As a recruiting firm, integrity is core to what we do. We have the responsibility to be honest to candidates and clients. The clients we support in our organizations look to us as experts in the tax field. The candidates we deal with everyday look to us as an ambassador for the company they want to be a part of.
As a leader, integrity gives us credibility with the people we lead. If our actions as a leader lack honesty than we lose the respect and trust of the people who we as leaders have to count on for our success. You just can’t recover as a leader when your team loses the trust of your character. They will always be questioning your words and actions in their minds and looking for every reason not to trust you.
When we lose credibility with any of the people we work with, we lose our ability to be successful. It’s difficult to recover when someone you work with loses confidence in your integrity. Your reputation is completely crushed as word of your actions will spread quickly across the organization. With social media platforms bringing everyone closer together it’s easy for the HR and Recruitment community to hear about your reputation and actions from the people you used to work with. So more than ever you need to ensure your reputation isn’t tarnished and the best way to do this is to simply act with character and integrity in everything you do. None of us are perfect and we do make mistakes. But when it comes to your integrity, it’s your personal and professional brand at stake.
“In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if they don’t have the first, the other two will kill you.” — Warren Buffet