March 1, 2024

Two Weeks Left to Save—Register for the Staffing Law & Compliance Conference

Register for the ASA Staffing Law & Compliance Conference before registration rates increase March 15 to hear from subject matter experts on the industry’s most pressing topics—including artificial intelligence, contract negotiations, legislation aimed at the staffing industry, remote work, and more.

This two-day event features sessions for staffing firm owners and executives, human resource professionals, compliance managers, recruiters, and attorneys. It all takes place May 16–17 at the Westin Washington, DC, Downtown in Washington, DC. Check out the session descriptions online, and then register at for the best rate available.

Manufacturing Activity Contracted in February
Kansas City Fed: Manufacturing Activity Declined Slightly
Chicago Business Activity Index Slumps in February
Tech Layoffs Keep Coming. Why Is Head Count Barely Budging?
Best Practices on Maintaining Personnel Files
California Employers: Required Pamphlet and Notice Updates
Cal/OSHA Announces Civil Penalty Increases
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Holds Individuals Can Sue Third Parties for Tortious Interference With Existing At-Will Employment Relationships
Utah Enacts New #MeToo-Inspired Law Related to Confidentiality Clauses
Staffing Firms That Adopted Automation and AI Were More Likely to Grow in 2023
Business Owner Optimism Continues to Soar Amid Improving Economic Conditions
Hotel Employee Shortages Continue, Despite Higher Wages

Upcoming Events

Plan for These Free ASA Webinars This Month

The next few weeks will be full of free education from ASA. These upcoming ASA webinars can help you understand where the economy is headed, close deals faster, and more.

March 5—”Staffing STATS—Quarterly Data-Centric Webinar Series
Get timely data and hear a reliable analysis of industry research and economic trends based on ASA research and surveys from other industry sources. ASA chief economist Noah Yosif will interpret the data and provide insights on how to successfully navigate the challenges your firm is facing.

March 7—”OSHA’s Temporary Worker Initiative Bulletin Series: Warehousing and Ergonomics
Learn about the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new national emphasis program to prevent workplace hazards in warehouses, processing facilities, distribution centers, and high-risk retail establishments, as well as the new ergonomics standard OSHA is exploring. OSHA presenters Courtney Frost, CSP, and Marc Vargas, CIH, MPH, will be joined by ASA general counsel Brittany Sakata, liaison to the ASA/OSHA temporary worker safety alliance.

March 12—”Sales Training With Shad Tidler, Part Two: Best Practices to Close Deals Quicker and Become More Predictable With Your Sales
In the second part of his two-part sales training series, Shad Tidler will discuss how staffing firms can shorten the sales cycle and close deals more quickly and predictably in 2024.

March 13—”Celebrating Women’s History Month: Leading With Gender-Equitable Boards and Leadership Teams
In this discussion hosted by the ASA women in leadership interest group, hear about the importance of gender-equitable boards and executive leadership teams in the staffing industry, and get ideas for how women staffing professionals can prepare their careers to serve on a board in the future.

March 14—”Celebrating Women’s History Month: Uniting to Inspire Inclusion
ASA, ClearEdge, TechServe Alliance, Staffing Industry Analysts, National Association of Personnel Services, and Women Business Collaborative have teamed up to celebrate Women’s History Month and present a program on gender inclusiveness in the staffing industry. Panelists Eric Gregg of ClearlyRated, the association’s satisfaction survey partner; Francesca Profeta of Staffing Industry Analysts; and Kip Wright of Inspyr Solutions will speak with Leslie Vickrey of ClearEdge Marketing about the challenges women face as they seek gender equity in the industry—including pay equity, self worth, career progression, and more.

March 19—”ICHRAs—The Ultimate Major Medical Coverage for Staffing Firms
Find out how an individual coverage health reimbursement arrangement (ICHRA) can help your firm meet Affordable Care Act tax penalties and eliminate claims exposure—at a low, predictable cost—in this program presented by Aaron Lesher of IAG.

March 21—”Coordinated Lead Generation: Accelerating Your 2024 Pipeline
A panel of industry experts—Jeff Pelliccio, Shannon Khan, and Ashley Bowlin—will discuss how staffing firms can evolve toward utilizing a strategic alignment of resources to structure a coordinated lead generation campaign and achieve their growth goals.

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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Welcome New ASA Members

The ASA board of directors and staff welcome the following new members, which joined during the week ending Feb. 25.

California Temp Services Inc.
Granada Hills, CA
Cube Hub
Aurora, IL
Alcoa, TN
Real HR Hero
Encino, CA
SLM Services LLC
Braxton, MS

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