CODE OF ETHICS
Code of Ethics
I) General Application
- All communications with candidates, clients, and other offices are to be honest, truthful, and factual.
- All laws and regulations relating to equal employment opportunity should be known and scrupulously observed.
- The candidate's employment background and qualifications should be presented accurately.
- No promises will be made to candidates or clients that the promisor cannot or does not intend to keep.
- Other MRINetwork™ associates and offices should not be defamed or disparaged in communications with anyone.
- A consultant's credentials should not be misrepresented.
II) Candidate Relations
- A candidate who is also considering an opportunity with another company should not be given false or misleading information about the other company to dissuade the candidate from accepting the position with the other company or to motivate the candidate to accept the position with an MRINetwork client. It is also improper to give the other company false or misleading information about the candidate for the same purpose. There should be no attempt to manipulate a candidate.
- Reference checks should not be conducted without the candidate's permission.
- Candidate information will be used only in connection with activities relating to the possible placement of the candidate. Confidential information will be treated appropriately.
- Presentations made to candidates about positions will be made from the best knowledge of the recruiter.
- Candidates should not be involved in fee disputes other than to provide information, including testimony when necessary.
- A candidate should not be encouraged to tender his or her resignation form the current position until the candidate has accepted a firm, unconditional offer from a prospective employer.
- CVs should never be sent without the candidate's specific and express permission. Further, a candidate should never be identified to a client without their prior consent. This consent should not be sought until the client has expressed a sincere and genuine interest in meeting that candidate on the basis of an anonymous description.
- No fee should ever be shared with a candidate.
- No fee should ever be charged to a candidate.
III) Client Relations
- Client companies will be informed of our service charges before an assignment is accepted.
- An office should not recruit candidates from a client office or team with which it has made a placement for a period of one year after the date of placement. If such a candidate initiates a request to be placed elsewhere, a consultant may discuss the reasons for the request in an attempt to resolve any problem between the candidate and the client. If the problem cannot be resolved, the candidate should only be provided placement assistance after the candidate has provided a signed acknowledgement that the candidate initiated the contact and requested your services.
- Unsolicited CVs should not be sent to prospective clients or other offices.
- The best interest of the client should guide your actions. Confidential information will be treated appropriately.
- All relevant reference information, favourable and unfavourable, should be shared with the client. Information protected from disclosure by law is not relevant.
- Other MRINetwork associates and offices should not be disparaged in communications with clients.
If you know of, or suspect, any breach of the above code by an Watling
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