Online Community

ASA Central

A dynamic online community for ASA members to exchange ideas and best practices, and connect with industry peers in their sector. Visit the site ›
Find Goods & Services

ASA Marketplace

This powerful online resource enables staffing companies to find and access industry supplier information, products and services. Visit the site ›
Daily Publication

Staffing Today Newsletter

Your #1 daily source for news about the workforce industry. With versions available to members and nonmembers. Visit the site ›
Health Care Reform

Affordable Care Act Resources for Staffing

Up-to-date news, resources, interactive tools, and more—all focused on helping ASA members comply with the ACA. Visit the site ›
Advertisers & Exhibitors

Staffing Industry Suppliers

ASA has numerous and diverse marketing opportunities available to help you reach the rapidly growing staffing industry. Visit the site ›
Exclusive Products

ASA Store

From certification packages and study guides to marketing tools and data reports, ASA resources add value to your business. Visit the site ›

Temporary Work Called the New Normal for Many in NH

New Hampshire Union Leader (02/18/13) Barbara Taormina

Many work force analysts say temporary work is the “new normal.” According to the American Staffing Association, 12.9 million people are hired by staffing firms annually, and about 2.8 million people are working at a temporary job on any given work day. Sheri Merrill of Bonney Staffing in New Hampshire says the 2008 recession and the fickle recovery are prompting the demand for temporary employees.

Businesses that rely on staffing firms are spared the costs of health care and other benefits. But staffing firms consider temporary workers their employees, and many offer some benefits. “We do provide certain benefits,” says Nicole Horan, a business manager at Squires Staffing Services in Nashua. “We have a 401(k) plan and paid holidays and sick days.”

Staffing specialists say one of the biggest misconceptions about temporary work is that firms charge fees and shave a significant part of a worker’s salary for their services. “There are no fees, and clients pay market rates for temporary work,” says Horan.

Free ASAPro Webinar Today—Learn Behavioral-Based Interviewing

This afternoon, be sure to attend ASAPro webinar “The Art of Behavioral-Based Interviewing,” 3–4 p.m. Eastern time. Learn how to identify talent before the competition does by using behavioral-based interviewing to evaluate candidates’ skills, talents, and their ability to fit within a client’s culture and work environment.

This webinar is free for ASA members and qualifies for continuing education hours toward ASA certification renewal. Register online at americanstaffing.net.

Employee’s Lack of Diligence in Obtaining Timely Medical Certification Destroys Her FMLA ClaimsM

[row]
[col span=”7″]
This content is for ASA members only.

If you’re already a member, please sign in to read more.
[/col]
[col span=”5″]

Member Sign InLearn About Membership

[/col]
[/row]

Lyons Group to Repay Worker Overtime After Labor Subcontractor Withheld PayM

[row]
[col span=”7″]
This content is for ASA members only.

If you’re already a member, please sign in to read more.
[/col]
[col span=”5″]

Member Sign InLearn About Membership

[/col]
[/row]