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Get Ready for a Staffing Celebration During National Staffing Employee Week 2023

National Staffing Employee Week, the annual celebration that honors the invaluable contributions of temporary and contract employees in the staffing industry across the nation, will take place Sept. 11–17.

During National Staffing Employee Week, local associations and industry partners will organize a series of events and activities aimed at honoring and recognizing the valuable contributions and achievements of temporary and contract employees. The week kicks off with the official announcement of the 2024 National Staffing Employee of the Year, along with All-Stars identified in major economic sectors.

“National Staffing Employee Week is a time for the staffing, recruiting, and talent solutions industry to celebrate the millions of outstanding temporary and contract employees who—every day—contribute to American productivity and the overall economic well-being of our economy,” said Richard Wahlquist, chief executive officer at ASA. “During the second week of September, we invite all businesses, organizations, and staffing firms across the country to recognize the temporary and contract workers who are making a difference in their organizations.”

Free ASA Webinar Today—Staffing Industry Data

Don’t miss the ASA webinar “Staffing STATS—Quarterly Data-Centric Webinar Series.” It takes place today from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern time. Get timely data and hear a reliable analysis of industry research and economic trends based on ASA research and surveys from other industry sources. Sponsored by Essential StaffCARE, an ASA corporate partner.

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

Learn How to Manage Stress at Staffing World

Staffing World®, the ASA annual convention and expo, is where the staffing community comes together to make strategic connections, learn about new strategies, and get solutions that fuel growth and accelerate success.

This year’s event takes place Oct. 3–5 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC, and will feature more than 30 learning sessions in 12 major content categories— including “Banish Burnout: Move From Stress to Success.”

In this lively, interactive session, Janice Litvin shows recruiters and their managers how to manage stress from the inside out. While all attempts to manage stress, such as meditation, sleep, and exercise, are important, Litvin’s banish burnout methodology offers a unique solution for preventing burnout by teaching attendees how to change their behavior from the inside out. Her methodology is based on the premise that you can change your behavior with the desire, awareness, and appropriate tools. That is where her best-selling book, Banish Burnout Toolkit, comes in. Complete with stories, discussion, and exercises, the reader accomplishes this important work of managing their stress to prevent burnout Litvin keeps audiences engaged with stories, humor, and audience interaction.

Get ready to get together with the brightest minds in the staffing community this fall. Review the agenda, read through the session descriptions, and then visit for more information and to register at the best available rate.

Stricter IRS Enforcement of ACA Rules Means Employers Should Rethink Their Compliance Efforts

In the past several years, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service has taken an increasingly close look at the annual employer reports required by the Affordable Care Act to determine employer compliance with the ACA’s “pay or play” rules. Until recently, reporting discrepancies tended to be fairly easy to resolve. Beginning with the 2020 reporting year, however, the effort required to respond to IRS inquiries has steadily increased to the point where employers need to rethink their compliance efforts. But there are practical steps staffing firms can take to help comply with the ACA employer rules in light of the growing IRS scrutiny.