Code of Ethics

Atkinson Stuart has adopted the following Professional Practice Guidelines developed with the Association of Executive Search Consultants to assist management consultants in their business relationships with clients, candidates and the public.


conduct their activities in a manner that reflects favorably on the profession.


conduct our business activities with integrity and avoid conduct that is deceptive or misleading.

Conflicts of Interest

avoid, or resolve through disclosure and waiver, conflicts of interest.


respect confidential information entrusted to them by clients and candidates.


serve their clients loyally and protect client interests when performing assignments.


exercise objective and impartial judgment in each search consulting assignment, giving due consideration to all relevant facts.


perform all search consulting assignments competently, and with an appropriate degree of knowledge, thoroughness and urgency


strive to be accurate in all communications with clients and candidates and encourage them to exchange relevant and accurate information.

Equal Opportunity

support equal opportunity in employment and objectively evaluate all qualified candidates Candidate Relationships Although a Consultant's primary relationship is with the client, our firm seeks also to establish professional relationships with candidates. These relationships should be characterized by honesty, objectivity, accuracy and respect for confidentiality.