Justin Reinert, Director of Talent, shares the success of Alec Drew, Senior Learning consultant in the US.
Perhaps you’ve heard of the “cobblers children syndrome.” It’s a metaphor that tells the story of the cobbler that’s so busy making shoes for others that his children go barefoot. This “syndrome” is present in many areas, we’re so focused on doing what we do best for other people that we neglect our own needs of a similar fashion. I’ve seen it time and time again in Learning & Development teams that I’ve worked with in the past.
That’s not the case at Specialist Staffing Group, the US division of SThree. We understand the need to develop our trainers so that they can continue to be even more effective at developing our people, and to support their career with no limits. Sometimes this development for our trainers is in small increments, and sometimes it comes with a milestone we can celebrate.
Recently the Association for Talent Development (ATD) created a new credential to complement the already popular Certified Professional in Learning & Performance (CPLP). This new credential, the Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD), is intended as a stepping stone to the CPLP. In October, the first crop of candidates tested for this new certification and Specialist Staffing Group is proud to announce that our very own Alec Drew, Senior Learning Consultant, was successful in attaining this credential.
Alec Shares Her Journey with Specialist Staffing Group
“It’s incredible to be a part of an organization that supports its employees’ career development. In fact, people at this company have seen my potential before I did, and encouraged me to take on new roles both in sales and L&D.
I was the first person to work in the recruiter/consultant model in 2011 before the US business decided to adopt the model in other offices. On the San Francisco permanent team, I had opportunities to build up different markets, manage two top billers, and lead new initiatives on how we operated. In 2014, I was nominated to help develop an entirely new L&D division for the US region. All of these opportunities have made me believe in my own abilities and contributed to making me the confident woman I am today.
This certification is a testament of the company’s commitment to my career development, and hopefully viewed as evidence of my desire to keep improving my skills. I also think it’s important to continually work on my credentials as a proof point that I am a specialist in my field to raise the value of the company to potential hires.”
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