Announcements

  • Legal Line—2017 Legislative Outlook

    In this month's installment, ASA senior counsel Ed Lenz, Esq., previews his Staffing Success magazine report on the legislative landscape for 2017, and discusses what members can expect from the new administration.

  • The RightSkill Program

    RightSkill, a partnership between Capella Learning Solutions and Career Builder, provides job seekers with unique learning experiences that prepare them for in-demand careers while partnering with employers who are looking for verified, job-ready candidates.

  • Renew Your ASA Membership Today

    You support our efforts to safeguard the interests of the industry at the national and local levels. And you receive a wealth of benefits designed to help your business thrive and grow. Don’t risk losing any of these important member benefits. Renew today!

  • Staffing Success Digital: Tracking Tenure—and Opportunities for Staffing

    It’s no secret that a dwindling pool of qualified candidates continues to be a challenge for staffing companies. Now the latest government data on employment and turnover offer new perspectives and raise questions about tenure trends—and how better employee engagement could be the answer to many business challenges.

  • Renew Your ASA Membership Today

    You support our efforts to safeguard the interests of the industry at the national and local levels. And you receive a wealth of benefits designed to help your business thrive and grow. Don’t risk losing any of these important member benefits. Renew today!

  • Call for Subject Matter Experts

    The American Staffing Association seeks experts in the staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry to submit ideas for presentations at its annual conference and for several webinars. ASA also welcomes professionals from other disciplines pertinent to the staffing and recruiting industry to submit their ideas.

  • Renew Your ASA Membership Today

    You support our efforts to safeguard the interests of the industry at the national and local levels. And you receive a wealth of benefits designed to help your business thrive and grow. Don’t risk losing any of these important member benefits. Renew today!

  • Winter Certification Sale—25% Off

    Get 25% off certification packages, study materials, exams and more! Use discount code CERTIFICATION2016 in the ASA Store.

  • You could win—Update your profile today!

    Update your ASA Central profile by Dec. 31 for a chance to win one of five $50 Amazon gift cards. Just add a photo or biography to your profile to be entered in the drawing.

  • Winter Certification Sale

    Get 25% off certification packages, study materials, exams and more! Use discount code CERTIFICATION2016 in the ASA Store.

  • Why wait? Update your profile today!

    Update your ASA Central profile by Dec. 31 for a chance to win one of five $50 Amazon gift cards. Just add a photo or biography to your profile to be entered in the drawing.

  • Staffing Success Digital Now Available

    Learn about tenure tracking opportunities for staffing, experience Staffing World 2016, and read about positioning ASA and the staffing industry for the future.

  • Profile Update Contest

    Update your ASA Central profile by Dec. 31 for a chance to win one of five $50 Amazon gift cards. Just add a photo or biography to your profile to be entered in the drawing.

  • Winter Certification Sale

    Get 25% off certification packages, study materials, exams and more! Use discount code CERTIFICATION2016 in the ASA Store.

  • November Legal Line—OSHA Safety Bulletins

    In this month's installment of Legal Line, ASA general counsel Stephen Dwyer discusses the latest temporary worker initiative safety bulletins from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. These bulletins provide guidance on the responsibilities of staffing firms and clients regarding bloodborne pathogens and powered industrial trucks.

  • Tell Us About Your Staffing Career

    ASA needs your input on careers in the staffing and recruiting industry. This survey should take only five to 10 minutes to complete. In appreciation of your time, you will be entered in a drawing to receive an ASA certification package or one of 10 $50 Amazon gift cards.

    Contact Cynthia Poole, ASA director of research, at 703-253-2048 or cpoole@americanstaffing.net with any questions regarding this research effort.

  • Direct Hire Live Discussion—Dec. 8, 4 p.m. Eastern

    Join Mike Rode on Dec. 9, 3–4 p.m. for a webinar on direct hire practices for staffing firms. The webinar will be followed by a live discussion on ASA Central at 4 p.m. Eastern.

