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, 9 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.
October, November, December 2017                                                            Volume 12 Number 4
Study Reveals Work and Education Relationships*
 
 
A recently released survey from the University of Phoenix finds the majority of working adults view college and education as a way to improve their careers. The online survey of more than 1,000 adults who are employed at least 20 hours a week found that:
 
  • 38% are "very" satisfied with their current employed position.
  • 43% indicated they were "very" satisfied with how their skills and abilities were being utilized by their employers
  • 46% said they were "fairly" compensated for their occupational roles.
  • 37% stated they were "very satisfied" with their career path
  • 65% anticipate their salary would increase if they attained a higher level of education
Read more...
Federal Reserve Study Shows Post Great Recession Wage Gainers*
 
With the Great Recession in the rear view mirror, the Federal Reserve is reporting that nearly all Americans have emerged from that period of economic downturn with more money. Most notable among the gain are African American and Hispanic families and Americans without college degrees showing the greatest increases.
 
Read more...
Sounding Off About Personal CPC and CTS Certification
 
 
 
Search and staffing professionals can become advocates for the Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) and Certified Temporary Staffing-Specialist (CTS) credential they have earned by practicing the following:
  1. Placing the CPC or CTS designation following their names on business cards, emails, letters, contracts and related communication strategies.
  2. Indicating certification status of staff members on firm Internet sites that profile team members, including a statement that the CPC and CTS are official certifications of the National Association of Personnel Services.
  3. Referring candidates and clients to the National Center for Certified Staffing Industry Professionals (NAPS) at http://www.nrcsip.com where they can learn more about CPC and CTS certification.
American Workplace Conditions Need Improvement According to Rand Study*
 
A study, American Working Conditions Survey, released by the Rand Corporation just prior to Labor Day paints a picture of the American workplace that is stressful, hazardous and sometimes hostile, as evidenced by intolerable harassment and bullying conditions.
 
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Worker Burnout ~ Why Americans Lead the Way*

 
The America Online Finance blog devoted a recent feature to the propensity of the American worker to burnout faster than their global counterparts. Brad Stulberg, coauthor of "Peak Performance: Elevate your Game, Avoid Burnout and Thrive with the New Science of Success" is featured on the video portion of the blog message and attributes the burnout problem to the amount of time Americans work and our inability to distance life and work at other times.
 
Access AOL blog...
Numbers Count ~ Americans Holding Second Job Highest in 20 Years*
 
The U.S. Department of Labor is reporting that 7.6 million workers held multiple jobs in late summer, up 2% from 7.4 million in July 2016. The current "moonlighting" figure is the highest in 20 years.
 
Read more...
Jillian Smiley Honored at Denver as Scholarship Recipient
 
Frank Burtnett & Jillian Smiley at the 2017 NAPS Annual Conference 
Jillian Smiley, recruiter at Pathfinders, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia, was honored at a NAPS Conference luncheon in September as the first recipient of the Frank Burtnett Education Scholarship. The FBES was created by the NAPS Board of Directors in 2016 to recognize the contributions of the education and certification consultant who has worked with NAPS since 1995. Jillian participated in the Denver Conference and Certification Immersion Class and earned her Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) certificate.
 
Learn more about the scholarship for eligible members at: http://www.naps360.org/page/FBES . NAPS will begin accepting applications for the 2018 FBES on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
Earnings of Foreign Workers in U.S. On the Rise*
 
According to the Pew Research Center, U.S. employers planned to pay high-skilled foreign workers with H-1B visas a median salary of $80,000 a year in fiscal year 2016, up from about $69,000 a decade earlier.
 
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N ew CPCs and CTSs for July, August and September
 
Late summer and early fall saw 47 new CPCs and CTSs added to the ranks of the NAPS certified professionals. Included in the cadre of new certificants were 24 direct hire and temporary staffing professionals who participated in the Certification Immersion Class as the NAPS Denver conference. Welcome the following on their credentialing achievement:
 


Elizabeth Miller
Rubert Nogales
Gordon Kamisar
Kristine E. Faul
Allison Behm
Keith Liley
Sarah Attard
Bethany Jackson
Karen Barnes
Becky Blaylock Immaculene Carmelo Kathy Cole
Sarah Holecko
Leslie Jordan
Jenny Killian
Alexandra Leibforth Autumn Lemons
Patricia Maestas
Mark Rios
Abby Ross
Jesse Ruch
Diane Serati
Timothy Smak
Jillian Smiley
Anthony Theodoros Bridget Tighe
Yoany Torres


