2023 Staffing Trends: Projections and Reflections



Identifying industry trends is critical for staffing firm leaders, who are charged with developing strategic initiatives toward growth. Understanding those trends is also important for staffing firm managers, recruiters, and other staffing professionals, who must implement those strategic initiatives. ASA has done the research and analysis on behalf of its members and has released the top 10 trends in staffing for 2023. These trends—and targeted resources to support each one—will be the topic of this webinar. Participate in this important learning opportunity to discuss these trends and how they will affect 2023 strategic initiatives, business goals, and future growth.

During this webinar, attendees will learn

  • Learn about staffing industry trends for 2023 and how to strategically use them within their companies
  • Discover resources and tools supporting each trend and its effect on growth opportunities
  • Connect with industry experts and peers with similar growth opportunities and outlooks


Richard WahlquistRichard Wahlquist

President and CEO, American Staffing Association

Wahlquist is the association’s primary spokesman and is responsible for the overall direction and performance of the association. Before joining ASA in 1989 as vice president, administration and government affairs, he led and coordinated government affairs activities on behalf of the staffing industry in all 50 states; Washington, DC; Puerto Rico; and Canada. He speaks regularly before business groups on employment issues and trends and has been a featured lecturer in Europe, South America, South Africa, and Japan. He was recognized by Human Resources Outsourcing Today magazine as one of the “100 Superstars of HR Outsourcing” and by Recruiter magazine as one of the 100 most influential individuals in the staffing and recruiting industry. Wahlquist also serves on the board of directors for the World Employment Confederation and Jobs for America’s Graduates.

Seth SteinSeth Stein

president and chief executive officer, Eastridge Workforce Solutions

In January 2020, Stein was named CEO of Eastridge Workforce Solutions after serving as president of Eastridge Workforce Recruitment since 2013. Stein joined Eastridge as an entry-level sales associate in 1998 and has held virtually every position in its recruitment division, including overseeing two of Eastridge’s largest acquisitions— Abbott Staffing Group in 2009 and Operon Resource Management in 2017. Stein is a graduate of the George Washington University, having earned a bacherlor’s degree in communication, and has a master’s degree in executive leadership from the University of San Diego.

Katie BreaultKatie Breault

senior vice president, growth and impact, YUPRO

Breault helps forward-thinking companies overcome the challenges they face as YUPRO’s senior vice president, growth and impact. With her extensive background in diversity hiring, advocacy, public policy, consulting, and organizational development, she is a recognized expert in developing creative solutions that meet business needs. Breault discovered Year Up through a volunteer opportunity to mentor a young adult who exemplified the qualities she was seeking in hiring entry-level talent: grit, professionalism, and an enthusiasm to learn and grow. Through this relationship, she was inspired to devote her career to connecting this exceptional pipeline of talent to employers seeking these same qualities. With her mentee at the forefront of her mind, Breault is committed to providing her clients with access to this skilled and determined, yet often overlooked, source of talent.

Jason LeverantJason Leverant, TSC, CSP, CHP, CSC

president and chief operating officer, At Work Group

Leverant is president and chief operating officer of the AtWork Group, which helps more than 50,000 people find jobs at more than 1,500 client companies each day. Under his leadership, AtWork has grown 61% in annual revenue over the past two years and has been recognized by a number of organizations for accelerated growth and operational excellence, including ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing–Client and Best of Staffing–Talent; Staffing Industry Analysts’s U.S. Largest Staffing Firms, U.S. Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms, and U.S. Largest Light-Industrial Staffing Firms; and Franchise Business Review’s Top 100 Franchises for Veterans. Leverant is an active and longtime volunteer and in 2016 was recognized with the ASA Volunteer of the Year Award. He has served on the employee safety and workers’ compensation committees and as chair of the ASA Tennessee Council. Currently, he is actively involved in the association’s staffing tech task force, and he will be chair starting in 2023.


Dustin D NorwoodDustin D Norwood, SPHR

Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, American Staffing Association

With over 20 years in the education and learning and development industries, serving as both a contractor in private sector and a specialist in the public sector, Norwood has gained the experience and knowledge necessary to transform an organization’s training program into a fully functional learning and development program. Norwood is an expert in the latest trends in instructional design and competent in every form of instructional delivery and design. He heads up ASAs IT & Technology Taskforce.

Samira AlimohammadSamira Alimohammad

Vice president and general counsel, Specialist Staffing Group

Alimohammad oversees SSG’s legal and compliance division. Responsible for protecting its assets across its six brands, Samira has helped leaders mitigate exposure amid an impressive profit increase from $181 million in 2014 to over $300 million today. Of Alimohammad’s many contributions, she reconstructed SThree’s contracts department, significantly reducing exposure to contractual risk while building out the compliance department and implementing policies adherent to federal, state, and city laws. As a member of the U.S. management board, Alimohammad has shepherded SSG through the many national, state, and local regulatory changes, continuing to maintain her lead advisory role in North America.

Hope BradfordHope Bradford

Sr. Director Digital Transformations Office AMER/OCG Solutions, Kelly

Global IT Leader with Product Centric and Agile Methodology Ambassador who is an accomplished Technology Enablement Consultant with more than 20 years of experience. Overseeing multi-million-dollar budgets to develop and launch business technology application solutions for global markets. A strategic analyst with a proven track record of optimizing processes to improve efficiency, increase productivity, and reduce costs to ensure the timely completion of projects within budget and to specifications. A proven and effective leader who motivates cross-functional teams to boost performance to consistently exceed goals and further the mission of the organization.

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