  • Maximize Your Membership

    Are you making the best use of your company’s membership in the American Staffing Association? Learn about the many resources included with ASA membership. You will learn to navigate the ASA website and hear about professional development opportunities, legal and legislative resources, benchmarking data, marketing tools, and much more.

  • Safety Standard of Excellence Program

    The Safety Standard of Excellence program has been designed by the American Staffing Association and the National Safety Council to encourage staffing firms to adopt workplace safety best practices and standards and to foster and measure continuous safety improvement across all industry sectors.

  • Maximize Your Membership

    Are you making the best use of your company’s membership in the American Staffing Association? Learn about the many resources included with ASA membership. You will learn to navigate the ASA website and hear about professional development opportunities, legal and legislative resources, benchmarking data, marketing tools, and much more.

  • Safety Standard of Excellence

    The Safety Standard of Excellence program has been designed by the American Staffing Association and the National Safety Council to encourage staffing firms to adopt workplace safety best practices and standards and to foster and measure continuous safety improvement across all industry sectors.

  • Industry Supplier Survey

    The American Staffing Association invites industry suppliers to participate in the 2016 ASA Staffing Industry Supplier Survey, which gathers associate member and nonmember feedback on marketing channels. This input is essential in helping ASA provide the access, services, and benefits suppliers require to best meet the needs of the staffing industry.

  • Legal Line—Per Diem Payments

    In this month's installment of Legal Line, ASA government affairs counsel Toby Malara discusses the Internal Revenue Service's increased scrutiny on travel-related expenses while employees are on assignment away from their "tax homes."

  • Digital Edition of Staffing Success Magazine

    In a milestone year for the staffing industry, ASA presents a historic retrospective that showcases the remarkable contributions the association and its members have made—and how they are shaping the world of work in the decades ahead.

  • Industry Supplier Survey

    The American Staffing Association invites industry suppliers to participate in the 2016 ASA Staffing Industry Supplier Survey, which gathers associate member and nonmember feedback on marketing channels. This input is essential in helping ASA provide the access, services, and benefits suppliers require to best meet the needs of the staffing industry.

  • Staffing World 2016 Recap

    If you missed Staffing World or want to revisit your time at the 2016 convention, check out daily recaps of social media posts from San Diego.

  • Volunteer Application Deadline Oct. 31

    The association is currently seeking dedicated members for volunteer committees and ad hoc groups for the 2017 membership year. Please consider contributing your skills, insights, and perspective and serve as an industry leader.

  • ASA Is Seeking Volunteers

    The association is currently seeking dedicated members for volunteer committees and ad hoc groups for the 2017 membership year. Please consider contributing your skills, insights, and perspective and serve as an industry leader.

  • Quarterly Employment and Sales Survey

    The ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey is conducted on a quarterly basis and collects information on temporary and contract staffing sales, payroll, and employment. The survey has been conducted since 1992.

  • ASA Workforce Monitor—Training Can Improve Business Efficiencies, Minimize Losses

    The training-focused American Staffing Association Workforce Monitor survey reveals that for a majority of working adults, employer-provided training programs can improve their effectiveness and help limit mistakes on the job.

  • ASA Is Seeking Volunteers

    The association is currently seeking dedicated members for volunteer committees and ad hoc groups for the 2017 membership year. Please consider contributing your skills, insights, and perspective and serve as an industry leader.

  • Strategies for a Successful Joint Commission Review

    Learn how the Joint Commission Health Care Staffing Services (HCSS) Certification program can improve health care staffing operations and what your firm needs to do to qualify for the HCSS certification during the upcoming Joint Commission–ASA co-sponsored webinar on Oct. 4, 3–4 p.m. Eastern time.

  • Volunteer at Staffing World®

    If you are attending Staffing World® and are looking for ways to get more involved, volunteer to moderate a workshop or introduce a speaker. The deadline to apply for volunteer opportunities is Friday, Sept. 30.

  • Join the Staffing World® Attendee Community

    The Staffing World® attendee community on ASA Central is the place to get announcements about Staffing World®, to apply to volunteer at the convention, to connect with other attendees, and to plan your on-site meetings and activities before the convention.

