Helping Candidates Understand Their Personal Career Development: A Primer for Staffing Professionals (Part 2)

  By Frank Burnett  |    Tue Jun 26, 2012

Category: Certification, Education

How can staffing professionals assist candidates realize their full career potential? In Part 1 (January), my emphasis was on your understanding of the career development process as it applies to people across the life span. In this second part, I will address some specific ways the staffing professional can play...

The ABCs of NAPS Certification Maintenance

  By Dr. Frank Burtnett  |    Tue Jun 26, 2012

Category: Certification, Education

The quest for certification by staffing industry professionals over the past several years has resulted in hundreds of new Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC), Certified Temporary Staffing-Specialist (CTS) and Certified Employment Retention Specialist (CERS) certificates being awarded by the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS). A significant number of these new...

Lifelong Learning: A Future Fact-of-Life, Your Life

  By Dr. Frank Burtnett  |    Tue Jun 26, 2012

Category: Certification, Education

“Lifelong learning is the continual acquisition of knowledge and skills throughout somebody's life. Lifelong learning occurs in preparation for, and in response to, the different roles, situations, and environments that somebody will encounter in the course of a lifetime. It is supported by formal and informal education systems, both within...

Distance Learning: Doing It the Right Way

  By Dr. Frank Burtnett  |    Tue Jun 26, 2012

Category: Certification, Education

The Internet has placed continuing education within easy grasp of staffing professionals. From a webinar on a “hot” topic to a detailed course of study taken over time, working professionals can now access a myriad of learning opportunities. That’s the good news. The negative aspects of distance learning come in several...

Investing in the Development of the Staffing Team: A Win-Win Scenario

  By Anonymous  |    Thu Jun 21, 2012

Category: Certification, Education

Recent studies of the attributes desired in employers by new and relatively inexperienced employees suggests a shifting somewhat from the "bread and butter" issues such as salary and benefits to ones that show concern for the development of staff members in general and provide support and encouragement for individual growth...

Advocating Quality Service to Consumers: A NAPS Tradition

  By Anonymous  |    Thu Jun 21, 2012

Category: Certification, Education

The National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS) has been a leader in education and certification for a half century. In advancing the importance of the professionalism and ethics in the staffing industry, NAPS has taken an “advocate” position on behalf of candidates and clients served by certificate holders---advancing education, certification...

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