Philippine Association of Executive Search Professionals, Inc. (PAESPI) is a SEC-registered, non-profit association of search firms whose primary advocacy is to promote a Code of Ethics in the local executive search industry.

Our advocacy includes exposing malpractices, actively promoting good governance and professionalism through adherence to Code of Ethics, and, raising awareness that both Client firms and Executive Talents/Candidates have their respective Bills of Rights.

PAESPI is committed to help curb malpractices through Member Firms’ consistent and sustained good example. And, unwavering commitment to the highest ethical standards, accountability and transparency in handling each and every executive search mandate awarded to them by client companies.

As the CEO or Human Resource Head of your firm, how can you minimize, if not prevent these malpractices from spreading and hurting us?

First, ensure that you have an accreditation process for service providers. This way, you can ensure that they are SEC-registered and therefore not the fly-by-night types.

Second, ensure that in the accreditation process, they present their own Code of Ethics. If they do not have any, have them sign an undertaking that they will abide by a Code of Ethics. Feel free to use PAESPI’s Code of Ethics or an adaptation.

And finally, we invite you to become one of our growing list of Corporate Advocacy Partners. There are no fees. Just a commitment to deal only with ethical search firms as well as your permission to have your Company’s name and logo to be a part of our Advocacy Partners.