Recruiter Ethics

Updated 05/01/2017

   Ethical conduct is expected from all participants
   in employment from the Job Applicant to the
   Human Resources Department, Legal Department,
   Hiring Manager, Interviewers and Recruiters who
   are involved.  Those who can't play by the rules
   should be considered "
personae non grata"
                 [Latin: "people not welcome"].

     Ten Things Ethical Recruiters Never, Ever Do  |  Forbes, Liz Ryan                                               04/21/2017
       Liz responds to a letter regarding a Recruiter who called when the caller was not in a
     job search.  It was not a pleasant call.  Read the ethical lines this unsolicited Recruiter
     crossed to protect yourself.


     5 Unethical Recruiting Practices that will Sink Your Career  |, Victor Mahillon
     Whether your first step as a neophyte recruiter begins at a staffing agency, on the
     corporate level, or as a college recruiter, one thing is absolutely critical: you have
     to do the job the right way and resist the temptation to take shortcuts. Because contrary
     to what some unscrupulous recruiters might tell you, ethics, morals, and values do matter
     in our line of work.
     In fact, they mean everything.
After all, your name is your brand and your brand is your career. So unless you plan on
     changing identities sometime soon, the recruiting decisions you make can affect you
     for the rest of your working life. If you fail to employ the most effective and moral methods
     of sourcing candidates, you’ll discover that word spreads quickly about your sleazy tendencies.

     Ethics in Recruitment and Selection  |  Human Capital Review, Megan Seller & Janine Oosthiozen        --/--/2010
       (C) 2010, JvR Consulting Psychologists

       Ethics in Recuritment and Selection  |  Prezi, Chris Abgon                                                                  09/16/2013
     Ethics are the principles or standards that guide day-to-day business activities in
     accordance with established corporate values. Ethical business conduct offers a wide
     range of organizational integrity, involving strategy, business goals, policies and
     activities. Among ethical values are trust, respect, honesty, responsibility and the overall
     pursuit of perfection.
ECRUITMENT:  refers to the processes followed by organisations when they wish to
                              attract applicants for vacant or new positions.
     SELECTION:       follows the recruiting process with the appointment of the most suited
                              applicant to the position.

     Recruiter Code of Ethics: Ultimately Your Call?  |  Recruiter, Michael Hoffa                                09/20/2011
     In the absence of some industry-wide recruiter code of ethics that you feel comfortable
     with in every situation, you will, from time to time, have to make judgments about
     whether what you have done or are contemplating doing is “right” or “ethical”.  Perhaps
     it’s not about you; perhaps it’s something a colleague or an applicant is doing. How do
     you decide? Do you do what you truly and independently believe is right—based on your
     internal conscience-based code and judgment, or do you follow the professional rules
     because of the risks of external sanctions? In the best of both moral worlds, your
     independent, internally-validated ethical judgments and the externally imposed code
     coincide and are in full agreement. But what do you do when they clash?

     The Ethics Of Recruiting  |, Kevin Wheeler                                                                              04/21/2004
       Recruiting has a fairly bad reputation. It is often spoken of as a profession where people
     stretch the truth, promise what they cannot deliver, and act only in self-interest with
     candidates. Candidates tell stories about recruiters who were initially friendly and helpful,
     promising them assistance in negotiating for a position, and who then quickly ignored
     them when the client did not express interest. Some recruiters tell candidates the offer is
     “in the mail” or that the hiring manager has decided to make them an offer, only for the
     candidate to find out later that no offer is coming. Others badger candidates into revealing
     private information or ask candidates to give them the names and even email addresses
     of senior-level executives or other key persons in their organization. In most cases the
     behaviors are not illegal, but they cause candidates to look at an organization as an
     institution that cannot be trusted. The fact is, most recruiters are ethical. But we all must
     take care to ask ourselves what ethical recruiting looks like. We need to know what the
     proper ethics for recruiting are, how an organization or an individual establishes values
     around recruiting, and how to determine what ethical recruiting might look like.