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Take Advantage of ASA Resources—Get Employees Back to Work Safely

As part of a global endeavor to help employees return safely to work amid the pandemic, ASA launched the Safely Back to Work initiative to lead efforts in the U.S. The initiative and website at americanstaffing.net/safelybacktowork are based on the association’s work with the World Employment Confederation, Adecco Group, ManpowerGroup, and Randstad NV.

The result is an online collection of safety-focused resources for employers and a high-profile pledge to the safety of all employees who are returning to job sites. ASA urges all of its members to download and use the free resources and take the pledge.

  • Download the ASA Safely Back to Work Best Practice Protocols, which include 77 measures to help further employee safety in different industry sectors and work environments.
  • Download the Covid-19 Safety Checklist, developed specifically for staffing company use by the law firm Seyfarth Shaw.
  • Take the Safely Back to Work Pledge to show your company’s commitment to the health and welfare of your corporate and temporary and contract employees.

Once you submit your pledge to safety, your name and company name will appear in a real-time leaderboard on the page. Share your commitment on social media channels and encourage your colleagues to do the same. The Safely Back to Work site provides a variety of graphics for use on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and ASA Central. Use the hashtag #SafelyBackToWork and tag @StaffingTweets.

ASA Staffing Index: December Staffing Employment Remains at Record Levels

Staffing employment for the week of Dec. 6–12 edged up 0.7% from the previous week, increasing the ASA Staffing Index to a rounded value of 108. This marks the thirteenth consecutive week in which the index has measured 100 or greater, an achievement that has only occurred once before in 2014. Several staffing firms cited seasonal business fluctuations and Covid-19 as factors limiting further growth in temporary and contract staffing employment. There were 18.3% more staffing jobs compared with the same week in 2020.

Following the prior week’s surge, new starts contracted 8.4% on average, with a third of staffing companies reporting gains in new assignments week-to-week.

This week, containing the 12th day of the month, will be used in the December monthly employment situation report scheduled to be issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Jan. 7.

Save 15% on Onboarding Courses on ASA Learn—December Only!

Industry onboarding courses from ASA have been specifically designed for staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions professionals—and can help your company boost its new hire training program. Whether you are training team members new to the staffing industry or offering a refresher to skilled professionals, these courses are a great way to ensure your team is armed with the most up-to-date and valuable information about the industry.

The online course modules include “Introduction to the Staffing Industry,” “Fundamentals of Sales,” and “Fundamentals of Recruiting.” Learn more on ASA Learn.

Right now is the perfect time to invest in yourself, your company, and your future success. During the December sale, you’ll receive a 15% discount when you use the discount code HOLIDAY21 in the ASA Store. (The discount cannot be applied to renewal fees.) The sale ends Dec. 31.

Get Insights From the 2021 Staffing Industry Playbook

The highly anticipated Staffing Industry Playbook, an annual economic analysis of the staffing industry, was recently released by ASA. The playbook provides data-driven information and insights that are critical to strategic planning and business development—in a user-friendly format—so you can understand the U.S. staffing and recruiting industry during the current economic disruption and evaluate where it’s headed.

You can also get a look at the major takeaways from the Staffing Industry Playbook in the on-demand Staffing STATS webinar series, sponsored by Essential StaffCARE. Visit americanstaffing.net/webinars to view it.

Plus, you can download charts and figures to share with clients and the media—visit americanstaffing.net/playbook.

Staffing Employment Rebounds in Third Quarter

U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 2.7 million temporary and contract workers per week in the third quarter of 2021, according to data released today by the American Staffing Association—up approximately 90,600 from the second quarter.

“The staffing industry is playing an increasingly important role in today’s labor market by providing talent sourcing expertise and workforce flexibility to employers in need of workers, and helping candidates find roles that are the right fit,” said Richard Wahlquist, ASA president and chief executive officer.

On a year-to-year basis, staffing jobs rose 15.2% in the third quarter of 2021 from the same period in 2020—which was still early in the economy’s recovery from the initial hit of the Covid-19 pandemic. Temporary and contract staffing sales totaled $36.1 billion in the third quarter, an increase of 21.8% from the third quarter of 2020.

Save 15% on ASA Products Through the End of This Month

Right now is the perfect time to invest in yourself, your company, and your future success. Through Dec. 31, you’ll receive a 15% discount on ASA education and research products—Certified Staffing Professional®, Technical Services CertifiedSM, Certified Search Consultant®, or Certified Health Care Staffing Professional® exam packages; professional onboarding courses on ASA Learn; and industry data and survey results such as the 2020 Candidate Sentiment Study.

Get your 15% discount by using the code HOLIDAY21 in the ASA Store. (The discount cannot be applied to renewal fees.) The sale ends Dec. 31.

Save 15% on ASA Products Through the End of This Month

Right now is the perfect time to invest in yourself, your company, and your future success. Through Dec. 31, you’ll receive a 15% discount on ASA education and research products—Certified Staffing Professional®, Technical Services CertifiedSM, Certified Search Consultant®, or Certified Health Care Staffing Professional® exam packages; professional onboarding courses on ASA Learn; and industry data and survey results such as the 2020 Candidate Sentiment Study.

Get your 15% discount by using the code HOLIDAY21 in the ASA Store. (The discount cannot be applied to renewal fees.) The sale ends Dec. 31.

Free ASA Webinar Today—Planning for Consistent Growth

Don’t miss the ASA webinar “Three Plans to Implement Now for Consistent Growth.” It takes place today from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern time. ASA past chairman Susie Dietrich, along with Joel Schaffer, will share moves your firm should make to increase employee engagement, retain talent, and create sustainable growth.

All ASA webinars are free for ASA members—has your company renewed its membership for 2022? Don’t let your member benefits lapse. Renew today at americanstaffing.net/renew.

Most ASA webinars qualify for continuing education hours toward ASA certification renewal. To learn more and to register, visit americanstaffing.net.

Free ASA Webinar Tomorrow—Planning for Consistent Growth

Don’t miss tomorrow’s ASA webinar “Three Plans to Implement Now for Consistent Growth,” 2–3 p.m. Eastern time. ASA past chairman Susie Dietrich, along with Joel Schaffer, will share moves your firm should make to increase employee engagement, retain talent, and create sustainable growth.

All ASA webinars are free for ASA members—has your company renewed its membership for 2022? Don’t let your member benefits lapse. Renew today at americanstaffing.net/renew.

Most ASA webinars qualify for continuing education hours toward ASA certification renewal. To learn more and to register, visit americanstaffing.net.

Learn From Success Stories—Read Staffing Success Magazine

The ASA Elevate Awards highlight the staffing industry’s most innovative and effective training programs for temporary and contract workers, which are helping to empower talent and build a better and stronger workforce. In the latest issue of Staffing Success magazine, learn from this year’s success stories and make some of these strategies your own.

ASA members can access the current issue and back issues of Staffing Success, and other ASA digital publications, at americanstaffing.net/digital. Has your company renewed its membership for 2022? Don’t let your member benefits lapse. Renew today at americanstaffing.net/renew.