September 11, 2023

It’s National Staffing Employee Week—Meet the 2024 National Staffing Employee of the Year and Sector All-Stars

To kick off National Staffing Employee Week, ASA today announced that speech-language pathologist and Black family literacy advocate Dr. Kelly M. Byrd of Supplemental Health Care is the 2024 National Staffing Employee of the Year. ASA also named National Staffing Employee of the Year All-Stars in the five staffing industry sectors.

National Staffing Employee Week, Sept. 11–17 this year, honors the contributions of the millions of temporary and contract employees who work for U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions companies during an average week. The National Staffing Employee of the Year and All-Star awards (sponsored by StaffPro3, a division of PMC Insurance) honor current or former temporary or contract employees whose extraordinary stories of staffing success best exemplify one or more of the industry’s key messages of bridging and flexibility.

“As we enter National Staffing Employee Week, we are excited to celebrate the millions of temporary and contract employees who contribute their talents to industries across the nation,” said ASA chief executive officer Richard Wahlquist.

Byrd will be formally honored and celebrated by staffing industry professionals from around the country at Staffing World® 2023, Oct. 3–5 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC.

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Free Networking Call Next Week—Neurodiversity Inclusion in the Workplace

People with neurocognitive disabilities have talents, perspectives, and skills that can be distinctly beneficial in many work environments. Get tips on how to foster an inclusive workplace culture for neurodiverse team members, by engaging in collaborative small group exercises, during the networking call “Inclusive Practices for Neurodiversity in the Workplace,” Monday, Sept. 18, 1–2 p.m. Presented by the ASA inclusion, diversity, and equity advocacy (IDEA) group, this virtual networking call will be facilitated by Gerry Altamirano of AMN Healthcare and Victoria Hill of Advanced Group.

The call qualifies for continuing education hours toward ASA certification renewal. The ASA IDEA group is sponsored by ASA corporate partner Monster and by Anthem and WorkN.

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