August 19, 2021

Get Free Staffing Employment and Sales Data—Participate in the ASA Quarterly Survey

Don’t miss your chance to get the staffing and recruiting data you need. The association’s quarterly Staffing Employment and Sales Survey for the second quarter of 2021 is now open. Participate in the survey and compare how your company is doing with similar-sized companies and firms within your industry sector.

After completing the survey, you will be able to access an exclusive online report archive, which includes benchmarks for the number of direct hire searches and permanent placements, sector-specific gross margin trends, and payroll and productivity metrics by company size. Participate by next Friday, Aug. 27, to get the staffing industry information you’re looking for.

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

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Upcoming Events

Free ASA Webinar Today—Understanding Your Company Financials

Don’t miss the ASA webinar “Financial Acumen for Staffing Leaders Webinar Series, Part 2: Financial Analysis and Strategy for Staffing Executives.” It takes place today from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time. In the second session of this two-part webinar series, two chief financial officers take a deeper dive into the financials that affect staffing firms. Presented by the ASA women in leadership interest group, which is sponsored by ASA corporate partners Bullhorn and Essential StaffCARE, and by Anthem, Assurance, ClearEdge Marketing, Mee Derby, Sense HQ, and WorkN.

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

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Register for Staffing World Today—Savings End Next Week

Staffing World® 2021 will take place in person Sept. 28–30 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Denver. Some things are better in person, and the ASA annual convention and expo—is one of them. The staffing community has shown great resilience during the past year, and it is time to reunite with your industry peers—make strategic connections and get solutions that will fuel your growth and success in the months ahead, especially as U.S. companies and employees continue to adapt to pandemic-induced change.

Learn more about the keynote speakers, educational sessions, networking opportunities, and industry expo at—and register by Aug. 27 to save up to $300 on a full convention pass.

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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.

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