Rhode Island Staffing Association
HISTORY AND OVERVIEW
The Rhode Island Staffing Association (RISA) is the proud merger between the Rhode Island Association of Personnel Consultants (RIAPC, incorporated in 1973) and the Rhode Island Association of Temporary Services (RIATS, incorporated in 1985). RISA was the first successful association merger in the country and was a model for others to follow. The association effectively represents all staffing services professionals such as; Executive Search, Retained Search, Contingency Search, Contract Staffing, Temporary Staffing, Temp-to-hire, Outsourcing, Career Counseling, PEO’s and Individual Recruiters. RISA represents a dedicated group of owners, managers, independents looking to foster a stronger working relationship in the general business community.
RISA’s objectives and purposes are subscribed to by its member firms whose principal functions are to provide competent temporary and direct hire staffing help to businesses, industries, professional and service organizations, and public and governmental entities.
RISA represents over 100 firms in the state and with the support of NAPS & ASA, is the only organized voice for the entire industry in Rhode Island. Member firms are responsible for thousands of job placements annually throughout Rhode Island and across the country.
The primary services of RISA to its members and the public are communication, education, ethics/arbitration, and legislative lobbying efforts. Educational programs and seminars are offered throughout the year to keep the membership up-to-date on the ever-changing business. Topics include employment law, recruiting mastery, interviewing skills, social media recruiting, strategy, marketing, advertising, communication, human dynamics, and many other aspects of education in staffing.