March 4, 2021

ASA Launches 2021 Awards Season—Submissions Due May 1

ASA is now accepting submissions for its prestigious awards programs—ASA Care Awards, ASA Elevate Awards, and the ASA National Staffing Employee of the Year and Sector All-Stars. Online submissions are due May 1, and there are no fees to enter.

The ASA Care Awards honor effective social responsibility initiatives in the staffing industry. These initiatives serve local communities as well as drive employee engagement. The ASA Elevate Awards recognize outstanding, innovative, and effective work-based learning programs that train, reskill, and upskill temporary and contract employees. National Staffing Employee of the Year (sponsored by StaffPRO3, a division of PMC Insurance Group) is an outstanding temporary or contract employee who exemplifies the promise of staffing employment.

Gain national recognition for your company, and then leverage that recognition to differentiate your firm in your most competitive markets. Being named as among the best in the industry is a valuable tool your company can use to sell to and engage with clients and talent.

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BBSI Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Financial Results
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Unemployment Claims Rise Slightly
Steepest Expansion in Business Activity Since July 2014, but Costs Rise at Record Rate
The RSM US Middle Market Business Index Improves as Postpandemic Optimism Lifts Outlook
PPP Covid-19 Relief Initiative Is Adjusted to Attract the Smallest Businesses
As Expected, DOL Delays Independent Contractor Final Rule
CDC Updates Key Covid-19 Guidance Materials
Covid-19: State Policy Report, Feb. 27-March 1
Job Cuts Plummet in February; Retail, Energy Lead

Upcoming Events

Free ASA State of the Industry Webinar This Month

ASA and ClearlyRated, the association’s satisfaction survey partner, will present the first ASA State of the Industry webinar of 2021 on Wednesday, March 31, 3–4 p.m. Eastern time.

Hear about the trends, research, and legislative initiatives affecting the industry in this session focused on internal employees. Sponsored by ClearlyRated.

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 americanstaffing.net.

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Cybersecurity Isn’t Just a Big-Company Problem—Learn More at the ASA Staffing Law Conference

The 2021 ASA Staffing Law Conference takes place virtually April 29–30. It’s the only event dedicated to the legal and regulatory issues facing staffing companies, and will feature “Data Privacy and Cybersecurity: Not Just a Big Company Problem.”

Cybersecurity issues have become a daily struggle for businesses big and small. And with more employees working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic, there are even more weak spots for cyber attackers to exploit. A panel of experts will discuss how you can protect the data of your company and your employees, what insurance you should have, which state and federal laws address cybersecurity protections, and other questions about keeping your business safe.

ASA-certified professionals can earn continuing education hours at this year’s conference, and rates are as low as $195. Visit staffinglawconference.net to learn more.

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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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