technician, achieving numerous certifications from major technology companies like IBM, HP, Dell, and Microsoft. He then moved into business to business sales before transitioning to the recruiting/search industry.

    Since 1996, the searches John has successfully engaged in for clients include sales, engineering, technology architects, developers, project managers, professional services and executive positions up to and including C level. John is a seasoned and dynamic recruiting/search professional with 25+ years’ experience in the IT industry.

    Fun Fact:

    John is a third-degree black belt Martial Arts Instructor.

    Judey Napoli, VP of Staffing

    Judey is a staffing industry veteran! When she joined the Emerson team almost twelve years ago, Judey brought with her another ten years of staffing and HR experience. Having worked on both the staffing and corporate sides of the business, she offers our clients and candidates a unique perspective on recruiting. Her first experience in staffing was with a small staffing firm in Houston, Texas. They, like Emerson, specialized in Administrative/Clerical positions. She worked her way up, managing 2 different offices in the Houston area. 

    Judey's next endeavor was on the corporate side, working for a fortune 100 company in Houston. This gave her the opportunity to understand how business worked on "the inside." She is is currently on Emerson Group's Financial Planning Team and Leadership Team, always streamlining processes and assisting the staff to get to the next level.

    Judey worked with American Staffing Association's "Mentor Match Program" where she mentored entry level recruiters to teach about the different aspects of becoming a great Recruiter. She has worked with The Y's Women's Opportunity Center (related to the Burlington County YMCA), where she was a guest speaker and held multi workshops, helping with resume writing, confidence building interview tips and professionalism in a work environment. In Judey's continued quest to help people, she is also a part of Hopeworks, a Camden City-based youth group, where she held workshops to help with interviewing Skills, resume writing and how to network. She has also run multiple clothing drives for the group, to "dress for success!"

    Gregg Podolski, VP Direct Hire Division

    The Vice President of Emerson Group’s Direct Hire Division, Gregg Podolski recruits across all industries and position types within the South Jersey and Greater Philadelphia market. Gregg has over 15 years of agency recruitment experience, including 4 years in the healthcare sector before joining Emerson Group. When he’s not working to find the best candidates for his clients, he’s a writer whose debut novel, aptly titled THE RECRUITER, debuts in 2024 from Blackstone Publishing.

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