Avionté CONNECT 2021 Virtual Staffing Industry Conference Recap
Last week, we welcomed over 1,000 clients, partners, and staffing professionals to our annual user conference,
This was the second consecutive year of American Staffing Association‘s virtual Staffing Law conference but – based on the COVID-19 progress outlined in this post – hopefully the last fully virtual conference! Like last year, there was an organized landing page on the ASA website which included all the session times & dates as well as an overview of the session topics. A dedicated resource page contained all the presentation information for easy access to review the PowerPoints utilized within each session. The biggest difference in structure from 2020’s Staffing Law conference to 2021 is the attendee & exhibitor interaction between the main sessions. 2020 consisted of exhibitor landing pages to mimic a virtual booth for attendees to visit as is done in a typical in-person conference.
For 2021, there were no exhibitor landing pages for interaction, rather automatic breakout sessions were initiated via Zoom after the main sessions concluded consisting of pre-determined topics with Q&A. The breakout sessions were moderated by sponsors, and Avionté assisted with facilitation of the “Negotiating Client Contracts” Q&A breakout. These breakout sessions were not necessarily associated with the main session topics; however, they did produce strong participation as the groups were pulled together all through attendees logged into Zoom.
Here are the highlights of the overarching topics covered in this year’s Staffing Law conference. Along with each topic, we have provided details of how Avionté staffing software can help you manage the regulations.
Utilizing Avionté with Adobe I-9 for Remote Verification – The Avionté AERO & BOLD platforms allow for the remote completion of the Form I-9 utilizing Adobe Sign. Per the new DHS guidelines involving remote verification of Section 2 of the I-9, clients can send the I-9 as a talent task to the employee for section 1 completion from the application, then (via video, fax or email) inspect the section 2 Identity & Work Authorization of the employee.
Utilizing Avionté to track COVID-19 Sick Leave Wages & Credits – Avionté provides standard Transaction Types & Paid Leave Banks to assist with tracking paid leave hours allotted within the ARPA, as well as produce reporting for tax credits earned on employer paid leave.
We hope this recap serves as cliff notes for those of you who attended this year’s conference or who were unable to make it. Avionté truly enjoyed sponsoring the American Staffing Association (ASA) Staffing Law conference this year. We look forward to next year’s conference and gathering with others in person again.
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