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4 Reasons it’s Good to Have a CPC Certified Recruiter

First and foremost, congratulations to Cori Lattanzi! Cori just became the latest recruiter at SEMbio to pass her certification exam to become a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC). Becoming a CPC is earned through a certifying exam that is based on employment law and business ethics in recruiting and staffing. It gives certified recruiters a foundation of hiring and recruiting knowledge upon which to build ethical and professional careers. 

All of SEMbio’s recruiters become CPCs shortly after beginning their careers here in order to have the most qualified and principled team possible. The CPC is one of the most comprehensive certifications in the recruiting industry, and here are a few of the benefits of our recruiters being CPCs:

1. Commitment to recruiting

For starters, having a CPC certification means you are devoting a significant time to arming yourself with the tools needed to be as professional of a recruiter as possible. This is not just a day job for us; SEMbio’s team is a group of career recruiters. As such, we want to do this as properly and professionally as possible!

2. Keeping up with best practices

Being part of the community of CPC recruiters means having access to weekly webinars with other recruiters across the country who are considered to be thought leaders in recruiting. Yes, we already believe we do as good of a job as possible to find the right opportunities for the right candidates, but we are always getting better by learning from others.

3. Stay on top of the latest legislation

Being a CPC also means being educated in employment law. We want to stay as well informed as possible in discrimination law, the ever-evolving world of salary law, and all of the other employment laws in between.

4. It requires continuing education to maintain

Last but not least, you can rest assured that recruiters who are CPC certified have to continue to stay educated. Have you ever tried scheduling a call with your SEMbio recruiter and heard us say “well I can’t talk first thing Tuesday morning”? Well, that’s because Tuesday morning is training time! The initial foundation of knowledge as a CPC is nice, but we train and stay sharp on all of the aforementioned areas, too.

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Author: Lawrence Beck, CPC

Lawrence joined SEMbio in 2011 and is a team leader in recruiting and business development. He attended Texas Tech University on a path that led him to obtain his Master’s degree in Sports Management. That experience provides Lawrence with a unique perspective as a recruiter.