Recruiting international executives requires a careful consideration of ethical principles.
Beneficenceand non-maleficence, autonomy, veracity, fidelity and justice are the most important fundamental ethical principles for nursing. It is the recruiter's responsibility to ensure that all candidates are treated equally, regardless of gender, race, origin, religion or political opinions. To maintain the highest ethical standards in international contracting activities, organizations must actively address emerging issues of concern. When recruiting overseas, it is important to understand the cost and logistics involved.
This may include connecting with a foreign agency or working with immigration lawyers. Government to government agreements can set parameters on how UK employers recruit. The National Health Employers international recruitment toolkit provides advice and guidance on good practices and support required. A full list of international nursing associations can be found in the toolkit.
Compliance with this code of practice ensures that international recruitment minimizes damage to the health and care systems of countries of origin, while safeguarding the rights of health and social care workers to migrate. International recruitment should be a source of hiring qualified health workers with the right values for their organization and supporting them to develop a long-term career in the field of care. Health and social care organizations should not actively hire people from countries that the World Health Organization recognizes have the most pressing challenges related to the health and care workforce, unless there is a government to government agreement in place. A list of ethical recruiters can be found on the National Health Service's employer website. Ideally, a nurse manager should practice justice-oriented international hiring while respecting the autonomy of the individual nurse and hiring in a way that does not deliberately contribute to diminishing access to care in countries that already have too few nursing human resources. Countries on the red list should not be targeted for international contracting unless there is a government to government agreement negotiated and signed by the DHSC on behalf of the UK government. Executive search firms play an important role in talent acquisition and must uphold a high level of honesty and ethics within the hiring process.
Organizations employing the National Health Service must comply with the code of practice in all international recruitment activities. From a broader perspective, countries with limited resources are those that suffer most injustice due to international recruitment of internal staff. As an expert recruiter, it is essential to understand the ethical considerations when recruiting internationally. It is important to ensure that all candidates are treated fairly and equally, regardless of gender, race, origin, religion or political opinion. Additionally, it is essential to understand the cost and logistics involved when recruiting overseas, as well as any government-to-government agreements that may be in place.
Furthermore, it is important to ensure that international recruitment does not contribute to diminishing access to care in countries that already have too few nursing human resources. Finally, executive search firms must uphold a high level of honesty and ethics within their hiring process.