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Starting a Staffing Firm

Ready to open a staffing firm?
These resources from the American Staffing Association can help you get started.

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Study Compliance Resources

ASA sells several valuable industry textbooks.

ASA recommends working with your legal counsel to learn about licensing, registration, and bonding laws that may be applicable in your state.

Research Safety Best Practices

ASA is committed to protecting the rights, safety, and well-being of temporary workers-and educating staffing companies, their clients, and temporary workers about temporary worker rights and employee responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

Explore Industry Research

ASA offers key industry research and analysis, economic data, operations benchmarks, and business intelligence-including

Review Marketing Resources

The New Language of Staffing: Handbook for Communicating Your Company’s Values to Job Seekers is based on industry research into an issue identified by staffing and recruiting companies as one of their top concerns—growing the talent pipeline. This handbook for staffing professionals details the job seeker mindset and pain points, the industry’s value proposition to job seekers, a new lexicon for communicating with job seekers, and more.

Find Industry Suppliers

Find companies that specialize in the staffing industry. The ASA Marketplace provides a listing of associate members by specialty.

Learn About Staffing

If there’s a topic important to staffing firms and staffing professionals, it’s likely covered during ASA webinars and events.

  • Check out the listing of upcoming programs for opportunities to learn best practices, legal updates, recruiting tactics, marketing, analysis and trends, and much more.

Meet the Requirements for ASA Membership

Because the American Staffing Association’s bylaws require firms to be open for business and actively placing staff on assignment, companies in the beginning stages of opening do not qualify for membership. Additional criteria for membership require that firms operate on a for-profit basis as a separately identifiable entity that provides staffing or employment-related services to third parties and does not charge its employees a fee for placing them in jobs. Applicant firms must agree to abide by the ASA Code of Ethics and Good Practices. In addition, firms must be able to demonstrate they have a process in place for making lawful worker classification decisions and assume responsibility for these decisions.

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