Brentwood, CA-November 6th April Starlight, Director of Managed Service Provider (MSP) Accounts for Avalon Staffing has earned the Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) credential. She joins a growing group of staffing professionals who have demonstrated they are dedicated to higher standards of practice in the contract staffing industry.

The CCWP is an accreditation program designed for HR, procurement, MSP solution providers and others who manage corporate contingent staffing. The CCWP Certification assesses and expands the level of expertise of participants to create an elite brand of CW program management professionals. Topics cover all aspects of MSP-led staffing including: identifying and managing risks, co-employment federal and state laws, cost management, managing partner performance and program success, and optimizing contingent workforce programs at all levels of program maturity. To become certified, participants attend an intensive onsite training course, and then need to demonstrate knowledge of contingent workforce management best practices by taking a class and passing a rigorous timed certification exam.

Founded in 1989, Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. They are known for their award-winning content, data, support tools, publications, executive conferences and events. SIA created the CCWP certification to recognize professionals who can control costs without sacrificing quality, mitigate contingent worker program risks, control and manage program resources, and articulate program benefits to the organization.

As a member of both the American Staffing Association, which promotes of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices, and with her CCWP certification, April Starlight is uniquely qualified as a partner to MSP programs. She has been at the helm, managing Avalon Staffing’s MSP-led accounts as a vendor partners since August of 2014. With the CCWP certification, April and her team are situated better than ever to understand and deliver on the goals of the MSP-led Contingent Workforce Programs of her clients.