  • Celebrate National Staffing Employee Week—Sept. 19–23

    National Staffing Employee Week celebrates the contributions of the millions of individuals employed by U.S. staffing firms each week. During this special week, staffing firms from across the nation host special events honoring their greatest asset: their temporary and contract employees.

  • Staffing World® Attendee Community Now Open

    If you're attending Staffing World, connect with other attendees before the big event to plan business lunches, networking meetings, party attendance, and more.

  • Staffing World® Advance Registration Ends Sept. 9

    Join the American Staffing Association at this unprecedented event, where the largest gathering of business pioneers, thought leaders, and trailblazers will take part in a historic celebration of the industry. Advance registration ends Sept. 9.

  • Maximize Your ASA Membership

    You are invited to attend the webinar "Maximize Your ASA Membership," Sept. 7, 3–3:30 p.m. Eastern time. During this 30-minute program, you’ll learn how to navigate the ASA website and hear about professional development opportunities, legal and legislative resources, benchmarking data, marketing tools, and much more.

    As with all ASA webinars, this program is free for ASA members. Register at the link below. If you have any questions, email asacentral@americanstaffing.net.

  • Staffing World Advance Registration Ends Sept. 9

    Join the American Staffing Association at this unprecedented event, where the largest gathering of business pioneers, thought leaders, and trailblazers will take part in a historic celebration of the industry.

  • Staffing World Advance Program

    Staffing World 2016, Oct. 25–27 in San Diego, is the place to be if you are in the staffing and recruiting industry. NEW this year, ASA has introduced content areas to help you quickly and efficiently identify the sessions that will deliver the greatest return on investment for you and your firm.

  • Staffing Success Magazine—July-August 2016

    Data culled from the latest ASA Workforce Monitor® survey reveals the strategies effective job seekers prefer most—and which job-seeking strategies actually result in attractive offers. Here’s a look at the numbers.

  • Engineering, IT, and Scientific Section Town Hall Forum: Value Adds for Clients

    Register for the upcoming engineering, IT, and scientific section town hall forum taking place Aug. 25, 12–1 p.m. Eastern time. The search and placement section town hall forum is your chance to discuss issues you are facing in your business with other industry professionals. Some of the topics to be discussed on the call include differentiating yourself to clients and candidates; what differentiators are and how to market them to your audiences; communicating your value to clients and candidates.

  • Employment and Sales Survey Ends Aug. 24

    The ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey is conducted on a quarterly basis and collects information on temporary and contract staffing sales, payroll, and employment. The survey has been conducted since 1992.

  • Staffing World® Advance Deadline—Sept. 9

    The advance rate for Staffing World® tickets expires Sept. 9. Register today to join ASA for its 50-year anniversary and take part in a historic celebration of the industry.

  • Engineering, IT, and Scientific Section Town Hall Forum: Value Adds for Clients

    Register for the upcoming engineering, IT, and scientific section town hall forum taking place Aug. 25, 12–1 p.m. Eastern time. The search and placement section town hall forum is your chance to discuss issues you are facing in your business with other industry professionals. Some of the topics to be discussed on the call include differentiating yourself to clients and candidates; what differentiators are and how to market them to your audiences; communicating your value to clients and candidates.

  • Search & Placement Section Town Hall Forum: Perceptions of the Industry

    Register for the upcoming search and placement section town hall forum taking place Aug. 11, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time. The search and placement section town hall forum is your chance to discuss issues you are facing in your business with other industry professionals. Some of the topics to be discussed on the call include differentiating yourself to clients and candidates; what differentiators are and how to market them to your audiences; communicating your value to clients and candidates.

  • Employment & Sales Survey Ends Aug. 24

    The ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey is conducted on a quarterly basis and collects information on temporary and contract staffing sales, payroll, and employment. The survey has been conducted since 1992.

  • Staffing Operations Benchmarking Survey—Data Portal Now Open

    The new ASA Staffing Operations Benchmarking Survey provides prior year sales, expenses, profits, and personnel performance metrics for temporary and contract staffing, and search and placement services. Participants who complete the survey can now access the data portal for free, real-time reports on the results of the survey.

