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Staffing Industry Diversity and Inclusion Survey Closes Tomorrow

ASA is a founding member of the Women Business Collaborative Staffing Leadership Council, which is working to accelerate diversity, equity, and inclusion in the staffing and recruiting industry. As part of its efforts to address issues of gender parity and equity, WBC is conducting an industry-wide survey to collect data on social identities of women in staffing.

The Benchmarking Gender Equity in the Staffing Industry survey closes tomorrow. The results will be used to help improve the representation of women in leadership roles in staffing.

Plan for These Free ASA Webinars in September

The next few weeks will be full of free education from ASA. These upcoming ASA webinars can help you understand the implications of the upcoming national elections, the current state of the staffing industry, and more.

Sept. 10—”Disability Inclusion in the Workplace: Increasing Access and Opportunity
Hear a representative of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy share steps that staffing firms can take to increase hiring of candidates with disabilities and utilize disability employment resources.

Sept. 17—ASA State of the Industry Webinar “Third Quarter Update for Staffing Professionals, Focusing on Job Candidates
Find out about new research on how job candidates navigate their search, and get the tools you need to truly become an employer of choice.

Sept. 29—”How the 2020 Elections Could Affect Business
Get a preview of the upcoming U.S. elections from political analyst Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of the Cook Political Report, and get his insights on what the outcomes could mean for the business community.

Sept. 30—”Maximize Your ASA Membership
Learn how to make the most of the professional development opportunities, legal and legislative resources, benchmarking data, marketing tools, and other benefits of your association membership.

All ASA webinars are free for ASA members, and most qualify for continuing education hours toward ASA certification renewal. To learn more and to register, visit

Guidance on Payroll Tax Deferral Fails to Relieve Employer Liability

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Treasury and U.S. Internal Revenue Service issued guidance implementing the presidential memorandum that was issued Aug. 8 allowing deferral of the employee share of the Social Security payroll tax. The guidance provides little detail and does not allay employer fears that they will be held liable if employees fail to pay the deferred tax. As a result, most employers are likely to continue withholding and paying the tax rather than deferring it.