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May 2012
AESC Researcher's Forum
Best Practice, Insights and Expert Advice Exclusively for Search Professionals
 News From The Inside  

I have been thinking about ethical decision-making in research, and recently came upon the following statistic. In a paper published in the Academy of Management Journal, a team led by J. Keith Murnighan of Northwestern University suggested that 87% of subjects opted not to lie for self-gain if they were given three minutes to contemplate their choice, compared with just 56% of participants who were told to make an immediate decision. The researchers suggest that in companies with a "fast pulse" and a tendency to reward quick decision making, employees may make ethical missteps because they lack adequate time for contemplation.

As a researcher you too are faced with short deadlines, speedy decision-making practices and, above all, pressure. How can you be ethical and also get the job done efficiently? Do you have a framework to guide your decision-making in those grey areas of Executive Search Research?

One source that the AESC provides is the Code of Ethics for Executive Search. These principles can help guide you when confronted with an ethical dilemma. Although these documents can’t make the decision for you, they can be used as framework of reference when you are not sure of the correct path. Have you ever been confronted with an ethical issue while researching? How important a role do you feel ethics should play in how to conduct an executive search? Tell us about it in our LinkedIn group.

Kind Regards,

Gabby Shaw | Campus Training Assistant

 Top Sourcing Tips  

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 AESC Training Opportunities  

Save the Date for Summits!

The AESC will have three Researchers and Associates Summits in 2012 - dynamic events of the highest calibre for search industry professionals.

Please refer to the website to keep abreast of updates!

Asia/Pacific - June 12th
Europe/Africa - June 25th
Americas - October 19th

Please contact Gabby Shaw at+1 212 398 9556 ext. 238 or gshaw@aesc.org to sign up.

Complimentary Training on New BlueSteps Features!

Join us for a complimentary webinar to discover the latest tools available within the BlueSteps database, including free and exclusive access to 67,000 senior executives.

These will be on June 13th at 11am EST for the Americas and 9am HKT for Asia/Pacific. Click here for more information. Please contact Clara Widdison on +1 212 398 9556 (ex 229) or cwiddison@aesc.org to sign up for our next free BlueSteps webinar.

 Researcher's Profile  

Daniar Ramankulov
Odgers Berndtson

1. Tell us about your background.
I started my career in 2006 by joining a small executive search firm and slowly progressed, from a research analyst to more senior positions. Today, I work as a Consultant for Odgers Berndtson and focus on international projects, mainly in Europe, CIS/CEE regions. Currently, I am responsible for execution of projects, closely working with clients and candidates.

2. What do you enjoy the most about your job?
Communication! I frequently talk to executives from various industries and management levels; this helps me to gain deeper knowledge about people, cultures and businesses. Thanks to proper external and internal training, I enjoy leading interviews and advising our clients on correct decisions. Understanding your clients is vital in the executive search industry!

3. What would you say are the career progression options for Researchers?
Researchers really have two options in their career progression. First, to focus on executing the projects that are presented by business development colleagues, and become specialized in this area. Good researchers are the core of our business industry, therefore always needed. Second, become a specialist in business development and focus on acquiring new clients from the market. Both ways have advantages and interesting developments.

4. Do you have one last piece of advice?
Be honest and fair in your approach to candidates. Before starting to research, understand the profile and create your Litmus test in accordance with a briefing from the client. Maintain high quality work and stay in touch with your client during the whole process. High performance, as well as diplomatic and professional communication is key to success in the executive search world.

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