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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.

Start the New Year With an Advantage—Find Out What Candidates Are Looking For

What makes job candidates decide to leave a job? What do they think about staffing agencies?
How do job seekers look for jobs? Find out what prospective employees are thinking—get the new ASA Candidate Sentiment Study. The report includes data from job seekers within different generations, industry sectors, races/ethnicities, and genders.

The ASA Candidate Sentiment Study is available for purchase now, and ASA members receive a discount. Get more information at americanstaffing.net/candidate-sentiment-study.

Participate in the ASA Quarterly Staffing Employment and Sales Survey

The association’s quarterly Staffing Employment and Sales Survey for the fourth quarter of 2020 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. 19 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.

Free ASA Webinar Tomorrow—Using Noncompete and Nonsolicitation Agreements

Don’t miss tomorrow’s ASA webinar “Guardians at the Gate: How to Use Restrictive Covenants to Protect Your Assets,” 3–4 p.m. Eastern time. Find out what your firm needs to know about using restrictive covenants—noncompete or nonsolicitation agreements—to retain employees. Sponsored by Essential StaffCARE.

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 Law Conference: Get the Legal Answers You Need

Online registration is now open for the 2021 ASA Staffing Law Conference, a virtual event that takes place April 29–30. Make sure your company has the latest information and resources it needs to protect your business and take advantage of growth opportunities.

Rates are as low as $195. Learn more and reserve your spot today at staffinglawconference.net.

Free ASA Webinar Next Week—Covid-19 Vaccination Policies

It may be legally permissible for employers to require employees to receive Covid-19 vaccinations, but there could still be legal liabilities to consider. Find out what the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission allows, and what employers should know, during the ASA webinar “Taking a Shot: Legal Considerations Regarding Covid-19 Vaccines.” It takes place Wednesday, Jan. 27, 3–4 p.m. Eastern time. Sponsored by Essential StaffCARE.

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.

How Do Job Candidates Feel About Their Prospects for the Year Ahead?

Eight in 10 job candidates (80%), both active and passive seekers, foresee working for a new company in the next 12 months—despite, or possibly due to, the economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.—according to the 2020 Candidate Sentiment Study by ASA and its corporate research partner, ClearlyRated. The data from the survey, among other results, reveal a sense of optimism about employment and job-related opportunities as the nation continues to fight Covid-19.

The 2020 Candidate Sentiment Study also sheds light on candidates’ perceptions regarding how they look for jobs (online vs. offline resources), the reasons why they decide to leave a job, and their experiences partnering with staffing agencies―with distinct differences reported among generations, industry sectors, races/ethnicities, and genders. A report of the survey findings is available for purchase—get more information at americanstaffing.net/candidate-sentiment-study.

Welcome New ASA Members

The ASA board of directors and staff welcome the following new members, which joined during the week ending Jan. 10.

Converdia Health Staffing
Fargo, ND
Partners Personnel
Santa Barbara, CA
Trimen Solutions
Louisville, KY

Staffing Today Returns Jan. 19

In observance of Martin Luther King’s Birthday, ASA headquarters will be closed Monday, Jan. 18. Staffing Today will return Jan. 19.

Free ASA Webinar This Month—Covid-19 Vaccination Policies

It may be legally permissible for employers to require employees to receive Covid-19 vaccinations, but there could still be legal liabilities to consider. Find out what the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission allows, and what employers should know, during the ASA webinar “Taking a Shot: Legal Considerations Regarding Covid-19 Vaccines.” It takes place Wednesday, Jan. 27, 3–4 p.m. Eastern time. Sponsored by Essential StaffCARE.

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.