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Staffing World Wraps Up Today

The fourth and final day of Staffing World® 2020, an immersive virtual experience, gets started today at 12:45 p.m. Eastern time with workshops, Game Changer sessions, and time to network with exhibitors and colleagues. At 3:30 p.m., don’t miss keynote speaker Carla Harris, vice chairman of global wealth management and senior client adviser at Morgan Stanley (sponsored by Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP). The event then wraps up at a happy hour with exhibitors from 5 to 6 p.m.

Yesterday, for Work Better Wednesday, attendees heard from keynote speaker Marc Morial of National Urban League. His discussion “Tough Lessons Learned: Diversity, Inclusion, Staffing, and Success” (sponsored by Anthem) offered an honest, personal perspective on overcoming the societal and situational challenges staffing firms are facing right now. That was followed by dozens of educational breakout sessions, opportunities for speed coaching meetings, expo hall hours, and more.

It’s not too late to join in the virtual experience—register now at to participate in today’s educational sessions, virtual discussion groups, Coffee House meetups, and more. Register now and you’ll be able to access all the available recordings from all four days of the convention.

Free ASA Webinar Next Week—Dealing With Unconscious Bias

It is not enough to recognize and acknowledge unconscious bias—how can you change your behaviors to be more inclusive? Learn how to create an environment where biases don’t hold people back during the ASA webinar “Discovering and Overcoming Unconscious Bias,” presented by the ASA inclusion, diversity, and equity advocacy interest group. It takes place Tuesday, Oct. 27, 3–4 p.m. Eastern time.

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

Scott Bicksler of Aerotek Named 2020 ASA Volunteer of the Year

ASA today announced that Scott Bicksler, lead safety manager with Aerotek in Rockford, IL, is the 2020 ASA Volunteer of the Year. Bicksler was honored during Staffing World, the association’s annual convention and expo (a virtual event in 2020).

The ASA Volunteer of the Year program, launched in 2016, recognizes an individual who is an outstanding contributor on an ASA committee, section council, state network, task force, or working group. The recipient is selected through nominations from volunteer peers.

Bicksler is currently co-chairman of the ASA employee safety committee, which he joined in 2013. He also is a volunteer with California Staffing Professionals, an ASA-affiliated chapter. In addition to giving back to ASA, Bicksler is a member of the services sector council of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Occupational Research Agenda, which helps stimulate innovative research and improved workplace practices.

“ASA commends Scott for his outstanding contributions to the association and the U.S. staffing and recruiting industry in the critical area of worker safety,” said Richard Wahlquist, ASA president and chief executive officer. “During his eight years as a volunteer, Scott has shown us all his passion and commitment to workplace safety. His vast experience with the staffing industry and deep knowledge of best practices in safety and risk mitigation—as well as his industry advocacy with regulators at the state and federal levels—have won the respect of his colleagues and ASA staff who view him as an excellent leader of the employee safety committee.”

The Latest From Your Colleagues on ASA Central

ASA Central—the dynamic online community just for staffing professionals—is home to more than 20,000 staffing professional profiles and countless ongoing industry conversations.

This week, take a look at your colleagues’ discussions and some of the blogs they’ve posted on ASA Central:

Get involved with the community—update your profile today so you can network with colleagues, join a section community, recommend and comment on your colleagues’ posts, and share your own blog or discussion post. Log in to ASA Central now.