NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), the worldwide trade association representing the retained executive recruitment industry, responded in a letter to United States Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), highlighting the impact of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, also known as or S. 744, on the executive search industry.
“While the AESC is not taking a stance in opposition to the general intentions of the Immigration Bill, we do believe that unintended negative consequences should be prevented if at all possible”
"While the AESC is not taking a stance in opposition to the general intentions of the Immigration Bill, we do believe that unintended negative consequences should be prevented if at all possible,” said Peter M. Felix, AESC President. “Thus to include executive search firms in the provisions of the bill as labor contractors seems to be counter-productive and an unnecessary inhibition to the recruitment of foreign or US senior executives from overseas into the United States. Such recruitment is conducted under special retained consulting contracts with client organizations and is performed on a highly selective and occasional basis. Thus, there is no risk of abusive or volume-based recruiting. To impose the regulatory provisions of the bill upon this important consulting service and thus potentially inhibiting the recruitment of the best internationally qualified executives for the benefit of the US economy could be harmful, and in our view, unnecessary. We are hopeful that the appropriate changes will be made to the bill," stated Felix.
About The Association of Executive Search Consultants
The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) is the worldwide professional association for the retained executive search and leadership consulting industry. The AESC promotes the highest professional standards in retained executive search and leadership consulting, broadens public understanding of the executive search process, and serves as an advocate for the interests of its member firms. For more information, or to download the AESC Code of Ethics and Professional Practice Guidelines, please visit www.aesc.org.
The AESC also offers www.bluesteps.com, a career management service for senior executives, and www.executivesearchconnect.com, a free service for the HR community offering industry information and tools to assist with senior executive recruiting, including access to the AESC’s International Executive Search Directory.