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Break Out of the Employment Law Escape Room 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 “Employment Law Escape Room.”

During this special session, you and your peers are locked in a virtual room as you test your knowledge of the current legal environment. You must work together to determine the correct outcomes for legal case studies, collect clues, and solve puzzles to escape in time to join the next session at Staffing World—attorneys will be standing by to help if needed.

Plan to attend this special industry event Oct. 19–22. ASA-certified professionals can earn continuing education hours by participating in workshops and other content sessions. Get more information and register online at staffingworld.net.

Resources on Diverse-Owned Businesses Available for ASA Members

Staffing companies—particularly small businesses and minority-, veteran-, LGBT-, and woman-owned businesses—find they may be able to partner with larger companies that have supplier diversity initiatives in place.

The ASA inclusion, diversity, equity, and advocacy (IDEA) group has developed guidance for ASA members interested in partnering with those companies or in becoming a diverse-owned certified business.

Visit americanstaffing.net/diversity for a directory of diversity certification organizations, a glossary of common terms, and more.

Communicate Better With Candidates—Get The New Language of Staffing

Empower your company and grow your talent pool—The New Language of Staffing: Handbook for Communicating Your Company’s Value to Job Seekers is based on groundbreaking industry research into an issue identified by staffing and recruiting companies as one of their top concerns: growing the talent pipeline. The handbook details the job seeker mindset and pain points, the industry’s value proposition to job seekers, a new lexicon for communicating with job seekers, and more.

Visit americanstaffing.net/new-language to learn more about the research, download graphics and talking points, and order copies of the handbook for your team today.

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 has launched the Safely Back to Work initiative to lead efforts in the U.S. The initiative and new website at americanstaffing.net/safelybacktowork is 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.

Welcome New ASA Members

The ASA board of directors and staff welcome the following new members, which joined during the week ending Sept. 13.

Alcoa Agency
Garden Grove, CA
Alluvion Staffing Inc.
Jacksonville, FL
CareRev
Los Angeles, CA
Karis Alliance
Huntsville, NC
TeamWRX Staffing
Atlanta, GA

Get the Tools You Need and Make Connections at Staffing World, an Immersive Virtual Reality Experience

Online registration is now open for Staffing World® 2020, Oct. 19–22. 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.

It will not be just another Zoom meeting. Staffing World will utilize virtual reality technology to help you connect and collaborate—much like you would in person. And you’ll hear from four powerful keynote presenters: Heather McGowan, Erik Qualman, Marc Morial, and Carla Harris. Plus, it’s your once-in-a-lifetime chance to attend Staffing World for the lowest price ever.

Gain the tools and strategies you need to do what you do best—put people to work in roles that enhance businesses and livelihoods. Learn more and register at staffingworld.net.

The Latest From Your Colleagues on ASA Central

ASA Central—the dynamic online community just for staffing professionals—is home to more than 20,000 staffing professional profiles and countless ongoing industry conversations.

This week, take a look at your colleagues’ discussions and some of the blogs they’ve posted on ASA Central:

Get involved with the community—update your profile today so you can network with colleagues, join a section community, recommend and comment on your colleagues’ posts, and share your own blog or discussion post. Log in to ASA Central now.

Network in Your Niche, Virtually—Section Networking Calls Start Next Week

As your staffing firm faces new challenges and tries to answer unexpected questions, are you dealing with questions that are specific to your sector of the staffing industry? Get insight from industry peers during a sector-specific peer networking call where you can discuss top-of-mind challenges and devise solutions. Calls are facilitated by volunteers from ASA section communities (participants will not receive official legal updates or guidance regarding Covid-19).

Get the full schedule and register at americanstaffing.net:

  • Industrial section: Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Professional–managerial section: Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Health care section: Thursday, Sept. 24, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Office–administrative section: Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Search and placement section: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Engineering, IT, and scientific section: Thursday, Oct. 1, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time

Networking calls are open to members of ASA sections, which are sector-specific communities that provide resources, webinars, town hall forums, and sector-specific news for member companies and their employees. To join a section, update your profile on ASA Central.

What Kind of People Person Are You?

If you work in staffing, then you’re a people person—also known as a “Happy Staffy.” Take a fun, brief online quiz to find out what kind of Happy Staffy you are. You’ll receive a detailed profile with your key traits, emerging opportunities, and additional resources.

ASA members will receive a Happy Staffy kit in the mail in the coming days. Or you can create your own Happy Staffy: Take the online quiz—then download, customize, and print your Happy Staffy to show your staffing pride and let everyone know you’re going to Staffing World® 2020.

Use the hashtags #myHappyStaffy and #StaffingWorld when you share your Happy Staffy on social media. Take the quiz now.

The Law and You—Improving Diversity and Inclusion

Increased diversity and inclusion in a business lead to better decision-making, greater employee empowerment, increased positive company profile, and customer recognition and comfort. It is therefore no surprise that staffing companies and the clients they support are increasingly looking for ways not only to increase diversity in their workforces, but also to develop more effective strategies for inclusion. In the scenario analyzed in the latest issue of Staffing Success magazine, learn about some of the keys to successful and lawful diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Access the current issue and back issues of Staffing Success, and other ASA digital publications, at americanstaffing.net/digital.