American Staffing Association
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Richard A. Wahlquist
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    Loved working with the people there. Very respectful and collaborative atmosphere. They valued my opinion and we had a nice time all working together. While they didn't budge on compensation they did negotiate more time off which showed me they had some flexibility. Great boss--very fair and dealt with conflict extremely well.


    Some formality in certain areas but I think it got better in recent years. In other reviews of interview, etc. it is a longer process and the interview with the CEO is very long but it will help you and them decide if you fit in which can make the difference in how you work with colleagues everyday.

    Advice to Management

    Allow teleworking and a little more informal attire and policies.

American Staffing Association Interviews

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    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at American Staffing Association.


    Most staff is obtained through staffing agencies. Temps are used often. They don't mind dragging along the interview process and having people come in many times. Several rounds of interviews and meetings, whether you come from an agency or directly. Once you get to the interviews directly with ASA, you'll first have a phone interview, then an in-person interview with direct supervisor and probably their supervisor. If you do well, you move on: everyone is given a basic competency test in writing: read the paragraph (maybe two or three paragraphs) and edit for grammar, spelling, etc. There may be a typing or computer competency test also. If you pass that you are probably sure you've got the job at that point. But you're wrong. The CEO has final say in everything so there's an obligatory one-on-one with him before any job offer is made. He asks some wacky questions, but I can't remember any now. I was asked by several people what he came up with for me and they shared the unusual stuff they'd been asked. I guess he likes to catch people off guard, or it's an effort to see the "real" you so he can decide whether you'd fit in. Because he doesn't trust the people you'd be working directly with to make their own decisions, apparently. The whole process isn't too bad--as long as you're hired after they make you come in so many times and drag it along so much.

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    • Don't recall, but if you get to interview with the CEO, know to expect the unexpected.   Answer Question


    they didn't budge and the salary was low. low level position, though, but still low for the position especially in the DC area.

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Headquarters Alexandria, VA
Size 16 to 50 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Business Services
Revenue $5 to $10 million (USD) per year
Competitors SHRM, SIA, NAPS

The American Staffing Association (ASA) has a permanent interest in temporary staffing. The group promotes the business of staffing through such efforts as lobbying, improving public relations, setting ethical standards, and providing education. The ASA boasts more than 60 chapters in more than 40 states and the District of Columbia. The organization's members serve a variety of industries, especially health care, IT, clerical, professional, and industrial, from more than 15,000 offices across the US as temporary staff, recruiting and placement personnel, and ... More

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