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HR Certification and NAPS

Saturday, October 6, 2012

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Guests:

John Sacerdote,
President
NAPS

The Value of NAPS –

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In 1978, after teaching school for five years, John Sacerdote walked into Dunhill of Greater Hartford in the hopes of finding a job. After a three-hour interview, he had found a job…there, as a recruiter! And so began a 35-year career in the recruiting and staffing industry Currently, John is a consultant to the industry.
Some of his work has included a 4-year temp assignment as a CIO for a publicly traded search firm and trainer for ATS companies. John is also the President of the National Association of Personnel Services. In 1999, just prior to consulting for business friends and colleagues, John sold Placement Technology, a turnkey systems company specializing in software and hardware related to employment agencies both perm and temp, retained search firms and personnel departments.
During the 17 years at the helm of PTI, John sold, installed over 350 systems and was responsible for the training of almost every one. He was responsible for designing systems for The Dunhill organization, The Placers, Kenexa, Accountants on Call, Romac, The Davis Companies (each of which is over a 100 million dollar organization) and obviously, many more. John’s extensive experience in the industry, as well as his exposure with the NAPS, has allowed him to find and develop alliances to the benefit of both the membership and the vendors that provide services to these members a “win-win-win relationship maker!”
John has been involved with computers in the personnel industry over 35 years and is considered a leading authority in the computerization of employment agencies. John has spoken and published numerous articles on the national and regional level and he is also responsible for the “tech talk” section of the NAPS’ monthly periodical and appears on a regular basis in EMInfo and Employment Marketplace. In the area of education and training, John holds 4 teaching certificates (Science and Biology, Physical Education at the elementary and secondary levels, and Recreation). John has taught school for 5 years, coached soccer and basketball at the secondary school and collegiate levels, and in 1980, founded the Bloomfield (Connecticut) Junior Soccer Association, with over 400 participants today. Married for 38 years, John and his wife Sigrid and their 32-year old son, Geoffrey, live in a suburb of Hartford, CT.

Kristine Avery
Senior VP, SPHR
FISC Solutions

HR Certification Course –

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Kris joined FISC in December 2000, and she is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
In her role as Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Kris is an Officer at FISC Solutions in Lewiston, Maine, a 2011/2012 Best Places to Work in Maine company! She is responsible for Human Resources and Employee Training &; Development, Facilities Management and Administrative Services at FISC.
She also established FISC’s Client Relations function and managed that division for six years. Prior to joining FISC, Kris spent 10 years in the financial services industry, serving five years as a Vice President of Administration/Human Resources for Infinity Federal Credit Union and 7 years in the airline industry.
Kris is a graduate of Southeastern Academy in Kissimmee, Florida and completed the Human Resource Management Program at the University of Southern Maine. Currently Kris is the Director of the SHRM Maine State Council and the immediate Past President of the Human Resource Association of Southern Maine where she served as President in 2009/2010. Kris is also the Instructor for the Human Resources Certification Preparatory Course (PHR and SPHR) program at the University of Southern Maine. Kris was awarded the 2010 Maine HR Leader of the Year and was inducted into the Maine HR Hall of Fame in May 2011.

Kris was featured as the cover story “Up with People and Profit” in the Maine Ahead Magazine. http://digital.maineahead.com/issue/42902 She was a participant of the HR Executive Delegation to Brazil as part of SHRM’s People to People Ambassador Program in November 2011. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and on the Board of Directors for Casco Federal Credit Union and member of the Windham First Church of the Nazarene.