Olise Atenaga
Katie Friedeman
Frank Rivera
David McKernan
Susan Laycock
William Thompson
Sarah Attard
Carrie Brown
Blair Richardson
Shawn Mountain
Tracey Utronkie
Sunny Bryan
Sarah Crow
Cassy Dennany
Kelly Gerlach
Andrea Kwak
Danielle Lee
Kelly Frazer
Sue Cognetti
Casey Yaronczyk

 
2017 NAPS Conference Immersion Class Graduates
Worth Reading ~ 7 Facts About Americans with Disabilities*

Using the most recent U.S. Census Bureau statistics, the Pew Research Organization has compiled a comprehensive fact sheet profiling the 40 million civilian, non-institutionalized population determined to be disabled. Disability status is determined by the bureau questions measuring serious difficulty with hearing, vision, cognition, walking or climbing stairs, as well as difficulty with self-care and independent living.
 
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Quotable Quotes of Notable People ~ Richard Branson on Following Your Passions
 
"There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions - in a way that serves the world and you."
 
Sir Richard Branson is an English business entrepreneur, philanthropist and founder of the Virgin Group, a conglomerate of more than 400 multinational businesses. In 2000, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth for his entrepreneurial achievements and services to the world business community.   
IIE Finds Study Abroad Key to Job Offers*
 
Following a recent survey of career outcome influences, the Institute of International Education reported more than half (53%) of alumni of study abroad programs say they believe their study abroad experience contributed to them receiving a job offer.
 
Read more...
AARP Examines Possible Vacation Phobia*
 
 
A story on the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) travel blog asks a very interesting question--- Why are Americans not taking their full complement of vacation time? The workforce, according to AARP in the last part of the last century reported taking an average of three to four work weeks per year. Beginning in 2000, that number began ticking down. And down. And down. By 2015, Americans were using an average of 16 vacation days a year - nearly a full workweek less than the long-term average. The AARP blog story asked if Americans are fearful of being away from their jobs and why?
 
Read more...
http://travel.aarp.org/articles-tips/articles/info-2017/americans-take-fewer-vacation-days.html 
Upcoming NAPS Lunch N Learn Programs
 
 
 
Each month NAPS offers members a Lunch N' Learn program that addresses an industry "hot button" topic or issue. The fall and winter calendar offers the programs listed below. 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!
 
Date: November 6, 2017, Noon Eastern
Topic: Revolutionary Recruiting
Presenter: Mary Ann Faremouth
 
Date: December 7, 2017, 11am Eastern
Presenter: Parqa 
 
Date: January 18, 2018, Noon Eastern
Topic: Using Recruiting Analytics to Boost Performance
Presenter: Lawrence Beck
 
Register online at www.naps360.org or contact Carolyn Boyer at cboyer@naps360.org . Visit NAPS website regularly to learn of new Lunch 'N Learn programs.
NAPS Certification Question ~ In-house Education and Training as Continuing Education


Question: My firm offers monthly 90 education sessions by internal and external experts on various subjects to facilitate staff development. Can these sessions be applied to the continuing education requirements for certificate maintenance?

Answer: Yes, formal staff development education and training addressing matters that will improve the knowledge and/or skillset of the search or staffing professional can be applied to the NAPS continuing education maintenance requirement. Record the subject, date and contact hours of the actual training and report it when NAPS asks you to submit this information each year..
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:
Study Reveals Work and Education Relationships*
Federal Reserve Study Shows Post Great Recession Wage Gainers*
Sounding Off About Personal CPC and CTS Certification
American Workplace Conditions Need Improvement According to Rand Study*
Worker Burnout ~ Why Americans Lead the Way*
Numbers Count ~ Americans Holding Second Job Highest in 20 Years*
Jillian Smiley Honored at Denver as Scholarship Recipient
Earnings of Foreign Workers in U.S. On the Rise*
New CPCs and CTSs for July, August and September
Worth Reading ~ 7 Facts About Americans with Disabilities*
Quotable Quotes of Notable People ~ Richard Branson on Following Your Passions
IIE Finds Study Abroad Key to Job Offers*
AARP Examines Possible Vacation Phobia*
Upcoming NAPS Lunch N Learn Programs
NAPS Certification Question ~ In-house Education and Training as Continuing Education
Message from the Editor ~ Let The NAPS Credential
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