August 18, 2022

There’s Still Time to Participate—ASA Quarterly Survey Deadline Next Week

Answer nine questions to get the staffing benchmarks you need. Participate in the association’s quarterly Staffing Employment and Sales Survey for the second quarter of 2022 and compare your company against similar-sized companies and those within your industry sector.

After completing the survey, you’ll have access to an exclusive online reporting platform, which includes benchmarks for the number of direct hire searches and permanent placements, sector-specific gross margin trends, payroll and productivity metrics (by company size), and projections (for the current quarter and full year). Participate by Aug. 26 to get the staffing industry information you’re looking for. There are no fees to participate.

Register to take the survey at

Learn About Essential Technology at Staffing World 2022

Staffing World delivers the most comprehensive, diverse, and engaging learning opportunities in the staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. The convention, which takes place Oct. 25–27 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, features world-renowned keynote speakers and carefully selected learning sessions, including “2022’s Top Trending Technology Tools You Should Have in Your Tech Stack.”

Don’t miss this always-popular Staffing World tech solutions roundup. It’s your chance to get expert views from some of the staffing industry’s top tech experts on the latest tools for client and candidate attraction as well as engagement, recruitment, retention, and back-office operations—plus a special section for tools best suited for smaller staffing firms.

Plan to attend the most comprehensive convention and expo in the staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. Review the agenda and then register online at

Jobless Claims Fall and Show No Sign of Rising Layoffs
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Philly Fed: Manufacturing Activity Fairly Stable
Fed Saw Evidence of a Slowing Economy at Its Last Meeting
Lowe’s Becomes Latest Employer to Give Workers Inflation Bonuses
New FAQs Address Issues Related to Contraceptive Coverage Under Group Health Plans
DC Circuit Affirms NLRB Vulgar Graffiti Ruling
Connecticut’s Pandemic ‘Hero Pay’ Program Goes Into Effect
Washington State Adopts Emergency Heat and Wildfire Rules
SHRM and TalentLMS Study Gauges Current State of Leadership and Training in America’s Workplaces
Even Soaring Inflation Can’t Lure Many Retirees Back to Work
IT Job Market Still Strong, but Economic Headwinds Complicate Picture

Upcoming Events

Free ASA Webinar This Month—Regulatory Issues for Health Care Staffing

Keeping track of regulatory issues has become a growing concern for staffing firms across the U.S. Find out how ASA addressing pending legislation on behalf of health care staffing firms during the ASA webinar “Keeping Track of Regulatory Issues in Health Care Staffing,” brought to you by the ASA health care section. It takes place Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2–3 p.m. Eastern time.

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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The Latest From Your Colleagues on ASA Central

ASA Central—the dynamic online community just for staffing professionals—is home to more than 27,000 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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