Free Webinar on Staffing Industry Legislative and Regulatory Issues
Get Ready for National Staffing Employee Week—Next Week
Dataskill to Acquire Staffing Innovations
San Diego Business Journal (09/07/12) Julie Gallant
San Diego-based business intelligence and predictive analytics company Dataskill will acquire Staffing Innovations, a recruiting and staffing firm for Internet technology professionals, for an undisclosed sum. Dataskill is seeking to capture local talent in business intelligence and big data analysis. With the acquisition, Dataskill will have access to Staffing Innovations’ health care, technology, aerospace, and finance company clients.
Service Sector Growth Rises in August: ISM
Reuters (09/06/12) Jonathan Spicer
The Institute for Supply Management said Thursday that its services index for August rose to 53.7 from 52.6 in July. A reading above 50 means the sector is expanding. ISM’s employment gauge rose to its highest level since April, reaching 53.8 from a July reading of 49.3, which was the lowest level in almost a year.
Colorado Springs Men Challenging Staffing Fraud Convictions
Six men from Colorado Springs, CO, serving sentences for fraud plan to appeal their convictions. According to prosecutors, the six men—Kendrick Barnes, Gary L. Walker, Demetrius K. Harper, Clinton A. Stewart, David A. Zirpolo, and David A. Banks—defrauded staffing firms of more than $5.1 million. Attorneys for the men say the men will appeal the convictions and ask for a new trial. The men say their rights to a fair and speedy trial were abrogated. The U.S. attorney’s office said they defrauded 42 staffing firms using false statements and false time cards, but the companies set up by the men never paid the invoices from those staffing firms.
ASA for You
Today is the advance registration deadline for Staffing World, the ASA annual convention and expo; it’s your LAST CHANCE to save up to $150 per person when you register at staffingworld.org today.
Join ASA and save even more—ASA members enjoy a significant discount on Staffing World 2012 registration fees.
Is your company prepared for what’s coming next? Succeeding in the staffing business means always being one step ahead of the next industry trend, regulatory shift, or legislative change. Stay ahead of the curve with a free ASAProWebinar. Plan to attend “Staffing Industry Legislative and Regulatory Issues” Tuesday, Sept. 11, 3–4 p.m. Eastern time
The ASA legal team will discuss potential lawsuits resulting from government guidance on the use of criminal background checks, mandates related to the health care reform law that are set to take effect in 2014, possible business changes resulting from the November elections, and other pressing issues that can affect your bottom line.
Register online at americanstaffing.net.
National Staffing Employee Week, Sept. 10–16, honors the contributions of America’s temporary and contract employees. To help firms with their celebrations, ASA offers free celebratory materials on its Web site.
Access these tools at americanstaffing.net/nsew:
- Customizable recognition certificates to distribute to your temporary and contract employees
- Thank-you notes for employees and clients that can be added to employee paychecks, invoices, or e-mail messages
- National Staffing Employee Week graphics that can be posted on your Web site, added to company materials, or used to decorate your office
- A free sample news release, state proclamation document, and journalist invitation
- Links to staffing industry fact sheets and media relations tips
Be sure to watch for the 2013 National Staffing Employee of the Year announcement. The honoree will be revealed on Monday, the first day of National Staffing Employee Week.