April 19, 2021

THRIVE, a Virtual Event for Women in Staffing, Is Just One Month Away

Are you a woman looking for ways to grow your leadership skills and expand your professional reach? ASA THRIVE will deliver valuable content designed especially for women in the staffing industry. Brought to you by the ASA women in leadership interest group, it takes place Wednesday, May 19, from 1:30 to 6 p.m. Eastern time.

Hear from keynote speaker Heather Monahan—who will teach you how to build confidence, make a plan to help others create confidence, and spark systemic and lasting change within your organization—and then connect with standout women leaders in a collaborative virtual environment. Rates start at $70 for ASA members. Learn more and register at americanstaffing.net. The women in leadership interest group is sponsored by ASA corporate partner Bullhorn, and by Anthem, Assurance, ClearEdge Marketing, Mee Derby, and WorkN.

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Washington State Enacts Temporary Worker Safety Law

Last week, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a new law aimed at ensuring temporary worker safety in the construction and manufacturing industries. The law requires host employers to review the safety training provided by staffing firms, document and inform staffing firms about the site-specific hazards temporary workers may face, and train temporary workers on any such hazards. If a temporary worker’s job tasks or work location change and new hazards may be encountered, the host employer must inform the staffing firm and employees and must ensure that updated training and personal protective equipment are provided, as necessary.

The law was drafted by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Given that passage was all but certain, the American Staffing Association, lobbyist Melissa Gombosky, and members of the ASA employee safety committee worked with L&I to remove unnecessary and overly burdensome requirements.

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Free ASA Webinar Tomorrow—A New Approach to Leadership

Don’t miss tomorrow’s ASA webinar “Transparency and Leadership: The New Way,” 3–4 p.m. Eastern time. Find out how executives can create a culture centered on communication and engagement, and how managers can use their daily habits to transform relationships between leaders and staff, by being willing to show vulnerability to their teams.

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.

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How Do Candidates Feel About Their Job Prospects?

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.

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Keep Your Company Safe From Cyber Threats—Read Staffing Success Magazine

No industry, company, branch office, or individual is completely protected or immune from a potential cybersecurity breach—especially with the sharp increase in remote work over the past year. In the March–April issue of Staffing Success magazine, panelists from a session at the upcoming virtual ASA Staffing law Conference—April 29–30—delve into the latest cybersecurity threats and strategies to protect your business.

Save your virtual seat for this—and many more—important legal sessions. Visit staffinglawconference.net to learn more and register today.

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

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