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Track Staffing Employment in Nearly Real Time

Temporary and contract staffing employment is stable and half of staffing companies are reporting weekly gains in new assignments, according to the ASA Staffing Index.

Want to know more? Complete the ASA Staffing Index survey to get updated information on industry trends, including new staffing starts data. Staffing firms with U.S. operations can participate in the weekly survey, and there are no fees to participate.

Participants receive a weekly email summary report—in addition to statistics by company size and access to historical data and dynamic charts.

Register today at americanstaffing.net/staffing-index.

Welcome New ASA Members

The ASA board of directors and staff welcome the following new members, which joined during the week ending June 6.

Crown Personnel Services Inc.
Dayton, OH
H3 Staffing Solutions LLC
Crowley, TX
Jobtracks
Marina del Rey, CA
Sanford Rose Associates International
Plano, TX
Xtreme Staffing Inc.
Salem, OR

New Staffing Professionals Starting? Onboarding Courses Available on ASA Learn

Looking to enhance your new hire process and your team’s knowledge of the staffing industry? Need to train new hires or offer refresher courses to seasoned team members? ASA has developed a program of onboarding courses specifically designed for staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions professionals.

You can purchase and assign courses to your team and track their progress using the ASA learning management system, ASA Learn. The online course modules include “Introduction to the Staffing Industry,” “Fundamentals of Sales,” and “Fundamentals of Recruiting.” Modules are available as a full set or a la carte. To learn more, visit learn.americanstaffing.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

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:

  • Office–administrative section: Tuesday, June 15, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Search and placement section: Wednesday, June 16, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Engineering, IT, and scientific section: Thursday, June 17, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Hospitality staffing: Wednesday, June 30, 4–4:30 p.m. Eastern time
  • Industrial section: Tuesday, July 20, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Professional–managerial section: Wednesday, July 21, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Health care section: Thursday, July 22, 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.

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 conducted extensive research to understand the mindset of today’s job seeker and developed the “New Language of Staffing” online course exclusively for staffing professionals with ASA member firms. The course 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 americanstaffing.net/new-language to learn more.

Bonus Professional Development Content Now Available From ASA

Now, when you commit to earning the ASA Certified Staffing Professional®, Technical Services CertifiedSM, Certified Search Consultant®, or Certified Health Care Staffing Professional® credential, you’ll also receive access to more than 20 on-demand professional development Knowledge Bites—free. Knowledge Bites are three- to five-minute videos on a variety of subjects, from search engine optimization to emotional intelligence, and much more.

View one or two, watch them all. These topics are not covered on the credential exam—this is bonus content from ASA and its trainers, coaches, and industry volunteers.

Purchase your ASA credential exam package today to take advantage of this new bonus content.

Volunteer to Be a Mentor—Deadline Extended

The ASA Mentor Match program is seeking experienced staffing professionals to volunteer for the six-month cycle that begins in July. The deadline to enroll has been extended to tomorrow, June 9. Enrollment takes less than five minutes.

Give back to the staffing community, share your experiences and knowledge, and contribute to the future of the staffing industry. Volunteer as a mentor in the ASA Mentor Match program.

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.