December 3, 2020

Be a Mentor for Your Industry Peers—Applications Due Tomorrow

ASA provides a resource designed for staffing industry professionals interested in improving professionalism within the industry by serving as a mentor to their colleagues—the ASA Mentor Match platform.

Mentor Match allows members on both sides of the mentoring relationship to make valuable industry connections and gain insight from staffing peers.

Submit your application now for the six-month cycle that begins in January. Visit to get started as a mentor. Questions? Contact ASA at 703-253-2020 or

Beige Book: Economic Activity Mixed; Slow Employment Growth
Jobless Claims Decline in Late November
ISM: Service Activity Advances in November
Covid-19: State Policy Report, Dec. 1
What to Do if the Form I-9 Document Number Is Invalid
EEOC Launches New Data Tool to Track Employment Trends
California and Many California Localities Are Set to Increase the Minimum Wage in New Year
Connecticut Paid FMLA: What Employers Need to Know Now
Pennsylvania Court Affirms Unemployment Benefits for Medical Marijuana User
Understanding Hiring and Wage and Hour Law in Texas
Minority of Metro Areas Add Construction Jobs; Widespread Project Postponements and Cancellations Force Layoffs
Report Assesses Nonprofit Salaries, Staffing in a Radically Changed Environment

Upcoming Events

Help Prevent Workplace Harassment—Deadlines Approaching in Several States

Provide training for your temporary and permanent 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 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.

In Illinois, employees must be trained by Dec. 31, 2020; in California, staffing firms’ internal employees must be trained by Jan. 1, 2021, and temporary employees must be trained beginning Jan. 1, 2021. In Connecticut, certain employees must be trained by Jan. 1, 2021. The training requirements in Delaware, Maine, and New York have been in effect for some time.

Visit for details. ASA members receive a discount.

ASA also offers a basic harassment prevention training product in collaboration with the New York Staffing Association, an ASA-affiliated chapter.

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Take Advantage of Groundbreaking Industry Research

ASA recognizes that one of the issues keeping staffing and recruiting professionals up at night is growing their talent pipeline amid an ongoing talent shortage. The association has conducted extensive research to understand the mindset of today’s job seeker.

The New Language of Staffing handbook details the job seeker mindset and pain points, the industry’s value proposition to job seekers, a new lexicon for communicating with job seekers, and more. Visit to learn more about the research, download graphics and talking points, and order copies of the handbook for your team today.

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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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