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Code of Professional Practice


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Members of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants are committed to the highest professional practices, acting in the best interests of their clients, candidates, the community-at-large, and our profession.


AESC members conduct themselves and their business activities with absolute integrity and are at all times open, honest, and worthy of trust.


AESC members focus on their clients’ unique business needs, providing high quality service and using rigorous results-focused methodologies.


AESC members always respect any confidential information entrusted to them by clients and candidates.


AESC members serve as trusted advisors, exercising independent, objective judgment.

Diversity & Inclusion

AESC members value diverse leadership. They identify the most qualified talent by searching and assessing without bias.

Avoiding Conflicts of Interest

AESC members avoid conflicts of interest with clients and candidates. Where a potential conflict may exist, members disclose and resolve those conflicts.