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ASA Inducts Former ManpowerGroup Executive Jeffrey Joerres Into Leadership Hall of Fame

Former ManpowerGroup executive Jeffrey Joerres is the newest inductee into the ASA Leadership Hall of Fame, which was created in 1985 to recognize outstanding contribution and dedicated service to ASA and the staffing and recruiting industry. Joerres was celebrated Oct. 19 at Staffing World, the association’s annual convention and expo (a virtual event in 2020).

Under Joerres’s leadership, ManpowerGroup experienced rapid growth, expanding the footprint of the organization to 3,100 offices across more than 75 countries with revenues in excess of $20 billion. He retired in December 2015 after serving as chairman and chief executive officer for 15 years. He joined the organization in 1993, and also held other key leadership roles in sales, marketing and operations.

“I am delighted to welcome Jeff Joerres as this year’s inductee to the ASA Leadership Hall of Fame,” said Richard Wahlquist, ASA president and chief executive officer. “Jeff is a visionary and inspiring thought leader who contributed to the advancement of ASA and the entire staffing industry. Over the years, he effectively led efforts to promote and advance industry interests in global staffing markets—large, small, and emerging. Jeff’s passionate commitment to equity, integrity, innovation, and professionalism have benefited the entire staffing industry, the clients it serves, and the millions of people it places and employs every day.”

Get Your Staffing Benchmarks and Projections

The association’s quarterly Staffing Employment and Sales Survey for the third quarter of 2020 is now open. Staffing companies that complete the brief survey by Nov. 13 receive an exclusive report on the results, which includes sales and gross margin projections.

Register to take the survey, or view the questionnaire, at If you have questions or did not receive a survey link, email There are no fees to participate.

ASA Needs Volunteers—Sign Up on ASA Central

Are you looking for opportunities to contribute your skills and insights in the staffing industry, and serve as an industry leader? ASA is looking for dedicated members like you to serve on volunteer committees and groups for 2021.

Apply for a volunteer opportunity to work directly with other members, learn about workforce trends and best practices, and build on your experience to become a thought leader with the association. Applications are due Oct. 31.

Free ASA Webinar Next Week—Selling Your Business

Selling the staffing business that you have worked so hard to build can be a daunting experience. Hear a veteran of many staffing company acquisitions share tips about the sales process during the ASA webinar “Legal and Practical Considerations of Selling Your Staffing Business.” It takes place Thursday, Oct. 29, 3–4 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

Free Online Course Addresses ASA Members’ Top Worries

ASA recognizes that one of the top issues keeping staffing and recruiting professionals up at night is growing their talent pipeline amid an ongoing talent shortage. Communicating to job seekers in a way that resonates and captures their interests has never been more critical.

The association has conducted extensive research to understand the mindset of today’s job seeker and has debuted an online course in conjunction with the New Language of Staffing handbook and resulting strategies. The “New Language of Staffing” course—exclusively for staffing professionals with ASA member firms—features video modules, online quizzes, and more. It’s part of the “Fundamentals of Recruiting” online course module in the ASA Onboarding Series on ASA Learn. ASA-certified professionals who complete the course earn 0.5 hours of continuing education toward ASA certification renewal.

Visit to learn more.

ASA Announces First Women in Leadership Scholarship Recipients

ASA today announced the inaugural class of Women in Leadership Scholarship recipients. The Women in Leadership Scholarship program honors rising stars in the staffing and recruiting who show exemplary professional growth potential and a commitment to a career in the industry. The 2020 honorees are Brenna Barnett, Carlton Staffing director of marketing, and Madelyn Varner, Randstad area director of East Carolina. They will receive complimentary registration packages to attend the virtual events Staffing World® 2020 and THRIVE 2020.

“ASA is thrilled to announce the first recipients of the Women in Leadership Scholarship awards,” said ASA women in leadership interest group chairman Sara Luchsinger, CSP, of SEEK Careers/Staffing. “This scholarship program rewards young leaders with great potential, like Brenna and Madelyn, with the opportunity to attend ASA premier events at no cost to assist in their continued professional development, and also supports the advancement of women leaders in staffing.”

This scholarship program is possible thanks to support from Assurance, founding sponsor of the ASA women in leadership interest group. Additional women in leadership interest group sponsors are Anthem, Bullhorn, ClearEdge Marketing, Mee Derby, and WorkN.

Watch the ASA Legal Line Video Series

Every month, a member of the ASA legal team addresses pressing legal, regulatory, and legislative topics that could have a direct effect on your business. Watch the latest ASA Legal Line video.

If you have a suggestion for a topic, email ASA or call 703-253-2020.

Welcome New ASA Members

The ASA board of directors and staff welcome the following new members, which joined during the week ending Oct. 11.

Assist Inc.
Carol Stream, IL
Salisbury, MD
Codex Recruitment Inc.
London, England
Complete Mobile Dentistry
Windsor, WI
DKKD Staffing
Westlake Village, CA
SmartTasking Inc.
New York, NY
Fairfield, OH
The U Group LLC
Harrisburg, PA

Use Free Marketing Materials for Staffing Companies From ASA

All ASA members have access to a host of free resources designed to help them answer frequently asked questions. Get marketing resources that will help your clients and candidates understand the value of using a staffing company—including infographics, member logos, social media tactics, sector-specific FAQs for clients and talent, slide presentations, and much more—in the ASA Staffing Promo Tool Kit.

You can customize the FAQ documents with your company logo, incorporate them into client presentations, or provide them to candidates during the interview process. Get them in the ASA Staffing Promo Tool Kit at

Get Tips for Your 2021 Recovery at Staffing World 2020

Staffing World® 2020 takes place Oct. 19–22—right on your computer or other device. This year, the ASA annual convention and expo will be an immersive virtual experience where you can connect with staffing peers and get resources you can use to grow your business during more than 30 educational sessions, including “Five Trends That Will Outlast Covid-19 and Accelerate Your 2021 Recovery.”

Eric Gregg of ASA corporate partner ClearlyRated will share key findings from surveys of more than 1,800 clients, job candidates, and internal staff. He will present five data-backed trends that will outlast the current pandemic and economic uncertainty and should be a part of your strategic plan going forward.

ASA-certified professionals can earn up to 12 hours of continuing education toward certification renewal by participating in workshops and other content sessions. Get more information and register online at