Career services and employment professionals are involved in an important process—helping students choose and attain personally rewarding careers, and helping employers develop effective college relations programs which contribute to effective candidate selections for their organizations. The impact of this process upon individuals and organizations requires commitment by practitioners to principles for professional conduct.
Therefore, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the national professional association for career planning, placement, and recruitment, has developed the Principles of Professional Conduct. The principles presented here are designed to provide practitioners with three basic precepts for career planning, placement, and recruitment:
- Maintain an open and free selection of employment opportunities in an atmosphere conducive to objective thought, where job candidates can choose optimum long-term use of their talents that are consistent with personal objectives and all relevant facts;
- Maintain a recruitment process that is fair and equitable to candidates and employing organizations;
- Support informed and responsible decision making by candidates.
These principles are not all-inclusive; they are intended to serve as a framework within which the career planning, placement, and recruitment processes should function, and as a foundation upon which professionalism can be promoted.
For more information, visit www.naceweb.org.