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Entries Due in One Month—Earn Recognition and Differentiate Your Firm

Earn national recognition for your company—and leverage that recognition to differentiate your firm in your most competitive markets. ASA is now accepting applications for National Staffing Employee of the Year and ASA Elevate Awards.

The National Staffing Employee of the Year program celebrates temporary and contract employees who are outstanding performers and exemplify the promise of staffing employment. Sponsored by StaffPRO3, a division of PMC Insurance Group.

The ASA Elevate Awards honor outstanding, innovative, and effective work-based learning programs that train, reskill, and upskill temporary and contract employees.

The deadline for all ASA award program submissions is May 1. Being named as one of the best in the industry is a valuable tool your company can use to sell to clients and engage with talent. To learn more and apply, visit americanstaffing.net/awards.

Free ASA Webinar Today: Maintaining Operations in Uncertain Times

Don’t miss the first ASA State of the Industry webinar of 2020. It takes place today from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time.

How can your firm navigate unforeseen challenges related to the Covid-19 pandemic to maintain operations in the year ahead? ASA and ClearlyRated, the association’s satisfaction survey partner, will share insights into the latest industry research; offer updates on ASA advocacy and Covid-19 legislation; and interview Leo Sheridan, chairman of the ASA board of directors, who will discuss industry challenges and opportunities during these uncertain times.

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.

Get the Essential Desk Reference for Staffing Professionals

The 14th edition of Employment Law for Staffing Professionals is a must-have resource for navigating the many complex issues regarding the legal relationships between staffing firms, the employees they supply, and the clients that use their services. Help your employees find the information they need to reduce the risk of legal liability for your firm.

Revised in 2019, the book provides clarification on the often confusing and complex laws and regulations governing employment and the staffing industry. Details are provided in an easy-to-use format that can help every staffing professional act in accordance with the law and prevent potentially costly legal mistakes. View the contents and an excerpt online at americanstaffing.net.

Welcome New ASA Members

The ASA board of directors and staff welcome the following new members, which joined during the week ending March 22.

Co-Staff
Delavan, WI
FlexProfessionals
Fairfax, VA
Long’s Human Resource Services
Mobile, AL
RRI Personnel Solutions Inc.
Purchase, NY

ASA Staffing Index Offers Weekly Updates on Employment Trends

Looking for real-time data on staffing employment? The ASA Staffing Index reports weekly changes in the number of people employed in temporary and contract work. The data will help your firm evaluate its performance against a national metric on both a weekly and long-term basis.

All staffing firms with U.S. operations are invited to participate in the ASA Staffing Index survey. Every Tuesday, participants receive an email with the results of the weekly survey, including figures by company size, and access to historical data and new dynamic charts. These data, which are not available anywhere else, allow staffing firms to compare how their business is doing on a weekly basis relative to similarly sized firms in the industry. There are no fees to participate in the three-question survey.

Don’t get stuck with outdated or unreliable data—sign up to participate in the ASA Staffing Index and receive the most up-to-date information about the staffing industry. For more information about the index, visit americanstaffing.net/staffing-index.

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.

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.

Free ASA State of the Industry Webinar Next Week

In a time of uncertainty, how can your firm navigate industry trends to maintain operations in the year ahead? ASA and ClearlyRated, the association’s satisfaction survey partner, will present the first ASA State of the Industry webinar of 2020 Tuesday, March 31, 3–4 p.m. Eastern time. This first session of the year will share insights into the latest industry research and provide legislative updates.

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.

Help Prevent Workplace Harassment; Comply With the Law

Provide training for temporary workers—and comply with the law—with cost-effective and state-specific training. ASA has introduced a comprehensive online course specifically for staffing company use.

ASA has partnered with Kantola Training Solutions to provide full-service training for the temporary workers staffing companies employ. It allows you to track candidate and employee progress, download status reports, and more. The training was co-developed with Littler, the world’s largest labor and employment law firm.

Visit americanstaffing.net/harassmentprevention for details. ASA members receive a discount.

Recording Available—Free ASA Webinar on the Coronavirus Response Act

On March 18, the president signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which temporarily provides for expanded paid leave for employees. During the ASA webinar “The Families First Coronavirus Response Act—What It Means for Staffing Firms,” a panel of attorneys discussed the law’s leave mandates and looked at staffing firms’ obligations under the new law.

If you missed the webinar, you can access the on-demand recording for free. This webinar is sponsored by Essential StaffCARE.