associations of recruitment and executive search agencies: myths and realities
”Upravleniye personalom - Ukraina" (Human
Recourses Management – Ukraine
) is a first HR-magazine in Ukraine,
which publics materials only on the HRM in the contemporary business.
The issue of September, 2010 ( http://hrd.com.ua/img/23/UP_9(204).pdf ) covers
traditionally the recruitment subject.
On page 16 the following is appeared:
There is no all-Ukrainian association of recruitment
(head-hunting type) agencies with single rules of activity for all subjects of
the labor market. At the same type quite a number of various associations
exists, such as UMSG, URA,
End of quotation.
Dear author of the article!
Dear editorial staff!
readers of the magazine!
Dear casual visitors of the blog on recruitment in Ukraine!
As to the ARKA (Assotsiacia Rekritingovyh &
Kadrovyh Agetstv, Ukraina) or in English - Association of Recruitment and Employment
Agencies - it exists from 2004. The ARKA site is being maintained. The
recruiter’s professional-ethical codex is being strictly observed. By the way,
it envisages a mechanism of punishment in regard to the Association’s agencies
violating the codex. Each year we close joint orders covering several regions
and it is possible, in particular, owing to the "Standard of services quality”.
It is surprise to know that we, the all-Ukrainian
association with single rules of activity, don’t exist. And no less
surprisingly to hear on availability of some mythical formations: UMSG, URA (Ukrainskaya
rekruting assotsiaciya or Ukrainian recruitment association), UAMKA (Ukrainska
Accociacia mezhdunarodnyh kadrovyh agentstv or Ukrainian Association of international
Although the Google
discovers the agencies believing that they are members or collaborators of any
of these three associations-phantoms, actually no single mention from the last 6 years can be found on their
organizing committee, board of management, meetings, conferences or joint
Colleagues, HR-people, recruiters: if anyone knows
anything about activity of the said three associations UMSG, URA, UAMKA,
possess contacts of their activists or, all the more, is a member of them –
please, respond the call.
No doubt, I will make a reference to you at preparing
an article "Ukrainian associations of recruitment and executive search agencies:
myths and realities” for the "Upravleniye personalom -
Ukraina" magazine highly appreciated by all of us.
Director of Alternativa recruitment agency
Member of ARKA management board