First Ever Certified Contingent Workforce Professional Training Program Coming To Detroit In May

DETROIT, March 18, 2014 – The $117 billion staffing industry is growing rapidly as more and more companies rely on highly skilled consultants to deliver their strategic initiatives and service. Those responsible for bringing that talent into their companies must develop new best practices and thought leadership to attract the best and the brightest.

That talent pool is growing. According to a recent article in Forbes, one-third of Americans or 17 million people have joined that workforce and there will be more of them than full-time employees in six years. Wading through that growing workforce is cumbersome and requires new abilities.

CWS_CertifCharter_v4Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP), an 11-module groundbreaking certification program, is now available to help them sharpen their skills. Those taking the course will develop the most efficient best practices and concepts needed to build a robust strategic plan that addresses the coming evolution and growth of the contingent workforce. They will learn skills that will increase their bottom line, mitigate risk, attract the best and brightest people and develop the long-term relationships that are so necessary to retain those workers.

The program is aimed at those responsible for temporary staffing, such as human resources, procurement, solution providers and others who manage corporate contingent/temporary staffing. It was developed by Staffing Industry Analysts, the global advisor on contingent work, in collaboration with five of the nation’s top staffing companies.

This first-ever program available in Detroit will be held by Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3) on May 1-2 at the Detroit Athletic Club. As an industry leader, S3 was one of only five companies chosen as a Charter Partner with SIA to help develop the course content and training program. As a founding partner S3 is authorized to host and instruct the course required before the CCWP exam can be taken.

”Staffing Industry Analysts is thrilled to be working with Strategic Staffing Solutions and our partnership is creating something totally new and unique,” said Bryan Peña, vice president, contingent workforce strategies and research at Staffing Industry Analysts. “We are both focused on building a program that elevates and legitimizes the role of the contingent workforce manager and establishes new standards for the industry.”

Here’s how the day-program works. During the intensive instructor-led class participants will be led through a series of lectures, training exercises, quizzes and scenarios on each module in preparation for the exam. S3’s course instructors are leading contingent workforce professionals and experts on the course content.

“Achieving Staffing Industry Analysts Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) designation is an unbiased barometer of an individual’s professional skillset,” said April Donaldson, S3 executive vice president. “S3 is pleased to offer a program that will standardize our industry and raise the bar of excellence.”

The program will be held May 1-2 at the Detroit Athletic Club, 241 Madison Ave., Detroit, MI 48226. The cost is $895 for SIA Members and $1,095 for Non-Members. For more information email or call 313-471-5465. Please click here to register.

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