They share any information that’s available concerning our business or things that might affect our business. And I think they also are very effective in helping you understand why you need to look at things differently if you’re not looking at them the right way.
- Tanya Henry, Executive Director, Milwaukee Careers Cooperative


We are constantly on the alert for all the latest industry news, legislative updates, trends and more that could possibly impact your staffing business. Our president and CEO, Julie Ann Bittner, also shares her insights on the staffing industry in her message (link below). And when we don’t see information about a topic we feel is critical for you to know, we create it ourselves to share in our monthly email.

Press Room

Although it’s easy to get caught up in day-to-day business operations, we’ve come to recognize over the years that it’s important to take a step back and continue our own learning and growth when it comes to leadership — not only for the benefit of TRICOM as a company, but also for us to share this knowledge with our clients and the staffing industry.

For this reason, the TRICOM management team virtually attended the Global Leadership Summit the first week in August. We were floored by the amazing presentations, but one stood out to the entire team: Craig Groeschel’s opening presentation entitled, “Leading Through the Dip.”

In this presentation, Craig talks about times when you hit a ceiling, when what you’ve always done in your business no longer works, and taking the risk to try something new – even if it means a temporary downturn in productivity or efficiency.

In his presentation, Craig guides attendees to “understand the power of unmaking promises, leading with confident uncertainty, obsessing with the why, and having the courage to do some things that may feel like a step backwards so that we can take several steps forward.” 

The American Staffing Association provides a monthly legal update called the ASA Legal Line. This series features a member of the ASA legal team who addresses critical legal, regulatory, and legislative topics that may have a direct impact on your staffing business.

The latest ASA Legal Line installment featured Senator Rob Portman’s “Back-to-Work Bonus Program,” which is a business friendly alternative to the weekly pandemic payment program (Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation).

Toby Malara, ASA government affairs counsel, updated members on Senator Rob Portman’s “Back-to-Work Program,” which is a business-friendly alternative to the weekly pandemic payment program (Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation) and urges your support of this legislative proposal.

In July’s installment of ASA Legal Line, Malara discussed that one of the major provisions of the CARES Act signed into law in April 2020 was the creation of an additional federal $600 weekly pandemic payment, known as Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation, for those individuals receiving unemployment benefits.

With workplaces in some areas starting to reopen after the loosening or lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, health experts are claiming that workers will return to a different type of workplace than which they had previously known. While social distancing and other factors will impact how organizations function, recent protests regarding race and equality may also play a role in shaping how organizations move forward.

Diversity and inclusion training is not new. Nearly 85 percent of Fortune 500 companies have some form of diversity and inclusion practices. What may be new in some companies is how to address these concerns and move forward in a way that allows all employees to feel valued for their unique talents and who they are.

How as business owners and managers do we do this? How do we build environments where employees feel like they belong?