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Participate in the ASA Quarterly Staffing Employment and Sales Survey

The association’s quarterly Staffing Employment and Sales Survey for the fourth quarter of 2022 is now open. Staffing companies that complete the brief survey—including search and placement firms—will have access to an exclusive report on the results, enhanced with graphs. The report, which participants can download from the ASA website, also includes an executive summary, plus sales category and sector-level data.

The data collected by this survey enable ASA to track staffing sales and gross margin trends and provide direct hire metrics. Participate in the Staffing Employment and Sales Survey by Feb. 24 to get the staffing industry information you’re looking for.

Register to take the survey, or view the questionnaire, at If you have questions or did not receive a survey link, email There are no fees to participate.

California Publishes SB 1162 Pay Data Reporting FAQs, Reflecting ASA Input

Yesterday, the California Civil Rights Department published answers to frequently asked questions on SB 1162, a law enacted last year requiring staffing agencies to report to the state temporary employees’ annual “pay data” by race, ethnicity, and sex, and also requiring staffing agency clients to submit separate reports covering the employees provided by staffing agencies.

The FAQs follow a Nov. 8, 2022, meeting between ASA representatives and Adam Romero, deputy director of executive programs for CRD. The purpose of the meeting was to clarify several items of importance to the staffing industry. ASA asserted that SB 1162 requires employers (staffing agencies and clients) to report on staffing agency temporary employees assigned during a particular snapshot period, rather than all employees who were assigned within a year. ASA also requested relief from having to provide race, ethnicity, and sex data on employees for the 2022 reporting year, given that the industry has never had to provide such data and most agencies do not have processes in place for obtaining it.

The FAQs favorably reflect input from ASA. They confirm that staffing agencies and clients must report pay data only for a single “snapshot period,” or pay period, between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 of each reporting year. CRD encourages staffing agencies and their clients to collaborate on selecting a snapshot period for pay data reporting purposes. Thus, staffing agencies and clients should work together to select a snapshot period, occurring between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2022, for the 2023 filing deadline of May 10, 2023.

Second, for reporting year 2022, staffing agencies and clients can report “unknown” with respect to temporary employees’ race, ethnicity, and gender, where that information is indeed unknown and not reasonably obtainable before the filing deadline. The FAQs add that staffing agencies and clients should not expect this option in the future, and that they should implement plans to obtain accurate information from employees for subsequent reporting years.

The FAQs also clarify the threshold for determining whether staffing firms and clients are required to submit reports. The FAQs note that if a staffing agency either (a) had 100 or more employees in the snapshot period, or (b) regularly had 100 or more employees during the reporting year, it is required to submit a pay data report. Similarly, the FAQs note that if a client either (a) had 100 or more labor contractor (temporary) employees in the snapshot period—in total from all of its staffing agencies (the FAQs and law refer to such agencies as “labor contractors”), or (b) regularly had 100 or more temporary employees during the reporting year, it is required to submit a labor contractor employee report.

ASA will host an exclusive webinar on the FAQS, featuring CRD representatives, in the coming weeks.

Plan for These Free ASA Webinars Happening This Month

Don’t miss these upcoming ASA webinars that can help you position your business for the year ahead.

Jan. 24—”The Year Ahead: Recruiting Trends That Will Affect Your Firm in 2023
Eric Gregg of ClearlyRated, the association’s satisfaction survey partner, and Daniel Culbertson of Indeed will share industry data and discuss the movements that will shape the year ahead. Register today for this opportunity to hear the latest staffing and recruiting analysis and get ready to charge into 2023 with clarity and purpose. Sponsored by ClearlyRated.

Jan. 31—”Getting to Diversity: What Works and What Doesn’t
Author and Harvard professor Frank Dobbin will look at how employers can open their career systems to promote corporate diversity efforts.

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

Implementing Inclusive Staffing Strategies—Read Staffing Success Magazine

Recruiters who rely on a standard set of tools can miss out on the chance to recruit from populations that are often overlooked. By broadening their efforts to include persons with disabilities, they can access previously untapped talent. In the latest issue of Staffing Success magazine, learn how staffing leaders are successfully recruiting and placing individuals with disabilities.

Access the current issue and back issues of Staffing Success, and other ASA digital publications, at

Welcome New ASA Members

The ASA board of directors and staff welcome the following new members, which joined during the week ending Jan. 15.

Adam Personnel Inc.
New York, NY
ColdStaff LLC
Ontario, CA
Prime Personnel Resources Inc.
Burlington, NC