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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.

Free ASA Webinar Today—Complying With the ACA Employer Mandate

Don’t miss the ASA webinar “ICHRA: ACA Compliance Without the Downsides.” It takes place today from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern time. For large employers struggling to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate, individual coverage health reimbursement arrangements may be a solution.

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 Your Application Ready—Volunteer With ASA

Are you looking for opportunities to contribute your skills and insights in the staffing industry, and serve as an industry leader? ASA is currently seeking dedicated members for volunteer committees and councils.

ASA needs your skills, insight, and unique perspective so it can continue to provide timely, valuable resources to members. Apply for a volunteer opportunity to work directly with other members, learn about workforce trends and best practices, and build on your experience to become a thought leader with the association. Log in to ASA Central and visit the volunteer page to find an opportunity that fits your interests.

Staffing World 2022 Is Less Than One Month Away

Staffing World®, the ASA annual convention and expo, returns to Las Vegas this fall with a renewed focus on you: your knowledge, your experience, your challenges, and your developmental goals. It all happens Oct. 25–27 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Get the details about the agenda, which has been developed to address the needs of industry professionals and make the event as relevant and impactful as possible, and then register at staffingworld.net.

California Governor Signs Pay Transparency Bill

Yesterday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 1162, which will require staffing agencies to report to the state temporary employees’ annual “pay data” by race, ethnicity, and sex, and also require clients to submit separate reports covering the employees provided by the agency. The bill additionally will require staffing agencies to include pay ranges in job ads. SB 1162 will become effective Jan. 1.

ASA; California Staffing Professionals, an ASA-affiliated chapter; and lobbyists Mike Robson and Bridget McGowan of Edelstein Gilbert Robson & Smith LLC engaged in extensive and prolonged advocacy efforts and were able to amend the bill to remove an extremely onerous provision that would have required clients to advertise job openings to their internal staff before using staffing agencies.

ASA will work with the California Civil Rights Department on clarifying and potentially mitigating FAQs, and will keep members informed of developments.

Network in Your Niche—Virtually

As your staffing firm faces evolving challenges and tries to answer unexpected questions, are you dealing with questions that are specific to your sector of the staffing industry? Get insight from industry peers during a sector-specific peer networking call where you can discuss top-of-mind challenges and devise solutions. Calls are facilitated by volunteers from ASA section communities (participants will not receive official legal updates or guidance regarding Covid-19).

Get the full schedule and register at americanstaffing.net:

  • Office–administrative section: Tuesday, Oct. 4, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Search and placement section: Wednesday, Oct. 5, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Engineering, IT, and scientific section: Thursday, Oct. 6, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Hospitality staffing: Monday, Nov. 14, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time

Networking calls are open to members of ASA sections, which are sector-specific communities that provide resources, webinars, town hall forums, and sector-specific news for member companies and their employees. To join a section, update your profile on ASA Central.

Staffing World 2022: Find Your Focus and Customize Your Experience

In just four weeks, Staffing World®, the ASA annual convention and expo, returns to Las Vegas—Oct. 25–27 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. If you’re still not sure what Staffing World has to offer someone in your specific job role, visit staffingworld.net today and scroll to the Find Your Focus feature. Choose among several staffing roles and then click through to get a customized look at the sessions that best match your content needs. Once your sessions populate, you can easily email the lineup to your colleagues—or to a supervisor who may need to sign off on your Staffing World registration.

Staffing World is the most content-rich event in the industry. Plus, a sold-out expo hall—the largest in the staffing and recruiting business—will deliver new solutions to ensure your company’s success in the year ahead. Register today at staffingworld.net.

Free ASA Webinar Tomorrow—Complying With the ACA Employer Mandate

Don’t miss tomorrow’s ASA webinar “ICHRA: ACA Compliance Without the Downsides,” 2–3 p.m. Eastern time. For large employers struggling to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate, individual coverage health reimbursement arrangements may be a solution.

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.

Learn How to Hire an Inclusive Workforce at Staffing World 2022

Staffing World delivers the most comprehensive, diverse, and engaging learning opportunities in the staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. The convention, which takes place Oct. 25–27 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, features world-renowned keynote speakers and carefully selected learning sessions, including “Cultivating an Organizational Culture of Inclusion Through Empathy and Innovation.”

In the ever-evolving talent landscape, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEI&B) strategies are paramount to meeting business needs and capitalizing on the competitive advantages of DEI&B. In this interactive session, you will learn from the subject-matter experts at Rangam on why empathy, innovation, and technology are fundamental components of DEI&B strategy—most importantly as they pertain to attracting and retaining autistic, neurodivergent, and disabled talent. Learn how these philosophies cultivate an environment that more effectively harnesses the true talents and natural abilities of employees by embracing the authentic self and “screening in” instead of “screening out” candidates. This approach to DEI&B allows the organization and individual to truly thrive. Rangam will share how its holistic workforce solutions guide has helped its clients meet their talent needs. Attendees should prepare to participate in activities designed to apply knowledge gained during the session.

Plan to attend the most comprehensive convention and expo in the staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. Review the agenda, read through the Advance Program, and then register at staffingworld.net.

Free ASA Webinar Next Week—Hiring Workers With Disabilities

Recruiters need a variety of pools from which to recruit, or they’ll keep catching the same fish over and over. Hear about additional places to source a diverse array of qualified candidates—such as formerly incarcerated people, neurodiverse individuals, and people with disabilities—during the ASA webinar “Panel Discussion: Tapping Untapped Talents.” It takes place Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2–3 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 americanstaffing.net.