May 21, 2024

Find, or Be, a Mentor—Deadline Next Week

The ASA Mentor Match program, which connects mentor–mentee pairs based on topics of expertise, runs in two six-month cycles per year (January–June and July–December). The program is meant to help staffing professionals grow professionally and network with fellow ASA members. You still have time to get your application in for the six-month cycle that begins in July—the deadline to apply is May 31.

Participate as a mentor or mentee to make valuable networking connections, define your career goals, and gain insight from staffing industry peers. Learn more at

Americans’ Confidence They’ll Find a New Job Is Dropping
Sustainable Flexibility Is the Work Life We Want, World Employment Confederation Study Reveals
Labor Market Advantage Shrinks for Recent U.S. College Graduates
Zwanenberg Food Group Agrees to Pay $1.7 Million in Federal Penalties, Invest $1.9 Million in Safety Improvements at Cincinnati Facility
Supreme Court Holds Courts Must Stay—Not Dismiss—Cases Pending Arbitration Under the Federal Arbitration Act
Employee Who Objected to Covid Mask Policy Not Regarded as Disabled Under ADA
More Changes to Maryland Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program
Uber and Lyft Say They’ll Stay in Minnesota After Legislature Passes Driver Pay Compromise
New Guidance Permits Oregon Employers to Rescind Previously Protected Unpaid Family and Medical Leave Effective July 1
After Falling to Record Low, Relocation Rises, Spiking for Highest-Wage Earners Amid RTO Mandates in Q1 2024
Workforce Drug Test Cheating Surged in 2023
Increased M&A of U.S. Hospitals Leads to Turnover, Benefits Confusion

Upcoming Events

Free ASA Webinar Today—Gain Confidence as a Speaker

Don’t miss the ASA webinar “Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable Webinar Series, Part One: Developing a Path to Speaking Opportunities.” It takes place today from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern time. It’s the first session in a four-part webinar series, presented by the ASA women in leadership interest group, focused on empowering women to volunteer for speaking opportunities in the industry. In this session you’ll hear from women who went through THRIVEx, the speaker incubator program developed by ASA to encourage women to become industry presenters.

The ASA women in leadership interest group is sponsored by ASA corporate partners Bullhorn, ClearlyRated, and Essential StaffCARE, and by Avionté, ClearEdge, Marsh McLennan Agency, Mee Derby, and Sense.

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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Are You Getting the Weekly Economic & Business Outlook?

Earlier this spring, ASA launched its Weekly Economic & Business Outlook—known as the WEBO—a new resource that goes out to member email boxes every Tuesday morning. This targeted data and analysis tool features weekly analysis designed to deliver data-driven intelligence for staffing professionals so ASA members can track trends and capitalize on opportunities. ASA researchers examine movement within the staffing industry, as well as developments within the broader economy, and then deliver succinct takeaways that can help drive strategic business decisions.

Don’t miss this valuable new member benefit and business tool—to be sure you’re receiving your WEBO, make sure to allow the email sender address

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