FPC Savannah Code of Ethics

  • To service client companies and candidates in a professional and ethical manner.
  • To exercise professional judgment in screening and referring candidates for identified positions with clients.
  • To refuse job listings that violate equal employment laws regarding race, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, color, age, religion, national origin or disability.
  • To comply with all state and federal laws dealing with employment issues
  • To insist upon thorough job specifications in order to understand and meet the exact needs of the client.
  • To describe the specifics and requirements of the job to the candidate in accordance with the consultant’s best understanding of the opportunity at hand.
  • To thoroughly assess all candidates as to their ability to perform the specific job functions, and to refer only those candidates whose credentials appear to be a reasonable match to the client’s job description.
  • To divulge all pertinent information, within legal boundaries, to the employer regarding anything that may affect the candidate’s ability to do the job.
  • To accurately transmit to the client all relevant information obtained from a candidate about his or her background, expertise, motives, objectives and earnings history—but only with prior permission from the candidate.
  • To be an effective and objective liaison between employer and candidate in assisting each party to evaluate the other’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • To always keep in mind the candidate’s career needs. He or she deserves an honest, ethical approach concerning career opportunities, including confidential and discreet handling of credentials and privileged information.
  • To be sensitive to the goals and needs of candidates. If unable to help them, to do the best to recommend them to an appropriate source.
  • To avoid making representations or promises that cannot be supported by facts.
  • To help candidates, to the best of our ability, avoid employers with documented histories of unstable financial, unethical, or illegal, employment or business practices.
  • To never withhold information that is detrimental to the candidate.
  • To refer candidates only to bona fide positions that have been discussed with all parties.
  • To avoid actions or advice that might jeopardize a candidate’s position with his or her current employer.
  • To advise all candidates to avoid giving notice or leaving their current employment until all stages of the hiring process are complete.
  • To view all FPC offices as partners in the employment process.
  • To act in good faith within the system, and to promote the good name and reputation of FPC throughout the business and professional community.