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Free ASA Webinar Today—Understanding the American Workforce

Don’t miss the ASA webinar “Employbridge Presents the 2024 Voice of the American Workforce Survey.” It takes place today from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern time. Find out ways to attract, motivate, and retain hourly employees when ASA chair Joanie Bily, Employbridge’s division president and chief workforce analyst, presents a preview of the results from the latest Employbridge Voice of the American Workforce Survey, one of the nation’s largest and longest-running surveys of America’s hourly workers.

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 americanstaffing.net.

Free ASA Webinar Tomorrow—Understanding the American Workforce

Don’t miss tomorrow’s ASA webinar “Employbridge Presents the 2024 Voice of the American Workforce Survey,” 2–3 p.m. Eastern time. Find out ways to attract, motivate, and retain hourly employees when ASA chair Joanie Bily, Employbridge’s division president and chief workforce analyst, presents a preview of the results from the latest Employbridge Voice of the American Workforce Survey, one of the nation’s largest and longest-running surveys of America’s hourly workers.

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 americanstaffing.net.

Free ASA Webinar Today—Health Care Staffing Strategies

Don’t miss the ASA webinar “Navigating the Evolving Landscape of Health Care: Trends, Challenges, and Strategies for Success in 2024.” It takes place today from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern time. Advisory Board’s Vidal Seegobin will explore the top trends affecting health systems, offer guidance on identifying which trends matter most, and share strategies for responding to these trends and ensuring future readiness.

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 americanstaffing.net.

Free ASA Webinar Tomorrow—Health Care Staffing Strategies

Don’t miss tomorrow’s ASA webinar “Navigating the Evolving Landscape of Health Care: Trends, Challenges, and Strategies for Success in 2024,” 2–3 p.m. Eastern time. Advisory Board’s Vidal Seegobin will explore the top trends affecting health systems, offer guidance on identifying which trends matter most, and share strategies for responding to these trends and ensuring future readiness.

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 americanstaffing.net.

Welcome New ASA Members

The ASA board of directors and staff welcome the following new members, which joined during the week ending March 31.

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The Latest From Your Colleagues on ASA Central

ASA Central—the dynamic online community just for staffing professionals—is home to more than 27,000 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.

Don’t Miss Corrie LoGiudice at THRIVE Virtual Next Month

THRIVE virtual is an empowering event designed exclusively for women in the staffing industry. You’ll get inspiration from keynote speakers such as Corrie LoGiudice, explore breakout sessions tailored to empowering women in staffing, and network with like-minded and supportive peers.

The half-day online event, presented by the ASA women in leadership interest group, takes place Thursday, May 2, 1:30─6 p.m. Eastern time. Visit americanstaffing.net/thrive to learn more and register.

Did You Know an Employee Handbook Can Be Legally Binding?

In some situations, courts have interpreted employee handbooks as creating either express or implied contracts, particularly if they contain provisions that could legally and reasonably suggest that the employer and the employee intended to bind each other by the handbook’s contents. Do you know how to comply with human resource-related policies and protect your company?

A session at the upcoming ASA Staffing Law & Compliance Conference will deliver best practices and legal compliance strategies for employee policies and handbooks. “Employee Handbooks and HR Policies for Staffing Firms: What’s New, What’s Harmful, and What’s Missing,” presented by Deborah R. Pierce, Esq., SPHR, of Integrity Staffing Solutions and Evan M. Rosen, Esq., of Jackson Lewis PC, will look at how to customize your policies for the unique intricacies of the staffing business. Come away with the “must-have” language; learn which clauses to include or change; decide whether you should have separate handbooks for temporary workers and corporate employees; and adopt critical staffing-specific policies. This session will also cover recent changes to state and local laws and how national or regional staffing companies should address the myriad laws that must now be addressed in company policies and employee handbooks.

The 2024 ASA Staffing Law & Compliance Conference is not just for lawyers—programming is designed for staffing firm owners and executives, human resource professionals, compliance managers, recruiters, and attorneys. It takes place May 16–17 at the Westin Washington, DC, Downtown in Washington, DC. Visit staffinglawconference.net to register at the best rates available.

Find Pay Rate Benchmarks for Your Area With the Expanded Temporary Help Wage Tool

Get employment and wage estimates for more than 800 occupations nationwide, by state and by metropolitan statistical area, with a view of the temporary help services industry. The ASA Temporary Help Wage Tool has been updated and now is available as an easy-to-download Excel file.

This resource can help you inform strategic decisions and support discussions with clients regarding pay rates for specific jobs—benchmark temporary and contract worker wages, compare staffing industry wages and employment with all industries, and get data on pay rates for specific jobs. To get more information and download the tool, visit americanstaffing.net/wage-tool.

Did You Miss This Week’s WEBO?

The Weekly Economic & Business Outlook—or WEBO—is a new resource from ASA that goes out to member email boxes every Tuesday morning. This powerful and targeted data and analysis tool features weekly analysis designed to deliver the data-driven intelligence and forward-looking business acumen ASA members need to track trends and capitalize on opportunities.

ASA researchers examine trends within the staffing industry, as well as developments within the broader economy, and then deliver succinct takeaways that can help drive strategic business decisions. Make sure you receive ASA research emails, including the weekly WEBO, by clicking the “Unsubscribe/Manage Email Preferences” link at the bottom of this email and opting in to research content—and be sure to allow emails from research@americanstaffing.net so you don’t miss this valuable new member benefit.