  • Nominate Your Staffing Stars

    Earn recognition for your firm's best temporary or contract employees and leverage that recognition to differentiate your company in your most competitive markets—nominate outstanding performers who exemplify the promise of staffing employment in the 2017 National Staffing Employee of the Year program.

  • Indemnity Clauses in Client Contracts—Legal Line

    In this month’s installment of Legal Line, ASA general counsel Stephen Dwyer discusses the financial and other risks staffing firms assume when agreeing to contractual indemnification, and the resources available to ASA members that face unreasonable client indemnification demands.

  • Nominate Your Staffing Stars

    Earn recognition for your firm's best temporary or contract employees and leverage that recognition to differentiate your company in your most competitive markets—nominate outstanding performers who exemplify the promise of staffing employment in the 2017 National Staffing Employee of the Year program.

  • ASA 2016 Staffing Operations Benchmarking Survey

    The 2016 ASA Staffing Operations Benchmarking Survey is now open. Register for this new survey, which provides prior year sales, expense, profit, and personnel performance metrics based on input from temporary and contract staffing, and direct hire companies.

  • Staffing World—Additional Hotels Available

    ASA has made available additional hotel blocks for Staffing World. If you are attending, please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. When making your reservation, ask for the ASA Staffing World 2016 convention rate.

  • ASA Genius and Care Awards—Entries due July 1

    ASA honors the exemplary citizens, unsung heroes, and outstanding promotional efforts of its member staffing firms and their employees through a number of annual awards. Submit your entries for the ASA Genius and ASA Care awards by July 1.

  • Legal Line—Indemnity Clauses in Client Contracts

    In this month’s installment of Legal Line, ASA general counsel Stephen Dwyer discusses the financial and other risks staffing firms assume when agreeing to contractual indemnification, and the resources available to ASA members that face unreasonable client indemnification demands.

  • How Can ASA Best Meet Your Needs?

    The annual ASA member satisfaction survey is now open. Provide ASA invaluable feedback by answering four simple questions about your membership experience. The survey will remain open through June 27. Your participation in this survey is critical in helping ASA learn what is important to you and how well the association is serving you. If you have any questions or did not receive a survey link, contact Simone Bielsker at 703-253-2052 or sbielsker@americanstaffing.net.

  • ASA Staffing Professional Catalog Showcases Industry Resources

    The 2016 ASA Staffing Professional Catalog presents information about new products and resources, including strategic industry research and data, leading industry certification programs and study materials, and marketing materials to give your firm a competitive edge. Gain a professional advantage—visit americanstaffing.net today to view the latest product catalog.

  • Earn Recognition and Differentiate Your Firm—Deadlines Are Approaching

    Gain national recognition for your company and leverage that recognition to differentiate your firm in your most competitive markets. ASA is now accepting submissions for ASA Care Awards, ASA Genius Awards, and ASA National Staffing Employee of the Year.

  • Staffing World Early Registration Ends June 10

    Staffing World 2016 takes place Oct. 25–27 in San Diego, but the advance registration deadline is just one week away. Save up to $300 per person when you register by June 10.

  • Watch Your Email for a Survey From ASA

    Check your email for a message with a link to an online survey, which closes June 3. Participate in the survey to help ASA gather data on independent contractors in staffing.

  • New Legal Line Video for ASA Members

    In this month's installment, ASA general counsel Stephen Dwyer discusses the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's latest Temporary Worker Initiative bulletins, which address temporary and contract employee safety, and health training and hazard communication.

  • Updated ASA Privacy Policy

    ASA has updated its privacy policy to better clarify to members how their personal information is collected and stored. If you have questions about the ASA privacy policy, email asacentral@americanstaffing.net.

  • Employment & Sales Survey Ends May 25

    The ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey is conducted on a quarterly basis and collects information on temporary and contract staffing sales, payroll, and employment. The survey has been conducted since 1992.

