Searching for the top (executive recruitment)

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Article publication date: 18 July 2008




Overman, S. (2008), "Searching for the top (executive recruitment)", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 16 No. 5.



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Searching for the top (executive recruitment)

Article Type: From: Human Resource Management International Digest, Volume 16, Issue 5

Overman S. HR Magazine (USA), January 2008, Vol. 53 No. 1, Start page: 47, No. of pages: 5

Purpose – Advises US human resource managers on how to ensure that an executive recruitment agency acts in a way that is consistent with the firm’s ethical standards. Design/methodology/approach – Notes that the executive search is not regulated in the USA although there is Association of Executive Search Consultants that has issued a code of practice. Discusses the types of actions that might be considered unethical and how to ensure that a search company does not act in this way. Also discusses the expectations that human resource managers should have of the service that they are given. Findings – Points out that executive search agencies rely on their reputation to gain new clients and suggests that this may be the strongest constraint on their activities. Originality/value – Considers how to use executive search consultants effectively. ISSN: 1047-3149 Reference: 37AF906

Keywords: Senior management, Recruitment, Employment agencies, United States of America, Ethics

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