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Learn How to Manage Remote Work Realities 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 “Best Practices in Navigating Remote Work.”

During this session, legal experts from Taylor English Duma LLP will review the various regulations that came about during the pandemic and let you know which ones are likely to stick. They will also address all the potential legal pitfalls to be aware of as your firm navigates the new world of remote work. For example, did you know if a worker trips and falls down the stairs at their remote office, there could be workers’ compensation issues? This is one session on the modern workplace that you cannot afford to miss.

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

Maximize Your Staffing World Experience—Add a Preconvention Program

Are you ready for the industry’s biggest event, Oct. 25–27 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas? The ASA annual convention and expo will give you the chance to hear from dynamic business leaders and subject matter experts on topics like the future of work, inclusivity, the post-Covid-19 workplace, legal issues, talent acquisition, and more.

Among the new learning opportunities this year are preconvention programs that will take place before the convention begins:

  • THRIVE Live (presented by the ASA women in leadership interest group)
  • The Owner Mindset for Emerging Leaders
  • Owners Peer Group Masterclass (by invitation only)

These preconvention programs take place Monday, Oct. 24, and Tuesday, Oct. 25; separate registration is required. Visit staffingworld.net to learn more, then register at staffingworld.net.

Get Insights From Staffing Industry CEOs 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 “Panel Discussion: Straight Talk From Staffing CEOs.”

During this session, the chief executive officers of EmployBridge, Insight Global, and Randstad North America will field questions from ASA president and CEO Richard Wahlquist as well as Staffing World attendees on a broad breadth of topics, including new opportunities for growth, the potential for an impending economic recession, how diversity and inclusion efforts are changing corporate culture, business disruptions on the horizon, and much more.

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

New Content, New Podcast: See the ASA Staffing Tech Center

Check out the refreshed ASA Staffing Tech Center—featuring a new podcast series exclusively for ASA members. The podcast will be released four episodes at a time on a regular basis and will focus on staffing technology challenges and insights through interviews with leading industry executives. The current series stars Janette Marx of Airswift, who discusses topics such as the largest competitive threats introduced by emerging technologies.

Also in the updated Tech Center: an interactive analysis tool for customizing and honing your staffing company’s tech stack. Use this interactive tool to identify which technologies can have the greatest impact on your business and much more.

Special thanks to the ASA staffing tech taskforce led by chairman Linda Marie Arredondo of Express Employment International; co-chairman Jason Leverant, TSC, CSP, CHP, CSC, of AtWork Group; and past chairman Michael Whitmer of RGF Staffing. ASA will continuously update tech-related resources on the website and report on them in this newsletter.

Last Day to Save on Staffing World Registration Rates

Join your peers at Staffing World, Oct. 25–27 at the MGM Grand Las Vegas—powerful keynotes, valuable breakout sessions, and a community of collaborative staffing professionals are the hallmarks of the ASA annual convention and expo each year. It’s a can’t-miss event for companies large and small and from all sectors of the staffing business.

The early registration rate for Staffing World is only available through today. Register now at staffingworld.net to maximize savings for yourself and your team—the team discount on full registration packages has increased this year to 15%. Make your travel plans and register your team today.

See Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson at Staffing World in Las Vegas—Early Registration Discount Ends Tomorrow

Come together with the staffing community Oct. 25–27 in Las Vegas for Staffing World®, the ASA annual convention and expo. This is your chance to make strategic connections and get solutions to fuel your growth and success—and see Earvin “Magic” Johnson in person when he delivers the opening keynote presentation. Johnson is well known for his achievements as a professional basketball player. He is also a highly successful entrepreneur and motivational speaker with a passion for leadership and diversity.

Be there in person to hear this powerful keynote, as well as a full agenda of education and networking opportunities designed to help you win business and spark growth. Register today to get the lowest rate available—after tomorrow, rates will increase.

ASA Staffing Index: Staffing Employment Bounces Back After Memorial Day

Staffing employment increased in the week of June 6–12, returning to a rounded value of 106 after dipping over the Memorial Day holiday. Increasing 1.7% from the previous week, the ASA Staffing Index set a new record for the month of June. Several staffing companies cited temporary-to-hire conversions or a shortage of available candidates as factors preventing further growth. Staffing jobs were up 9.6% from the same week last year.

The ASA Staffing Index four-week moving average inched down from the prior week but held at a rounded value of 106, as temporary and contract staffing employment for the four weeks ending June 12 was 10.4% higher than the same period in 2021.

New starts grew in the 23rd week of the year, rising 19.4% from the prior week. About two in three staffing companies reported gains in new assignments week-to-week.

“Staffing employment remains at historic levels,” said Tim Hulley, ASA assistant director of research. “Fierce competition for talent has translated to sustained demand for staffing and recruiting services.”

This week, containing the 12th day of the month, will be used in the June monthly employment situation report scheduled to be issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics July 8.

New ASA Issue Paper Warns of Legal Risks in Misclassifying Health Care Workers

A growing number of app-based online job platforms that place health care workers may be avoiding payroll taxes and other employee-related costs by misclassifying nurses and nurse aides as independent contractors instead of as employees. This practice exposes caregivers and health care facilities to liability and poses competitive and potential reputational harm to the health care staffing industry.

To combat this problem, ASA is spearheading an effort to educate staffing agencies, health care facilities, and health care workers about the risks of misclassification—and to encourage enforcement action to investigate potentially unlawful practices. A new ASA issue paper, written by a top employment law expert and association legal staff, was developed to assist in the education effort. To help bring public attention to the issue, ASA issued a news release today announcing the association’s efforts and publication of the paper.

Plan Your Trip to Staffing World 2022—One Week Left to Save

Staffing World®, the ASA annual convention and expo, returns to Las Vegas this fall. You won’t want to miss your chance to make strategic connections and get solutions to fuel your growth and success—and see Earvin “Magic” Johnson in person when he delivers the opening keynote presentation.

The agenda features three and a half days of new learning opportunities—such as inspirational staffing stories and speed networking—as well as the return of favorite experiences such as Knowledge Hub talks and the THRIVE Live preconvention program.

Staffing World 2022 takes place Oct. 25–27 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Visit staffingworld.net for more information and to register at the best available rate—prices will go up June 24.

ASA Survey: Staffing Employment Grows Year-to-Year

U.S. staffing sales reached $37.4 billion—a new first-quarter high—while first-quarter staffing jobs grew 1.6% year-to-year, according to data from the ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey. Overall, staffing companies employed an average of 2.7 million temporary and contract workers per week in the first quarter of 2022.

“The staffing and recruiting industry continues to support job creation and economic growth,” said Richard Wahlquist, ASA president and chief executive officer. “In this challenging hiring climate, staffing companies are crucial players in providing flexibility and meeting the labor demands of companies looking to fill their full-time and flexible talent benches.”

On a quarter-to-quarter basis, staffing employment and sales typically peak in the fourth quarter due to holiday hiring, decline in the first quarter, and grow in subsequent quarters. That seasonal pattern held once again, with staffing jobs contracting by 197,000—or 6.7%—from the fourth quarter of 2021 to the first quarter of 2022. Staffing sales contracted by 4.8% in the quarter, less than the 10-year average of 5.8% for the first quarter.

Temporary and contract staffing sales rose 10.8% compared with the first quarter of 2021. Companies expect their second-quarter revenue to grow 10.0% year-to-year and project it to expand 11.5% over the full year of 2022 compared with 2021.