AESC – Professional and Ethical Standards
As a member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), we are obligated to comply with the following professional standards. The AESC formulated these standards with the goal of assuring the quality of the executive search profession, and undertakes to ensure that all of its members are committed to applying these principles consistently.
AESC members will conduct their activities in a manner that reflects favorably on the profession.
AESC members will conduct their business activities with integrity and avoid conduct that is deceptive or misleading.
AESC members will perform all search consulting assignments competently, thoroughly, and with an appropriate degree of knowledge and urgency.
AESC members will exercise objective and impartial judgment in each search consulting assignment, giving due consideration to all relevant facts.
AESC members will strive to be accurate in all communications with clients and candidates and encourage them to provide relevant and accurate information.
Avoidance of Conflicts of Interest
AESC members will avoid, or resolve through disclosure and waiver, potential conflicts of interest.
AESC members will respect confidential information entrusted to them by clients and candidates.
AESC members will serve their clients loyally and protect client interests when performing assignments.
AESC members will support equal opportunity in employment and objectively evaluate all qualified candidates.
Respect for Public Interest
AESC members will conduct their activities with respect for the public interest.