An experienced recruiting executive and consultant, Gwendolyn Hix has served as the vice president of Pathfinders Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia, since 1997. Dedicated to continually improving her professional practice, Gwendolyn Hix maintains memberships with several industry organizations, including the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS), an organization that supports the work of its members through initiatives and activities aimed at advocacy and education.
In addition to its continuing education initiatives, e-learning opportunities, and annual conference, NAPS supports its reputation as the staffing industry’s educator through its certification program, first launched in 1961. Since then, NAPS has awarded over 12,000 credentials to recruiting and staffing professionals throughout the United States and around the world.
Today, the NAPS certification program offers five professional credentials, including the first certification designation for physician recruiting consultants. Staffing and recruiting professionals wishing to obtain certification through NAPS must be experienced in their field, successfully pass an online or in-person exam, and agree to abide by NAPS standards of ethical practices. Once a professional earns a designation, he or she must re-certify each year by obtaining education hours through conferences and seminars, training programs, or continuing education courses.