December 28, 2023

There’s Still Time to Renew Your ASA Membership

Renew your membership today to ensure that you continue to receive access to unparalleled education, networking with industry peers, and expert legal and legislative advocacy on federal and state issues.

Most important, you’ll be supporting the industry while ASA continues working to protect your business so that your clients can thrive and your firm can succeed in 2024.

Visit americanstaffing.net/renew or call the membership department at 703-253-2020.

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State Legislative Wins: ASA Defeats Effort in Kansas to Regulate Nurse Staffing

This is the final installment in the series recapping the association’s efforts in 2023 to defeat or significantly mitigate proposed legislation that would have harmed the staffing industry.
Shortly after the Kansas legislature convened its 2023 legislative session, HB 2265—legislation aimed at regulating supplemental nursing services agencies—was introduced. This marks the second consecutive year that such legislation was introduced in the state.

The bill would have required supplemental nursing services agencies to register annually with the state’s department of health. It also prohibited the use of conversion fees and noncompete agreements. Finally, HB 2265 would have required supplemental nursing services agencies to file quarterly reports that would have included a detailed list of the average amount charged and paid for each individual agency worker by category.

ASA lobbyist Jason Watkins, with Watkins Public Strategies LLC, set up several meetings with state legislative committee members and with the bill’s supporters to reiterate the staffing industry’s concerns. The bill failed to advance out of committee, but several attempts were made to attach it to other bills. ASA stayed engaged throughout the process and kept the bill from advancing in any form.

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Get Tips for Recruiting on Social Media—Read Staffing Success Magazine

In this dynamic realm of talent acquisition, understanding and mastering the laws of social media recruitment are key to success. In the latest issue of Staffing Success magazine, learn how best to recruit in the sprawling digital landscape that is social media.

ASA members can access the current issue and back issues of Staffing Success, and other ASA digital publications, at americanstaffing.net/digital. Has your company renewed its membership for 2024? Don’t let your member benefits lapse. Renew today at americanstaffing.net/renew.

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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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