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The HR Forum was developed for BSA member and participating manufacturer personnel responsible for the HR functions within their company. The 2017 HR Forum has a special focus on Bearing Industry Training and Recruitment.

Opportunities abound and expertise cultivates at the 2017 HR Forum.


  • Hear the future from the source. Industrial Distribution Student Leaders from the University of Alabama Birmingham will participate in a Skype panel discussion.
  • Gain insight from the results of the BSA Industrial Distribution Student Survey

Do you wonder what your future workforce is looking for? Gain insight from the results of the BSA Industrial Distribution Student Survey of University of Nebraska Kearney ID students which will be benchmarked to those from University of Alabama Birmingham students.  Last year’s results indicated:

  • Training is one of the Most Important Factors in choosing their Future Employer
  • 25% of Industrial Distribution Students expect a salary range between $50,000 and $55,000
  • Medical Insurance was ranked the Most Important Benefit, above bonuses and salary increases
  • 93% of Students Surveyed seek their future employer at their University Career Event.

Don't miss this opportunity to benchmark your approach against the preferences and expectations of the future workforce.


Best Practices in Learning and Development will be presented by Ed Holinski, the Director of Talent Development Services at the American Society of Employers (ASE). This presentation will include an overview starting with Business Strategy and then moving to People Strategy, supported by Culture and Capabilities. The presentation will then focus on key programs and shifting the environment to support behavioral change.

Learning Management Systems Presentation will be presented by SAP Success Factors to review and demonstrate a system to improve your training program.


  • Benefit from shared industry experiences.  A highlight of every HR Forum is the opportunity to discuss bearing industry HR best practices with company leaders.

Build essential HR relationships within the bearing industry.

A joint reception and dinner is planned with the BSA Winter meeting attendees that will substantially increase the opportunity to network with industry peers in a casual, more intimate setting.

Click on the buttons to the left for complete information about the forum.

HR Forum Registration Fees:
$280 for BSA Members
$380 for BSA Participating Manufacturers
Attending the BSA Winter Meeting as well? Receive a $50 discount when you register for both events contact for details.

Are you available for Monday lunch? For an additional fee of $50, please register to join us for the BSA group Luncheon and Tips and Trends on Talent Recruitment and Management presented by Bob Akins, formerly of Lockheed Martin

HR Forum registrations and hotel reservations are due on or before December 20, 2016.

Please click here to register On-Line.

Click here to make your reservation online.  Please note: Your online reservation will show the resort fee of $29.00 per night.  The discounted BSA resort fee of $20.00 per night will be adjusted.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your hotel room reservation, please contact Ali Novinger, BSA Association Meeting Manager at 630-858-3838. 
To phone in your reservation call (888)839-9145 and refer to the Bearing Specialists Association to get the negotiated group rate.  

Reservations should be made as soon as possible, but not later than Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.