  • ASA Celebrates the Best in the Industry

    ASA is now accepting submissions for all its awards programs—the ASA Genius Awards, ASA Care Awards, and National Staffing Employee of the Year. Through these awards programs, the association honors the exemplary people, unsung heroes, and outstanding communications efforts of its members, their temporary and contract employees, and affiliated chapters and regional councils.

  • Position Yourself as a Thought Leader

    Apart from providing you with great advice from your fellow ASA members, ASA Central blogs give you the opportunity to share your expertise and to position yourself as a thought leader in the ASA community. If you need inspiration, take a look at the hundreds of blog posts submitted by members.

  • Streamline Your ASA Central Emails

    You’re busy, so ASA has redesigned the digest emails you receive from ASA Central each day. Now, if you’re a member of more than one community on ASA Central, you can merge all of your digests together into one tidy email.

  • Sector-Specific Resources for Your Firm

    ASA sections bring you regular webinars, live discussions, and town hall forums to help you stay up-to-date on the latest in your sector. Join one or more ASA section communities from your profile on ASA Central.

  • Connect With Your Community on ASA Central

    As part of this year's ASA Central birthday events, ASA is hosting a webinar on the features and benefits of the industry's premier online community and network.

  • ASA Summer Certification Sale

    For the months of May and June only, all ASA certification study materials, exams, packages, lapel pins, and certificate frames are 25% off. Use discount code ASASUMMER16 in the ASA Store by June 30.

  • Updated ASA Privacy Policy

    ASA has updated its privacy policy to better clarify to members how their personal information is collected and stored. If you have questions about the ASA privacy policy, email asacentral@americanstaffing.net.

  • Social Media Webinars & Live Discussions

    Join social media specialists from the McIntyre Group, Dean's Professional Services, and Abbtech Professional Resources for webinars followed by live discussions of social media and its effect on staffing companies' operations and recruitment efforts.

  • Nine Out of 10 Staffing Professionals Fill Job Orders Within 10 Days

    The results of last quarter's ASA Central poll are in, and 90% of respondents reported filling job orders within 10 business days. Respond to this quarter's poll below!

  • Register for SLC and Receive a New ACA Report

    ASA senior counsel Ed Lenz is working on a new ASA special report on the Affordable Care Act, which will be published in time for the upcoming ASA Staffing Law Conference. All conference attendees will receive a copy of the new report.

  • New Resource—Joint Employment Tool Kit

    In the wake of recent federal government pronouncements pertaining to joint employment in third-party staffing arrangements, ASA has published this collection of resources to help staffing companies address client concerns.

  • Social Media Webinars & Live Discussions

    Join social media specialists from the McIntyre Group, Dean's Professional Services, and Abbtech Professional Resources for webinars followed by live discussions of social media and its effect on staffing companies' operations and recruitment efforts.

  • Staffing Firms Add 4,000 Jobs in March, Slow Growth Continues

    Temporary help employment showed little change from February to March (0.1%), according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Staffing employment was 1.9% higher than in March 2015. Year-to-year staffing job growth averaged 3.5% per month over the past 12 months.

  • ASA Legal Line Video Updates

    Each month the ASA legal team delivers a video update–exclusively for ASA members–featuring a critical legal, regulatory, or legislative topic that can affect your business operations.

  • Social Media Webinars & Live Discussions

    Join social media specialists from the McIntyre Group, Dean's Professional Services, and Abbtech Professional Resources for webinars followed by live discussions of social media and its effect on staffing companies' operations and recruitment efforts.

  • Secure Your Room Reservation for SLC by 3/25

    The 2016 ASA Staffing Law Conference room rate is available to conference attendees before and after the conference dates (April 20–21), subject to availability. The room rate includes complimentary Wi-Fi in the guest rooms as well as the hotel’s resort fee.

    After March 25, reservations will be accepted at the hotel’s prevailing rate. Check-in starts at 4 p.m.; check-out is at 11 a.m.

