August 10, 2021

HireQuest Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter 2021
Aya Healthcare Acquires Vizient Contract Labor Management
Productivity Growth Slows in the Second Quarter; Unit Labor Costs Rise
Job Openings Hit New Record in June
Small Business Optimism Dips in July as Labor Shortage Remains Biggest Challenge
OSHA Puts Health Care Employers on Alert After Issuing Penalties for Willful Citations
Dress Codes in the Modern Workplace: An Employer’s Guide to Avoiding Pitfalls and Liability
Sixth Circuit: Attempts to Diversify Can Result in Liability for Race Discrimination
Nurse Practitioners Top List of Most Recruited Providers
High Taxes Remain a Significant Burden on Small Businesses

Upcoming Events

Free ASA Webinar Today—Recruiter Compensation

Don’t miss the ASA webinar “ASA Recruiters and Sales Compensation Education Series—Compensation Plans That Drive Performance for Salespeople and Recruiters.” It takes place today from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time. Learn how having a creative compensation program for your recruiters and sales staff can improve their commitment and your company’s success—then, in the weeks following the webinar, participate in three networking calls broken out by staffing sector.

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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Find Pay Rate Benchmarks for Your Area

Find employment and wage estimates for nearly 800 occupations nationwide, by state and by metropolitan statistical area, with the newly updated ASA Temporary Help Wage Tool—now available as an easy-to-download Excel file.

Use the tool to develop a picture of the temporary help services industry and inform strategic decisions. To get more information and download the tool, visit

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ASA Offers Vaccine Literacy Resources for Staffing Firms

As part of its continued effort to support staffing firms’ response to Covid-19, ASA has launched a new webpage: Vaccine Literacy Resources for Staffing Firms. The site provides valuable downloads and links employers can use to engage and educate workers about Covid-19 vaccines. ASA partnered with the Health Action Alliance to share these free resources, including a quick-start guide, sample communications, vaccine FAQs, a social media tool kit, and more.

Research shows that businesses and employers are a trusted source of information and are well-suited to advance vaccine literacy efforts. The new ASA site also links to National Safety Council resources, developed by NSC’s “SAFER: Safe Actions for Employee Returns” task force.

Visit the Vaccine Literacy Resources page today and check back regularly for updates—ASA will post new resources as they become available.

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