Note: Articles that are marked with an asterisk (*) can be read for continuing education credit by NAPS certificate holders. Any CPC, CTS or CERS who reads any six of the linked articles can count two hours of contact time toward the 17 hours he or she must earn each year as a part of their certification maintenance. In this edition, for example, 10 items qualify for professional reading. Reading all four quarterly editions of  The NAPS Credential and their links over the course of the year can qualify the reader for eight contact hours or .8 CEUs annually.
July, August, September 2017                                                                          Volume 12 Number 3
U.S. Experiencing Rising Career Skills Mismatch*



According to Reuter's news agency, American job openings set records earlier this year, but employers are having trouble finding suitable candidates for hiring. Separately, the  New York Times ran a story recently that summarized the innovative and often collaborative programs being created by the postsecondary education sector to address the problem.
 
The NYT piece included an overview of seven institutional strategies, some of which the paper states are "upending traditional approaches and views of higher education." Both stories intimated that a return to apprenticeships may have to be a part of any long-term solution.
 
Read more...
 
Employers Intend to Hire More Interns*
 
Employers anticipate hiring 3.4% more interns in 2017 than they did in 2016, according to a new report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). These findings from NACE's 2017 Internship & Co-op Survey report make 2017 the first year since 2013 that employers have reported positive hiring projections for interns and full-time, entry-level hires.

Read more...
Adolescents Disappearing from the Workforce*

If you've observed fewer teens in the workplace this summer and in part-time jobs during the school year, you're witnessing what a recent Washington Post story suggests is the growing disappearance of younger individuals from the workforce. According to the Post , the number of teens working while in high school has dropped from 40% in 1991 to less than 20% today. Numerous reasons are cited.
NAPS Denver Conference ~ Educational, Business Growth and Networking Opportunities
 
The Rocky Mountain Association of Recruiters (RMAR) and the Hyatt Regency Denver will host the annual NAPS National Conference this coming September 20-22, 2017 as search and staffing professionals gather for educational, business development and networking purposes.

Conference planners have constructed a smorgasbord of keynote presentations and focused industry (i.e., direct hire, temp, owner/manager, professional specialty, etc.) programs from which to choose. The Mile High City also offers a once-a-year opportunity to network with professional peers from across the nation and the globe.
 
View Conference Overview and register...
Numbers Count ~ College Persistence and Retention Trends Up*
 


Of all students who started college in fall 2015, 73.4% persisted at any U.S. institution in fall 2016, while 61.1% were retained at their starting institution. The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center study defined persistence rate as the percentage of students who return to college at any institution for their second year, and the retention rate as the percentage of students who return to the same institution.
 
Read more...
https://nscresearchcenter.org/snapshotreport28-first...
CPC and CTS Certification ~ Add the Certification Immersion Class to Denver Schedule



Add the NAPS Certification Immersion Class (September 20, 2017 / 12 noon to 5pm) and round out an incredible Denver experience. Taught by Educational Consultant Frank Burtnett  and Legal Consultant Josh Kirkpatrick, the Immersion Class is the path that more than 1,500 CPCs and CTSs have followed to industry certification.
 
The program consists of three hours of training, followed by a paper/pencil certification exam. Don't put off certification any longer. Register today, receive the NAPS training materials and begin your personal study.
 
Learn more and register...
Worth Reading ~ Are Apprenticeships the Answer to the Skills Gap*
 
Cassius O. Johnson, Vice President of Jobs of the Future, offers a view on the rebirth of apprenticeships in addressing the existing U.S. "skills gap" in an essay that he prepared for  InsideHigherEd electronic newsletter. 
 
Read more...
https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2017/06/20/closer-look-trumps-proposed-apprenticeship-program-essay
Jillian Smiley Named First Frank Burtnett Education Scholarship Recipient
 


Jillian Smiley, recruiter at Pathfinders, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia was recently named the first Frank Burtnett Education Scholarship recipient by the National Association of Personnel Services. This new member activity is designed to promote professional development and continuing education within the NAPS search and staffing community.

Members interested in certification and professional development should check out the link below and view the October/November/December edition of The NAPS Credential for information about the next round of competition for the scholarship.

Learn more about the scholarship...
CERS Training Scheduled for NAPS Conference

NAPS has once again scheduled the very popular Certified Employee Retention Specialist (CERS) training experience as a part of the national conference in Denver. Led by Henry Glickel, President of Sales Recruiter, Inc. the educational session (September 20, 2017 (10am-5pm) will train CPCs and CTSs in the art of offering employee engagement and retention consultation to their clients.
 
Learn more and register...
New CPCs and CTSs for April, May & June

The April-May-June period witnessed a number of new search and staffing professionals achieve their Certified Placement Consultant (CPC) and Certified Temporary Staffing-Specialist (CTS) certificates. Bolstered by a Certification Immersion Class Webinar taught by Frank Burtnett and Josh Kirkpatrick in early May, the most recent group of certificants included the following:
 


Sue Gillis
Logan D Lee
Julie Diamond
Anne Charette
Cindy Szajkovics
Ronald D Brown
Dona M Quirke
Jason Fashing
Luke Haider
Kristen Faul
Jeremy Wilburn
Tami Canterbury
Noori Azmi



Tami Canterbury
Ryan Nicole Hill
Annalese Bernard
Lilly Tran
Tanja Stanley
Claudia Johnson
Jennifer Suzanne Bock
Ray Powell
Katie Friedman
Jason Fashing
Luke Haider
Whitney Long


NACE Job Outlook Report ~ Good News for Class of 2017*

Commencement ceremonies have come and gone and the Class of 2017, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, fared reasonably well as nearly all respondents to the NACE Job Outlook Report were indicating they planned to hire from the most recent crop of degree recipients.

