Signium is a founding member of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) and commits to the AESC Professional Code and Best Practices.

As an AESC member, we meet the highest professional standards of quality and proudly promote our AESC commitment.

Signium is also committed to the following AESC principles:


AESC members conduct their business activities with absolute integrity and are at all times open, honest and worthy of trust. AESC members are partners with their clients in a consultative process aimed at identifying, assessing, selecting and developing business leaders.


AESC members focus on their clients’ unique business needs, providing high quality service and using rigorous results-focused methodologies. AESC members operate at the highest level of the profession.


AESC members serve as trusted advisors, exercising independent, objective judgment. Members serve their clients with integrity and objectivity, making every effort to conduct consulting activities on the basis of impartial consideration of relevant facts.  

Diversity and Inclusion

AESC members value diverse leadership. They identify the most qualified talent by searching and assessing without bias. While this principle may be more directly related to executive search, our members apply this value to all their consulting work.


AESC members always respect any confidential information entrusted to them by clients and candidates. Client relationships are built upon a foundation of trust.

Avoiding Conflicts of Interest

AESC members avoid conflicts of interest with clients and candidates. Where a potential conflict may exist, members disclose and resolve those conflicts. AESC members have an ethical obligation to avoid conflicts of interest with their clients, and do so through disclosure, resolution or waiver, and withdrawal. 

Leaders can also contact the AESC’c executive career management service, BlueSteps, as well as accessing its range of career resources.

Read more about the association’s standards, or contact one of our global offices for more information.