May 12, 2021

Get Insights From Industry Peers—Participate in the ASA Mentor Match Program

ASA provides a resource designed for staffing industry professionals interested in being part of valuable mentoring relationships—the ASA Mentor Match platform.

Mentor Match allows members to make valuable industry connections, define career goals, and gain insight from staffing peers. The program is about growing professionally and networking with fellow ASA members.

Applications for the six-month cycle that begins in July may be submitted now and will be accepted through June 4. Visit to get started as a mentor or mentee. Questions? Contact ASA at 703-253-2020 or

Aya Healthcare Acquires Dawson Healthcare
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Lexitas Acquires Imber Court Reporters
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Covid-19: State Policy Report, May 5-6
Training for Staffing Firms and Employers That Use Temporary Workers
In Reversal, Retirements Increased During the Pandemic

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Free ASA Webinar Today—Stress Management

Don’t miss the ASA webinar “Managing Stress in Times of Uncertainty—Part 1.” It takes place today from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time. During the first session in a two-part Mental Health Awareness Month series presented by the ASA inclusion, diversity, equity, and advocacy (IDEA) group, find out how to give your overwhelmed employees the tools they need to reduce stress and increase workplace performance. The IDEA group is sponsored by ASA corporate partner Monster and by Anthem, along with supporting sponsors TerraFirma and WorkN.

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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The ASA Quarterly Staffing Employment and Sales Survey Closes Next Week

The association’s quarterly Staffing Employment and Sales Survey for the first quarter of 2021 is now open. Staffing companies that complete the brief survey—including search and placement firms—will have access to an exclusive report on the results, enhanced with graphs. The report, which participants can download from the ASA website, also includes an executive summary, plus sales category and sector-level data.

The data collected by this survey enable ASA to track staffing sales and gross margin trends and provide direct hire metrics. Participate in the Staffing Employment and Sales Survey by May 21 to get the staffing industry information you’re looking for.

Register to take the survey, or view the questionnaire, at If you have questions or did not receive a survey link, email There are no fees to participate.

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