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Ethics and Professional Practice

At Ernst David International Inc., we are dedicated to providing executive search services of the highest quality and, to that end, we adhere to the Code of Ethics and Professional Practice Guidelines established by the Association of Executive Search Consultants Inc. The Association promotes high professional and ethical standards which serve the interests of the profession and its clients. Excerpts of the Code of Ethics and Professional Practice Guidelines follow.


Members will maintain the highest standards of professional integrity in serving their clients in a professional manner.


Members will accept only those assignments that they are qualified to undertake on the basis of full knowledge of the client situation and the professional competence and capacity of the consultants involved.


Members shall regard as totally confidential all information concerning the business affairs of their clients and of candidates.

Promotion Activities

Members will conduct all firm promotion, public relations and new business activities in a manner that involves no representation, express or implied, that are false, deceptive, unsubstantiated, or that otherwise have a capacity to mislead.

Conflict of Interest

Any business or personal relationships between consultant and candidate that might affect, or appear to affect, the consultant's objectivity in evaluating the candidate should be disclosed to the client before presentation of the candidate.

Recruited Executives

In addition to the above industry guidelines, Ernst David International considers all individuals recruited by our firm and placed with our clients as “Off-Limits”, in that we will not recruit such individuals as long as they are employed by our client organization.