By John Borrowman, CPC
Borrowman Baker, LLC, BV Staffing + Consulting
You probably don’t hesitate to point out to your clients that having a credential is the mark of a professional. But you don’t even think that it might be the same for those who serve you.
We’re talking about recruiters; as if that’s a surprise.
Since 1961, the CPC has been the designation for recruiters and is currently held by approximately 9900 professionals in the search and placement industry. The National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS) is responsible for the designation and the standards behind it. NAPS Vice President, John Sacerdote, says that having it “ensures that industry professionals are knowledgeable on the most current employment laws, the highest ethical standards and the best business practices. They can bring that valuable expertise to their clients and candidates.”
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. The CPC designation carries a continuing education requirement, as well.
There is a trend toward greater corporate accountability mandated by Sarbanes-Oxley, and a growing awareness of the need for higher standards throughout the business world. Valuation professionals understand that. You have successfully pursued a designation which I hope demonstrates your commitment to professionalism and the highest ethical standards.
Why shouldn’t you expect the same of the recruiter you rely on?