ATLANTA, GA – 2013 – Karen Richards, CERS, President and CEO of Fidelis Companies in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area, announced today that 14 recruiters have received national certification designations from the National Association of Personnel Services.
The CPC designation was awarded to Jacob Barnes, Bill Johnson, Johnny Letourneau, Charlotte Mitchell, Heath Anderson, Richard Steinfield and Jessica Thompson. The CTS designation was awarded to John Branson, Michelle Cessnun, Timothy Noakes, Bryce G. Shields, Jessica Thompson and Chris White as well as Karen Richards.
Along with the 14 newly certified recruiters, Fidelis has 5 recruiters on staff, along with Karen Richards, who were previously certified with either the CPC or the CTS certification. Those employees are: Tom McMullen, CTS, Mike Simonson, CTS, May Li, CPC, James Roberts, CPC, Trish Wyderka, CPC as well as Karen Richards, CPC.
The CPC and the CTS are the only national designations recognized globally by the personnel services and staffing industry. A CPC must be knowledgeable on employment laws and regulations, as well as the highest standard of business practices set forth by the NAPS. Today, Karen’s team joins approximately 9900 Certified individuals in the nation, a designation that began in 1961!
“Attaining national certification through the NAPS is one way our recruiters can set themselves apart from the rest,” said Karen Richards, CERS, CPC/CTS. “It ensures that industry professionals are knowledgeable on the most current employment laws, the highest ethical standards and the best business practices. This allows my team to bring that valuable expertise to our clients and candidates.
Each year, approximately 700 candidates from nearly every state in the nation sit for the CPC and CTS exams, explained John Sacerdote, NAPS President. “The continued growth in the number of staffing professionals who are seeking certification is a strong indication of how well-regarded these designations have become to corporate clients of staffing firms.”
Certification exams are reviewed and updated as necessary to reflect current federal employment law. Highlights of the exams include: laws against discrimination; relationships with candidates and clients; reference checking; contracts; bonding; owning your own company; payroll; truth in lending; employer liability; Consumer Protection Act; as well as case studies.
For more information on the NAPS, please visit www.recruitinglife.com.
For more information on Fidelis Companies, please visit http://www.fideliscompanies.com