January 2012: Recruiting Ethics
Honesty, Integrity & Honor
Below is a note I received a while back from a Senior Vice President of one of the largest corporations in the US.
“Thanks Jim. I can’t tell you how much it means to us that you step up on these quick turnovers – as you know the other recruiters are constantly hounding some of our people and I get a number of inquiries each year as to why we don’t open this up to others. Our most important response is that you have proven integrity in a field where that is not always the case (I rank recruiters just above realtors – no offense intended) and the fact that you “guarantee” your work this way really speaks volumes. There are other reasons too but that one usually has most effect as it’s pretty tough to find other recruiters with much integrity.”
I went into recruiting because I love helping military veterans and because I love helping clients solve problems. I started Genesis because I wanted to create a recruiting concept that is consistent with the values and ideals of the US Military. The name Genesis was chosen for a reason; it means a new beginning. Founding Genesis was the greatest move I ever made because it gave me the opportunity to live and work by the same ethical code I held myself to in the military. Every day at Genesis we prove that it is possible to behave ethically while also succeeding in the recruiting marketplace
Hopefully, one day ethical behavior by recruiters will be so commonplace that corporate executives won’t even notice it, much less feel the need to mention it.
return to blog listings »