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Plan Your Professional Development for Staffing World 2021—Session Descriptions Are Online

Get information about the educational sessions planned for Staffing World® 2021, where the staffing community comes together to make strategic connections and get solutions that fuel growth and success. The theme for this year’s event is “Better Together, Stronger Ahead.”

Session descriptions for this year’s annual convention and expo are now available at staffingworld.net. Get the details about more than 20 educational sessions—including three powerful keynote presentations—and plan your professional development experience. Staffing World takes place Sept. 28–30 this year at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Denver. Register today for the best rate available at staffingworld.net.

Court Dismisses Background Check Class Action Against Staffing Firms

A Georgia District Court recently denied class certification in a Fair Credit Reporting Act class action case against two staffing firms, holding that although the staffing firm that procured candidates’ background checks was not listed on the FCRA authorization documents, such staffing firm was an authorized agent of the listed staffing firm. Therefore, the staffing firm defendants fulfilled the FCRA’s statutory notice and authorization prerequisites and the plaintiff lacked standing to bring the class action.

Staffing firms conducting and using criminal background checks are subject to complex requirements, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act and guidelines from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and staffing firms should carefully review their FCRA disclosure documents with knowledgeable legal counsel to ensure compliance. Read more at americanstaffing.net.

One Week Left to Register for Staffing World at the Lowest Rate Available

The ASA convention and expo is where the staffing community comes together to make strategic connections and get solutions that fuel growth and success. Staffing World® 2021 takes place in person, Sept. 28–30, at the beautiful Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center. The theme for this year’s event is “Better Together, Stronger Ahead.” 

Register online by June 15 for the lowest rate available. There are also group discounts as well as special alumni rates for those who attended virtually last year. Learn more and register today at staffingworld.net.

Commit to Safety During National Safety Month: Week Two

June is National Safety Month, and the National Safety Council is offering free materials to keep your workers engaged in safety preparations. The theme for this week is “Address Ongoing Covid-19 Safety Concerns.” As the pandemic continues, employers play an important role in expanding operations and returning remote workers to physical workspaces, building trust around vaccines, supporting mental health, and much more.

Protecting temporary worker safety and well-being is a top priority for ASA, and the association is proud to partner with NSC in promoting the 25th anniversary of National Safety Month.

Free ASA State of the Industry Webinar This Month

ASA and ClearlyRated, the association’s satisfaction survey partner, will present the second ASA State of the Industry webinar of 2021 on Tuesday, June 29, 3–4 p.m. Eastern time.

More than a year past the industry’s Covid-19-induced contraction, many firms are back on a trajectory of growth, effectively navigating economic uncertainty to serve clients, talent, and internal staff better than ever. Get strategies for accelerating your firm’s growth, as well as the latest industry research and legislative updates to keep you compliant and growing.

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.

ASA Offers Vaccine Literacy Resources for Staffing Firms

As part of its continued effort to support staffing firms’ response to Covid-19, ASA has launched the Vaccine Literacy Resources for Staffing Firms web page. The site provides valuable downloads and links employers can use to engage and educate workers about Covid-19 vaccines. ASA partnered with the Health Action Alliance to share these free resources, including a quick-start guide, sample communications, vaccine FAQs, a social media tool kit, and more.

Research shows that businesses and employers are a trusted source of information and are well-suited to advance vaccine literacy efforts. The vaccine literacy site also links to National Safety Council resources, developed by NSC’s “SAFER: Safe Actions for Employee Returns” taskforce.

Visit the Vaccine Literacy Resources page today and check back regularly for updates—ASA will post new resources as they become available.

Staffing World: Register by June 15 for the Lowest Rate Available

Staffing World® 2021 returns to an in-person event, Sept. 28–30, at the beautiful Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center. Headliners Sekou Andrews, Susan Salka, and Rita McGrath will deliver this year’s keynote presentations—learn more about them and what they have in store for the Staffing World audience. Plus, check out the preconvention programs that are planned on women in leadership, technology to power your business, and growth strategies for owners.

Register online by June 15 for the lowest rate available. There are also group discounts as well as special alumni rates for those who attended virtually last year. Learn more and register today at staffingworld.net.

ASA and Industry Advocacy Thwart Two California Bills Affecting Staffing

As the California legislature approached its deadline for moving bills from the house of origin to the second house, advocacy efforts led by ASA, its affiliated chapter California Staffing Professionals, and California lobbyist Mike Robson of Edelstein Gilbert Robson & Smith LLC were instrumental in derailing two California bills that would have had a major negative impact on the staffing industry.

AB 650 would have required covered employers, including health care staffing agencies, to pay hazard pay retention bonuses in 2022. AB 1192 would have required large employers to annually collect and submit wage and other worker-related statistics to the Labor and Workforce Development Agency.

The staffing industry worked with several business groups and trade associations, including the California Hospital Association, in opposing AB 650, urging lawmakers to reject the bill due to its cost implications. Regarding AB 1192, ASA and CSP argued that, given the varying nature of temporary assignments, temporary worker wage and other metrics submitted by staffing agencies would be misleading.

Following weeks of discussions and negotiations, both AB 650 and AB 1192 were moved to the inactive file, meaning they will not be taken up this year. Both bills can be reconsidered during the 2022 legislative session and ASA will re-engage if necessary next year.

ASA Staffing Index Offers Up-to-Date View of Staffing Employment

Looking for real-time data on staffing employment? The ASA Staffing Index reports weekly changes in the number of people employed in temporary and contract work, now including Staffing Starts (new assignments). The data will help your firm evaluate its performance against a national metric on both a weekly and long-term basis.

All staffing firms with U.S. operations are invited to participate in the ASA Staffing Index survey. Every Tuesday, participants receive an email with the results of the weekly survey, including figures by company size, and access to historical data and new dynamic charts. These data, which are not available anywhere else, allow staffing firms to compare how their business is doing on a weekly basis relative to similarly sized firms in the industry. There are no fees to participate in the five-question survey.

Don’t get stuck with outdated or unreliable data—sign up to participate in the ASA Staffing Index and receive the most up-to-date information about the staffing industry. For more information about the index, visit americanstaffing.net/staffing-index.

Welcome New Members

The ASA board of directors and staff welcome the following new members, which joined during the week ending May 30.

Atlas MedStaff LLC
Omaha, NE

Employ Partners
Marietta, GA

NRS Staffing LLC
Fredericksburg, VA

PIL&M Inc.
North Highlands, CA

Victory Agency
Fort Myers, FL