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Elevate Women in the Industry—Attend THRIVE, a Virtual Event

Are you a woman looking for ways to grow your leadership skills and expand your professional reach? THRIVE Virtual will deliver a powerful program featuring inspiring presenters from throughout the staffing industry, who will share lessons learned and effective growth strategies that have propelled their careers.

Brought to you by the ASA women in leadership interest group, it takes place Thursday, April 27, from 1:30 to 6 p.m. Eastern time. Learn more and register at americanstaffing.net—rates will increase after March 17.

The women in leadership interest group is sponsored by ASA corporate partners Bullhorn, ClearlyRated, and Essential StaffCARE, and by Assurance, ClearEdge Marketing, Mee Derby, Sense, Textkernel, WorkLlama, and WorkN.

Get Expert Insight Into Recent Legal Decisions at the ASA Staffing Law Conference

The 2023 ASA Staffing Law Conference takes place May 18–19 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, DC. It’s the only event dedicated exclusively to the legal and regulatory issues facing staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions companies, and will feature the popular session “You Be the Judge: Top Staffing Cases of 2022.”

Lawyers will present facts and legal arguments from some of the most important staffing litigation of the past year—and give you a chance to decide the outcome.

Visit staffinglawconference.net to reserve your spot.

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 fourth quarter of 2022 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 Feb. 24 to get the staffing industry information you’re looking for—there are no fees to participate.

Just Posted: Staffing Law Conference Agenda

At the ASA Staffing Law Conference, you’ll hear from subject matter experts on the industry’s most pressing topics—including artificial intelligence, nonsolicitation and noncompete agreements, pay transparency laws, remote work, and more. Check out the newly posted agenda for the only event dedicated exclusively to the legal and regulatory issues facing staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions companies—all happening May 18–19 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, DC.

Visit staffinglawconference.net  to see how the ASA legal team has maximized one-and-a-half days to give you the best legal bang for your buck, then reserve your spot today.

Proposals Due Tomorrow—Present Your Ideas at Staffing World 2023

Share your insights with the ASA community in 2023. Submit a presentation idea for Staffing World®, the ASA annual convention and expo, which takes place Oct. 3–5 in Charlotte, NC.

ASA is looking for subject matter experts in the staffing industry to present for Staffing World breakout sessions—concurrent, interactive sessions between 45 and 75 minutes long—as well as for ASA Webinars. Submissions are due tomorrow, Jan. 31.

ASA also is accepting proposals for Staffing World Knowledge Hub Tech Talks and Speed Talks; the deadline for those submissions is May 31. For more information and to start your submission, visit americanstaffing.net.

Don’t Miss the Staffing-Specific Legal Learning at the ASA Staffing Law Conference

At the ASA Staffing Law Conference, you’ll hear from subject matter experts on the industry’s most pressing topics—including artificial intelligence, nonsolicitation and noncompete agreements, pay transparency laws, and remote work.

This is the only event dedicated exclusively to the legal and regulatory issues facing staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions companies—and it all happens May 18–19 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, DC.

Take a look at the session descriptions, then visit staffinglawconference.net to reserve your spot.

Free ASA Webinar Next Week—California’s Pay Data Reporting Requirements

The California Civil Rights Department recently published answers to frequently asked questions on SB 1162, a law enacted last year requiring staffing agencies and their clients to report temporary employee pay data to the state.

Learn about the law’s requirements from Adam P. Romero of the California Civil Rights Department during the ASA webinar “California’s Pay Data Reporting Law, SB 1162: Your Questions Answered.” It takes place Thursday, Feb. 2, 2–3:30 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.

ASA Staffing Index: Staffing Employment Rebounds in January

Staffing employment rebounded further in the week of Jan. 8–15, increasing by 3.4%, bringing the ASA Staffing Index to a rounded value of 101. Several staffing companies mentioned a holiday as a barrier to preventing further growth. Staffing jobs were up 0.2% from the same week last year.

New starts rose in the second week of the year, increasing by 7.0% from the prior week. More than half of staffing companies (53%) reported gains in new assignments week-to-week.

“Staffing employment has followed up a December holiday lull with two weeks of growth, in line with the typical seasonal pattern,” said Tim Hulley, ASA assistant director of research.

The ASA Staffing Index four-week moving average edged down from the prior week to a rounded value of 95, but temporary and contract staffing employment for the four weeks ending Jan. 15 was 0.2% higher than the same period in 2021.

This week, containing the 12th day of the month, will be used in the January monthly employment situation report scheduled to be issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Feb. 3.

Registration Now Open for the ASA Staffing Law Conference

The ASA Staffing Law Conference is the only event dedicated exclusively to the legal and regulatory issues facing staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions companies. Check out this year’s sessions, which have been developed by the ASA legal team in partnership with top employment law attorneys and experts to deliver the answers your staffing company needs to navigate new legal and regulatory challenges.

The 2023 ASA Staffing Law Conference takes place May 18–19 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, DC. Visit americanstaffing.net for more information and to register.

Participate in the ASA Quarterly Staffing Employment and Sales Survey

The association’s quarterly Staffing Employment and Sales Survey for the fourth quarter of 2022 is now open. 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. The report, which participants can download from the ASA website, also includes an executive summary, plus sales category and sector-level data.

The data collected by this survey enable ASA to track staffing sales and gross margin trends and provide direct hire metrics. Participate in the Staffing Employment and Sales Survey by Feb. 24 to get the staffing industry information you’re looking for.

Register to take the survey, or view the questionnaire, 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.