December 7, 2020

Learn What Job Seekers Are Thinking and Solve Your Talent Pipeline Problem in 2021

The vast majority—80%—of active and passive job seekers foresee getting a new job next year, according to the ASA Candidate Sentiment Study, even amid the economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. The new research report from ASA includes data points such as this and can play a critical role in your company’s strategic planning.

The study delivers detailed data in four main categories: How Candidates Decide Which Staffing Firm to Use; Pandemic Impact on Candidates; Job Search Process; and Staffing Firm Utilization and Satisfaction.

The ASA Candidate Sentiment Study is available for purchase now, and ASA members receive a discount. Get more information at

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index Increased in November
Logistics, Parcel Hiring Soars Ahead of Expected Holiday E-Commerce Rush
Coronavirus Leave Rules Set to Expire Dec. 31
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act FAQs: The Law’s FMLA Amendments and Paid Sick Leave Requirements
U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $3,403,139 in Coronavirus Violations
Covid-19: State Policy Report, Dec. 2
Florida Approves a Decrease to Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rates
Tennessee Announces Workers’ Compensation Premium Reductions for 2021
Legalizing Marijuana in South Dakota: Implications for Employers
Hiring and Wage and Hour Law in North Carolina
NABE Panel Expects More Moderate GDP Growth in the Fourth Quarter
Construction Sector Adds Jobs in November, but Project Cancellations, Looming PPP Tax Bill Will Undercut Future Job Gains
Covid Shrinks the Labor Market; Fewer Women and Baby Boomers

Upcoming Events

Free ASA State of the Industry Webinar Next Week

ASA and ClearlyRated, the association’s satisfaction survey partner, will present the final ASA State of the Industry webinar of 2020 on Thursday, Dec. 17, 3–4 p.m. Eastern time.

The fourth quarter update of this highly rated series will focus on clients—providing insight from the latest research focused on buyer trends affecting the industry. Combined with the latest legislative updates, specific examples from the field, and an interview with Lesa J. Francis, CSP, of LJF Consulting, this webinar will provide your firm the baseline for accelerated growth in 2021 and beyond.

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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Network in Your Niche Virtually—Calls This Month for Every Section

Looking for information from your peers about sales and recruiting strategies, or how to engage new candidates and clients? Get insight from industry peers during a sector-specific peer networking call where you can discuss top-of-mind challenges and devise solutions. Calls are facilitated by volunteers from ASA section communities (participants will not receive official legal updates or guidance regarding Covid-19).

Get the full schedule and register at

  • Industrial section: Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Professional–managerial section: Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Health care section: Thursday, Dec. 10, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Office–administrative section: Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Search and placement section: Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Engineering, IT, and scientific section: Thursday, Dec. 17, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time

Networking calls are open to members of ASA sections, which are sector-specific communities that provide resources, webinars, town hall forums, and sector-specific news for member companies and their employees. To join a section, update your profile on ASA Central. ASA thanks its networking sponsors Avionté, Bridgeware, Bullhorn, Essential StaffCARE, Kronos, and World Wide Specialty Programs.

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Help Support the Future Workforce by Supporting the ASA Foundation

This year, the ASA Foundation is again supporting fundraising efforts for its philanthropic partner, Jobs for America’s Graduates—specifically, to provide scholarships for the JAG National Student Leadership Academy.

Each year, the academy program hosts 800 student delegates from across the nation to participate in three days of professional and personal development activities. The cost to attend ranges from $1,000 to $2,000—quite steep for deserving, but economically disadvantaged, youth. Your donation will help remove this financial burden for a select group of JAG student scholars.

By contributing to the ASA Foundation JAG scholar fund, you will provide a high school student a life-changing experience that will help shape their professional future in the workforce.

Give to the ASA Foundation JAG scholar fund before the year ends—and help spread the word on social media using the hashtag #ASACares.

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