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Staffing professionals who have
earned the CSP™ or
earn, on average,
nearly 10% more in
base pay than those
who do not have a
to partake in ASAPro Webinars. Participation
in ASAPro Webinars qualifies toward continuing education hours needed to maintain CSP and
TSC credentials. ASA offers a packed schedule of
Webinars each month as well as provides dozens
of archived courses on ASAPro—the ASA online
professional development center—at no charge to
“ASA certification enhances the
professionalism and our sense of pride.
And it’s a way of attracting people—clients
and talent—who buy into our values.”
—Aaron Green, CSP, Professional Staffing Group
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The Great Differentiator
Employment and labor law expertise, credibility with candidates, employee engagement—and
staffing professionals say the benefits of ASA
certification don’t stop there. All of these factors
work toward what could be considered a great differentiator in the staffing industry.
And if just one CSP can reap so many benefits,
how about a whole company of them?
That’s the case at Boston-based Professional
Staffing Group, where everyone—the executives,
recruiters, receptionists—everyone must earn and
maintain the CSP designation. The company
offers a comprehensive study program, purchases
the certification packages and study materials for
employees, and makes the all-certified distinction
part of its corporate culture. Chief executive Aaron
Green, CSP, says it also helps PSG attract like-minded clients. Those that value PSG’s culture
of professional excellence are the same companies
where candidates on assignment can thrive.
“ASA certification helps position your asso-
ciates and your company differently,” explains
Green, who is also chairman of the ASA board
of directors. “Your clients and prospective clients
may look at you through a different lens because
they can see your commitment to excellence, and
they can feel confident that you are acting in their
best interest—legally and professionally.”
Few companies in the staffing business have
considered implementing 100% certified policies,
meaning that it would be the company’s goal to
have all of its employees earn and maintain ASA
certification. Many others strive to have 100%
certified sites, meaning all the employees at one
or more branch offices must work toward certi-
Answer for “Question Sneak Peek” from page 22: False.
Anthony generally will have two years to file his lawsuit under the FLSA; he
will have three years if FedCo willfully denied him overtime.
Karen Donald is senior manager, certification
programs, for the American Staffing Association. Send
feedback on this article to success@americanstaffing.
net. Follow ASA on Twitter @staffingtweets.