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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 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.

Free ASA Webinar Tomorrow—Direct Hire Staffing

Don’t miss tomorrow’s ASA webinar “ASA Direct Hire Staffing Series, Part 1: Top Performer Panel,” 3–4 p.m. Eastern time. Hear from some of the top recruiters in the direct hire sector about how they grow their businesses and what recruiting best practices they follow.

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—Invest in Employees’ Financial Wellness

Don’t miss the ASA webinar “Financial Wellness and Flexible Wage Access for Temporary and Contract Employees.” It takes place today from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time. Find out how providing financial literacy programs to temporary and contract employees can result in a more productive and dedicated workforce for your firm.

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—Invest in Employees’ Financial Wellness

Don’t miss tomorrow’s ASA webinar “Financial Wellness and Flexible Wage Access for Temporary and Contract Employees,” 3–4 p.m. Eastern time. Find out how providing financial literacy programs to temporary and contract employees can result in a more productive and dedicated workforce for your firm.

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—Using ASA Data to Navigate Covid Protocols

Don’t miss the ASA webinar “Staffing STATS—Data-Centric Webinar Series: Return to Work and the Privacy Paradox.” It takes place today from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern time.

ASA data expert Cynthia Davidson will review the results of the ASA Workforce Monitor® survey, which polled U.S. workers about their opinions on Covid-19 vaccination status, mask-wearing in the workplace, and much more—plus she’ll interview two staffing firm executives on how their companies are addressing the challenges.

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.

Get Free Staffing Employment and Sales Data—Participate in the ASA Quarterly Survey

Don’t miss your chance to get the staffing and recruiting data you need. The association’s quarterly Staffing Employment and Sales Survey for the second quarter of 2021 is now open. Participate in the survey and compare how your company is doing with similar-sized companies and firms within your industry sector.

After completing the survey, you will be able to access an exclusive online report archive, which includes benchmarks for the number of direct hire searches and permanent placements, sector-specific gross margin trends, and payroll and productivity metrics by company size. Participate by Sept. 9 to get the staffing industry information you’re looking for.

Register to take the survey at americanstaffing.net/quarterly-survey. If you have questions or did not receive a survey link, email research@americanstaffing.net. There are no fees to participate.

ASA Staffing Index: July Staffing Employment Recovers From Holiday

After two weeks of holiday-related declines, the ASA Staffing Index for July 12–18 rebounded (+3.9%) from the prior week—reaching a rounded value of 97. Despite the recovery, many staffing firms cited the ongoing effects of Covid-19 as a factor limiting further employment growth. Staffing jobs were up 36% from the same week last year, a significantly narrower year-to-year gap compared with the average of 49% seen over the previous 15 weeks.

New starts surged 10.2% on average, with half (52%) of staffing companies reporting gains in new assignments week-to-week.

The ASA Staffing Index four-week moving average held at a value of 96. Temporary and contract staffing employment from mid-June through mid-July grew 38% compared with the same period in 2020, also narrower than the average year-to-year gap of 47% from the prior 15 reporting periods.

“Demand for staffing services has rebounded post-holiday as evidenced by a continued upward trend in temporary and contract employment levels,” said Cynthia Davidson, ASA senior director of research.

This week, containing the 12th day of the month, will be used in the July monthly employment situation report scheduled to be issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Aug. 6.

Free ASA Webinar Tomorrow—Using ASA Data to Navigate Covid Protocols

Don’t miss tomorrow’s ASA webinar “Staffing STATS—Data-Centric Webinar Series: Return to Work and the Privacy Paradox,” 2–3 p.m. Eastern time. Learn about the latest findings from the ASA Workforce Monitor® survey, which polled U.S. workers about their opinions on Covid-19 vaccination status, mask-wearing in the workplace, and much more.

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.

Why You Should Attend Staffing World in Denver This Fall

Reunite with the staffing community in person this fall at Staffing World® 2021, the ASA annual convention and expo.

Make strategic connections that fuel growth and success, collaborate with peers during interactive sessions, get valuable insights from business thinkers, and more—it all takes place in person Sept. 28–30 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Denver.

Visit staffingworld.net to see the full agenda, review session descriptions, and register.

Job Seekers Are Looking—Make Sure They’ll Work With You

The new Candidate Sentiment Study from ASA reveals a sense of optimism about employment and job-related opportunities as the nation continues to fight Covid-19.

The data from the survey indicate that both active and passive job seekers expect to be working for a new company in the next 12 months. Get those candidates to work with your firm—use the findings detailed in the study report to make sure your firm has a successful 2021.

The report is available for purchase now, and ASA members receive a discount. Get more information at americanstaffing.net/candidate-sentiment-study.