  • Staffing Employment Grew 2.6% in 2015

    The ASA Quarterly Staffing Employment & Sales Survey results show that U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.3 million temporary and contract workers per week in 2015, up 2.6% from 2014.

  • Few Adults Likely to Look for a Job or Relocate

    The inaugural American Staffing Association Workforce Monitor uncovered several key factors regarding U.S. adults’ potential and drivers to leave a position and seek a new job opportunity.

  • Join an Industry Section Community

    ASA Central's section communities support the broad areas of the industry and are a free benefit of ASA membership. You can enroll in a section by visiting your member profile and clicking "Join a Section."

  • Staffing Success—January-February 2016

    Meet 2016 National Staffing Employee of the Year Ben Keen, a technical operations analyst and veteran of the U.S. Army who turned his life around with the help of a staffing firm. Learn more about what makes Keen this year’s stand-out staffing employee.

  • March Is Money Month

    Join staffing sales trainer Scott Love in this five-part webinar series brought to you exclusively by the American Staffing Association.

  • Employment & Sales Survey Ends March 2

    The ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey is conducted on a quarterly basis and collects information on temporary and contract staffing sales, payroll, and employment. The survey has been conducted since 1992.

  • ASA Turns 50—Join the Celebration!

    It’s a historic year for the staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. The American Staffing Association turns 50—and a year-long celebration of the history, achievements, leadership, and influence surrounding ASA and its members has officially kicked off with the launch of a dedicated anniversary section of the ASA website.

  • Register for the 2016 Staffing Law Conference by Feb. 26 for Best Pricing!

    In 2016, the ASA Staffing Law Conference returns to the Gaylord National Harbor Resort & Convention Center. Plan ahead to attend this important industry event, where staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions professionals get timely legal and regulatory updates affecting their businesses.

  • Staffing Law Digest 2016: Vol. 1—Now Available Online

    Staffing Law, published three times a year, keeps ASA members informed of current legal, legislative, and regulatory developments affecting the staffing services industry.

  • Show Your Support for CSR and ASA Cares Month

    Show your support for CSR and ASA Cares Month by signing the pledge to support corporate social responsibility at your company. ASA Cares Month is a new, commemorative event celebrates corporate social responsibility (CSR) and our partnership with Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG). ASA and JAG are working together to help prepare at-risk youth from across the nation for their future roles in the workforce.

  • Complete the ASA Quarterly Staffing Employment and Sales Survey

    The association's quarterly Staffing Employment and Sales Survey for the third quarter of 2015 is now open. Staffing firms that complete the brief survey will receive an exclusive report on the results—now enhanced with graphs and an executive summary. The report also includes sales category and sector-level data.

  • Call for Subject Matter Experts–Due Feb 12

    The American Staffing Association seeks staffing industry professionals and search consultants to share their expertise through live presentations and webinars. February 12 is the deadline to submit presentation ideas.

  • ASA Workforce Monitor–Unemployment

    The American Staffing Association Workforce Monitor survey series focuses on current U.S. workforce trends and issues. Available to view and download below are a summary of survey findings and infographics on the results.

  • February Webinars–Staffing World Idea Labs

    If you missed a Staffing World Idea Lab, ASA is hosting a series of webinars featuring recordings of 2015 Idea Labs followed by a live Q&A with the presenter.

  • ASA Cares Month: Celebrating CSR

    February 1 marks the start of ASA Cares Month. This new, commemorative event celebrates corporate social responsibility (CSR) and our partnership with Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG). ASA and JAG are working together to help prepare at-risk youth from across the nation for their future roles in the workforce.

  • Take Advantage of the SLC Early Bird Rate

    In 2016, the ASA Staffing Law Conference returns to the Gaylord National Harbor Resort & Convention Center. Plan ahead to attend this important industry event, where staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions professionals get timely legal and regulatory updates affecting their businesses.

  • Call for Subject Matter Experts

    The American Staffing Association seeks staffing industry professionals and search consultants to share their expertise through live presentations and webinars. ASA is also looking for professionals in business, workforce management, and other disciplines pertinent to the staffing industry.