Cito Beltran, “Spoiling the surprise”

Cito Beltran, “Spoiling the surprise”

“Spoiling the surprise” Cito Beltran Philippine Star What do unethical used car salesmen have in common with unethical “head-hunters” or executive recruiters? Believe it or not, they do have something in common and the similarity would shock you. When I was just starting out looking for old cars, one good source would be “ahentes” or...
How to get your money’s worth from Executive Search Services?

How to get your money’s worth from Executive Search Services?

January 2013 Here are some developments in the Philippines search industry today: There are more than 70 bona fide and fly-by-night search firms. Most are the fly-by-night types that operate without SEC registration. Because of competitive pressures, ethical practices have been thrown out the window, giving rise to many malpractices that have victimized clients and...
Do Headhunters have a Code of Ethics?

Do Headhunters have a Code of Ethics?

By: Dionisio R. Gil, Jr. March 2012 European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines Are you a corporate executive of a multinational firm, a listed local conglomerate or a medium-sized enterprise? Have you ever been invited by a “headhunter” to consider a new and exciting career opportunity? If you have stood out in the corporate...
Do Headhunters have a Code of Ethics?

Do Headhunters have a Code of Ethics?

By: Dionisio R. Gil, Jr. December 18, 2011 Philippine Daily Inquirer Are you a corporate executive of a multinational firm, a listed local conglomerate or a medium-sized enterprise? Have you ever been invited by a “headhunter” to consider a new and exciting career opportunity? If you have stood out in the corporate world or if...
Do headhunters have a code of ethics?

Do headhunters have a code of ethics?

  By Dionisio R. Gil Jr. Note : This is a series of 4 articles about the “Bill of Rights of Executive Talents” (1st and 2nd) and “Bill of Rights of Clients” (3rd and 4th) based on The Code of Ethics being espoused by PAESPI (Philippine Association of Executive Search Professionals, Inc.). Part 1 –...
Headhunters call for Industry Professionalization

Headhunters call for Industry Professionalization

By: C.A.C. Valeroso August 26-27, 2011 A GROUP of headhunters has formed an association promoting ethical behavior and high professional standards in the executive search industry. The Philippine Association of Executive Search Professionals (PAESPI), incorporated in September 2010, was formed mainly for two reasons, said the association’s president Jun R. Gil: “First is to stop...
Headhunter Nightmares Part 3

Headhunter Nightmares Part 3

Headhunter Nightmares Part 3: Unprofessionalism   By: Carol San Pedro Philippine Daily Inquirer June 26 – July 02, 2011 Mike* (*Not his real name) of Search Firm S placed Allan* (*Not his real name) in Pharma Company T a few years back. One day, Mike heard some industry news and wasted no time in calling the HR head...
Headhunter Nightmares Part 2

Headhunter Nightmares Part 2

Headhunter Nightmares Part 2: Conflict of Interest By: Carol San Pedro Philippine Daily Inquirer June 19-25, 2011 Luis* (*Not his real name) of Executive Search Firm O, successfully placed Anna* (*Not her real name) in Finance Firm R. For this, Search Firm O was paid a fee. Eight months later, Luis got a call from Anna. “Get me...
Headhunter Nigthmares Part 1

Headhunter Nigthmares Part 1

Headhunter Nightmares Part 1: The Unauthorized Resume   By: Carol San Pedro Philippine Daily Inquirer June 12-18, 2011 Jim* (*Not his real name) was happy and content at his job in a multinational company. He’d been there for almost a year, had just come back from regional conference and was expecting a huge year-end bonus. One...
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