November 30, 2023

Participate in the ASA Quarterly Staffing Employment and Sales Survey—Deadline Tomorrow

The association’s quarterly Staffing Employment and Sales Survey for the third quarter of 2023 will close tomorrow. The data collected by this survey enable ASA to track staffing sales and gross margin trends and provide direct hire metrics.

Staffing companies that complete the brief survey by Friday, Dec. 1—including search and placement firms—will have access to an exclusive report on the results, enhanced with graphs. Participate in the Staffing Employment and Sales Survey to get the staffing industry information you’re looking for—go to americanstaffing.net/quarterly-survey. There are no fees to participate.

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State Legislative Wins: ASA Blocks Burdensome Record-Keeping Requirements From New Hampshire Health Care Law

Through the remainder of the year in this space, ASA will recap the association’s efforts in successfully defeating or significantly mitigating proposed legislation that would have harmed the staffing industry.

In January, the New Hampshire legislature looked to introduce a bill that would require New Hampshire nurse agencies to register with the state’s Department of Health. Many states have licensing laws that prescribe basic nurse agency operating standards in the interest of patient safety and quality of care, which ASA supports. But this proposal did much more.

As introduced, SB 149 would have required nurse agencies to submit quarterly reports to the health department, by county, on each health care facility they contract with. The reports would have required agencies to detail the charges made to the facility for each licensed health care employee category, the average amount paid to employees in each category, and the average labor-related costs incurred by the agency in each category. In addition, agencies would have had to amend their client contracts to include a detailed schedule of the agency’s pay and bill rates for every category of employee, including average hourly base pay rates, plus hazard pay, shift differentials, overtime, holiday pay, and travel and mileage pay.

Through written testimony and meetings with lawmakers, ASA stressed that—while the industry supported reasonable quality-focused rules—the proposed reporting and record-keeping mandates would have increased nurse agency costs and required disclosure of confidential business information that has no relationship to operating standards, patient safety, or quality of care.

The association’s New Hampshire lobbyist, Bruce Berke with Sheehan Phinney Capitol Group, met with key legislators and was successful in getting onerous requirements removed. The bill was amended to establish a simple and straightforward registration process. Gov. Chris Sununu signed the bill into law in August.

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ASA Membership Protects Industry Interests

As the staffing industry is faced with increasing legislative and regulatory challenges, ASA public relations and government affairs advocacy deliver results. The association’s presence on the front lines as advocates and public policy thought leaders—in Washington, DC; the states; and the courts—protects your business and helps your firm and your clients thrive.

Renew your ASA membership today so you will continue to receive the industry’s most relevant and insightful legal updates and analysis, be able to access webinars that provide in-depth discussions of relevant legal issues, and find out about professional certification programs that validate your team’s expertise.

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

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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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