Advocating Quality Service to Consumers: A NAPS Tradition

  By Dr. Frank Burtnett  |    Wed Jun 27, 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...

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

  By Dr. Frank Burtnett  |    Wed Jun 27, 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...

Candidates Understand Their Personal Career Development: A Primer for Staffing Professionals (Part 1)

  By Dr. Frank Burtnett  |    Tue Jun 26, 2012

Category: Certification, Education

The career development process represents a series of life stages and events during which a person identifies, selects, prepares for, enters and progresses through an occupation or career. The process runs parallel with other aspects of human growth and development (physical/biological, cognitive and socioemotional, etc.) and represents a body of...

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...

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