Staffing Industry Analysts, publisher of Contingent Workforce Strategies 3.0, last week announced the development of the Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) program. This is the only certification course available to HR, procurement and staffing professionals who manage contingent labor.
“The role of the contingent workforce manager is evolving,” says Bryan Peña, SIA’s vice president of CW strategies and research. “Contingent workforce managers need to establish their role and legitimacy in today’s corporations. Data shows that many companies are leveraging their growing contingent talent as a strategic resource as well as seeing the benefits in cost savings and risk mitigation that follow effective management. What contingent workforce managers do has value. But to realize that value we need to establish standards. By standards, I mean standards of conduct and standards of knowledge that separate the true practitioner from the amateur.
CCWP is an accreditation program that assesses knowledge of contingent workforce program management best practices and concepts. It validates mastery in a broad body of knowledge related to managing a contingent workforce.
The first course will be given in December. For more information, click here.