Code of Ethics

Areas of Responsibility

Personnel Consulting Firms are an important part of the nation’s free enterprise system. In seeking to bring qualified applicants and potential employers together, they perform a valuable service for both business and the public.

The National Association of Personnel Consultants operates for the mutual benefit of its members, employers and the employment seeking public.

The following areas of responsibility present general principles recognized by association members, who shall to the best of their ability.

Responsibility to the Community

Be a contributing part of the community through participation in community activities.

Serve as a reliable source of information on matters pertaining to the employment field.

Responsibility to the Applicant

Strive for the rights of all individuals, who want the dignity of work, to choose their field of endeavor and utilize their abilities and talents for personal fulfillment and the good of our country.

Extend professional service to all qualified employed and unemployed applicants regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, income level or physical handicap.

Responsibility to the Employer

Represent the best interest of the employer by acting as an effective extension of the employer’s recruitment effort and respect every confidence entrusted by client-companies.

Responsibility to the Nation

Engage actively in preserving the free enterprise system as essential to a continuation of the Nation’s growth and strength.

Cooperate in local and national efforts to maintain a high level economy through reduction of national levels of unemployment.

To this end, the Association, through its Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Business Practices, has developed and promulgated the Standard of Ethical Practices to which all members have agreed in writing.