Read more...
https://www.naceweb.org/job-market/trends-and-predictions...
On the Lighter Side Revisited ~ Similarities Between the Job Search and Dating*

Your editor bumped into a posting that was published approximately five years ago in The NAPS Credential comparing the job search to dating. The Forbes magazine online article included the musings of Roy Cohen, a veteran New York City career counselor and executive coach, who offered the belief that the same strategies---like playing hard to get and using impeccable timing---are ones that are also needed in looking for a new job. According to Cohen, the job search is all about "making oneself highly desirable".
 
Read again at...
http://www.forbes.com/2011/02/24/job-seeking-dating-leadership...
Fastest Growing Job Skills Needed for the Online Job Market*
 
Do you have candidates with experiences like artificial intelligence, immigration law, brand strategy and application security on their resume? If yes, Upwork, the largest freelancing website states that these and other skills like them are the fastest growing job skills needed for positions on the online job market.
 
Read more...

Quotable Quotes of Notable People ~ Jack Welch on Talent Development
 
"My main job was developing talent. I was a gardener providing water and other nourishment to our top 750 people. Of course, I had to pull out some weeds, too."
 
Jack Welch is the retired chairman and CEO of General Electric. During his 20 year GE tenure, the company rose in value by 4,000%. He coauthored the book Winning.
NAPS Lunch N Learn Programs ~ Learn at Your Desk



The NAPS calendar is dotted with programs from the successful Lunch N Learn webinar series designed to offer members the very best in new and innovative recruiting practices and communication techniques. Each program runs one hour and credit can be applied to CPC and CTS certification maintenance. And the best part---you do it all at your desk!
 
Currently on the calendar are the following:
 
Date: August 17, 2017
Topic: Zombie Recruiting - Getting More Placements by Finding  Hidden Drivers that Kill Deals
Presenter: Patricia Conlin, Global Consulting Group
 
Date: November 16, 2017
Topic: Revolutionary Recruiting: The Farmouth Method
Presenter: Mary Ann Faremouth
 
Check out additional postings as they are inserted periodically in the Lunch N Learn calendar at www.naps360.org .
Demographic Diversity ~ Serving the U.S. and Global Candidate*

Effective search and staffing professionals know the value of understanding the demographics of the candidate population that is entering and moving about the contemporary workplace. Pew Research survey findings, generated for a recent Population Association of America conference, will contribute to that demographic understanding.

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NAPS Certification Question ~ Conference Participation as Continuing Education Credit


Question: Can I apply regional, state and local staffing conferences to the continuing education credits that I need to maintain my CPC and CTS certification?


Answer:  Any staffing association sponsored conference or training initiative that is designed to improve and extend your professional knowledge and skills can be applied toward NAPS certification maintenance. Example: A one day program would generally offer seven contact hours. A luncheon or dinner program featuring a presenter or speaker would most likely yield 1 or 1.5 contact hours. Place the sponsor, participation date and total hours on the NAPS Continuing Education log prior to submission.
Degree Holders ~ Filling Jobs Once Held by High School Grads*

It's call "upcredentialing" and a recent CareerBuilder survey has found it is on the rise. CareerBuilder found 41% of employers are currently hiring degree holders for positions that once were held by those with a high school diploma.
 
Read more...
Message from the Editor ~ Let 
The NAPS Credential Hear from You

Have a question about certification or continuing education? Let us know the issues and concerns that are on your mind and they may become FAQ subjects for future editions of
The NAPS Credential. NAPS encourage readers to submit information about certified persons and accredited firms who are making the news and performing outstanding professional feats. Our goal is to provide news, research and resources that will help CPCs, CTS and CERSs do a more effective job. Direct comments and input to Frank Burtnett, Ed.D., NAPS Certification and Education Consultant at ednow@aol.com.
In this issue, readers will find:
U.S. Experiencing Rising Career Skills Mismatch*
Employers Intend to Hire More Interns*
Adolescents Disappearing from the Workforce*
NAPS Denver Conference ~ Educational, Business Growth and Networking Opportunities
Numbers Count ~ College Persistence and Retention Trends Up*
CPC and CTS Certification ~ Add the Certification Immersion Class to Denver Schedule
Worth Reading ~ Are Apprenticeships the Answer to the Skills Gap*
Jillian Smiley Named First Frank Burtnett Education Scholarship Recipient
CERS Training Scheduled for NAPS Conference
New CPCs and CTSs for April, May & June
NACE Job Outlook Report ~ Good News for Class of 2017*
On the Lighter Side Revisited ~ Similarities Between the Job Search and Dating*
Fastest Growing Job Skills Needed for the Online Job Market*
Quotable Quotes of Notable People ~ Jack Welch on Talent Development
NAPS Lunch N Learn Programs ~ Learn at Your Desk
Demographic Diversity ~ Serving the U.S. and Global Candidate*
NAPS Certification Question ~ Conference Participation as Continuing Education Credit
Degree Holders ~ Filling Jobs Once Held by High School Grads*
Message from the Editor ~ Let The NAPS Credential
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