DAWSONVILLE, GA (January 6, 2016) – The National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS), the nation’s leading staffing industry educator and oldest industry association, is pleased to announce an official Association Alliance Partnership with the Ohio Recruiters Association. Highlights of the new partnership consist of co-branding each association’s educational programs including their respective annual conferences.

“We are pleased to reaffirm our support of NAPS as an Alliance partner. Our organizations share the same mission of providing best practices and education to the recruiting profession. We hope our members will access NAPS benefits available through this partnership,” stated Catherine Reynolds CPC, president of the Ohio Recruiters Association.

“We are excited at NAPS to formalize the partnership with ORA,” stated NAPS President, Trinette R. Cunningham. “The Ohio Recruiters Association has been a long-time supporter of NAPS. ORA supports our annual conference by encouraging ORA members to attend. Our 2013 NAPS Chairman, Aaron Wandtke CERS, also served as president of the Ohio Recruiters Association from 2002 to 2003.”

Formalized in 2015, the NAPS Association Alliance Partnership Program seeks to partner with local and state recruiting and staffing associations. “We understand that not all professionals in our industry can belong to both their state/local associations and NAPS. This new program allows NAPS to reach and support the state/local chapters in a mutually beneficial and non-competitive environment, “ explained the 2016 NAPS Board Chairman, Mark Carlson CPC, of The Suburban Group, Inc.

Since 1961, NAPS has been a leading industry educator in the United States. As the oldest association representing the search, recruiting and staffing industry, NAPS offers the longest and most comprehensive history of professional credentialing in the industry. NAPS continues to maintain the esteemed position as the industry educator through its certification program, continuing education initiatives, eNewsletters and its annual conference, taking place September 19 – 21, 2016 in Las Vegas. For more information on NAPS, visit the NAPS web site..

Founded in 1997, the Ohio Recruiters Association serves the search and recruiting industry by providing educational opportunities and best practices for its members. The association has chapters in Cleveland, Cincinnati and Columbus. The Ohio Recruiters Association holds two statewide conferences annually. The organization also sponsors immersion training for NAPS’ CPC and CTS certifications. ORA programs qualify as continuing education units for NAPS credentials.