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Catch Up on Legal Issues Affecting the Staffing Industry—Read Staffing Law Digest

ASA members can now access the latest issue of Staffing Law digest as a digital edition. The issue includes articles about ASA resources on Covid-19 vaccine and safety requirements, the association’s multiyear partnership agreement with the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to advance protections for temporary workers, and more.

Access the current issue and back issues of Staffing Law digest, and other ASA digital publications, at americanstaffing.net/digital.

Participate in the ASA Quarterly Staffing Employment and Sales Survey

The association’s quarterly Staffing Employment and Sales Survey for the fourth quarter of 2021 is now open. The data collected by this survey enable ASA to track staffing sales and gross margin trends and provide direct hire metrics. 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.

Participate in the Staffing Employment and Sales Survey by Feb. 25 to get the staffing industry information you’re looking for—visit americanstaffing.net/quarterly-survey for more information. There are no fees to participate.

Don’t Miss These Free Virtual Events From the ASA IDEA Group

This month, be sure to attend two free events presented by the ASA inclusion, diversity, and equity advocacy (IDEA) group.

Thursday, Jan. 27—Get insights and inspiration from a panel of women of color in the c-suite during the ASA webinar “Panel Discussion: Women of Color in the Staffing Industry C-Suite,” 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern time. Learn strategies to recruit, retain, and develop leaders from diverse backgrounds; get tips on how companies can advance diversity and inclusion; and find out about the effectiveness of allyship, mentorship, and sponsorship.

Tuesday, Feb. 8—Experience a live Coffee With a Black Guy session, 3–4 p.m. Eastern time. The program was so popular at Staffing World® 2021 that CWABG founder James Joyce III has agreed to return for another discussion so you can learn how to have uncomfortable conversations, how diversity in race and perspectives can add value to the workplace, and how you can build better cross-cultural understanding.

Both events are free for ASA members and qualify for continuing education hours toward ASA certification renewal. To learn more and to register, visit americanstaffing.net. The ASA IDEA group is sponsored by ASA corporate partner Monster and by Anthem, along with supporting sponsors TerraFirma and WorkN.

Welcome New ASA Members

The ASA board of directors and staff welcome the following new members, which joined during the week ending Jan. 9.

McCann Partners LLC
Chicago, IL
Trident Development Corp.
Minneapolis, MN

Staffing Today Returns Jan. 18

In observance of Martin Luther King’s Birthday, ASA headquarters will be closed Monday, Jan. 17. Staffing Today will return Jan. 18.

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.

Meet the Association’s New Chairman—Read Staffing Success Magazine

W. Benjamin Elliott of Randstad North America—more commonly known as Ben—is the new chairman of the American Staffing Association’s board of directors. He says he chose staffing because it was a dynamic growth industry, and even though it has been a challenging time for the staffing industry and for American businesses, he knows there are growth opportunities ahead for the industry.

In the latest issue of Staffing Success magazine, learn more about Elliott and find out how he’s planning to help ASA members capitalize on those opportunities.

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

Track Quarterly and Full-Year Industry Trends—ASA Staffing Employment & Sales Survey Now Open

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 fourth quarter of 2021 is now open. The year-end survey will also include annual benchmarks for 2021.

Complete the survey for access to 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 Feb. 25 to get the staffing industry information you’re looking for. There are no fees to participate.

Register to take the survey at americanstaffing.net/quarterly-survey.

Network Virtually With Your Peers—ASA Section Virtual Networking Calls Begin Next Week

As your staffing firm faces new 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:

  • Industrial section: Tuesday, Jan. 18, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Professional–managerial section: Wednesday, Jan. 19, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Health care section: Thursday, Jan. 20, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Search and placement section: Monday, Feb. 22, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Office–administrative section: Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Engineering, IT, and scientific section: Thursday, Feb. 24, 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.

Free ASA Webinar This Month—Getting Women of Color Into the C-Suite

Studies show that fewer than one-third of corporate leaders are women, even fewer are women of color—and the proportion decreases as the organizational level increases. Find out how companies can advance diversity and inclusion during the ASA webinar “Panel Discussion: Women of Color in the Staffing Industry C-Suite,” presented by the ASA inclusion, diversity, and equity advocacy (IDEA) group. It takes place Thursday, Jan. 27, 2–3 p.m. Eastern time. The ASA IDEA group is sponsored by ASA corporate partner Monster and by Anthem, along with supporting sponsors TerraFirma and WorkN.

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.