HAAPC is affiliated with the National Association of Personnel Services and thus all members must abide by the following code of ethics:
When HAAPC was founded, the first objective listed in the bylaws was, to promote and encourage high standards, efficiency, conduct, and ethics of the personnel consulting industry by means of study, discussion, and education regarding business activities and responsibilities.
To help accomplish this goal, HAAPC adopted the Standards of Business Practices which established guidelines for relations with employers, candidates, other private personnel services, and employees. It also provided standards for general topics such as advertising, service charges and collections. A business practices chair was created by the Board of Directors to handle inquiries, complaints, and arbitration issues brought to the attention of HAAPC by the public, as well as members and non-members of the Association who are engaged in the personnel industry. HAAPC also established an ongoing educational program which included monthly meetings for the general membership highlighting speakers and trainers that focus on the varied interests of the membership.
Today, as the membership continues to diversify, it is vital for the organization to maintain a pulse on the needs of members. Surveys are conducted to identify personnel consulting needs regarding legal updates, new techniques and the latest technology. Additionally, training sessions to prepare individuals for national certification examinations are conducted locally to encourage participation. Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) and Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist (CTS) exams sponsored by NAPS are conducted twice a year. They cover laws and business practices that pertain to the personnel service industry.
HAAPC also sponsors an annual local awards program which recognizes top performers in the categories of direct hire placement, blended services and contract/temporary services. This encourages a spirit of friendly competition and offers recognition for participating members of HAAPC.
Over the years, HAAPC has been a generous contributor to charities and civic concerns. HAAPC continues to evolve in response to the growing needs of the public, to industry dynamics, and the needs of staffing industry professionals.
To further accomplish the goal of increased professionalism and to facilitate cooperation between member firms, HAAPC has adopted rigid standards of ethical practice that all members have agreed to follow. These standards ensure that HAAPC members conduct their businesses in a legal, ethical and self-regulated manner that honestly serves the dual consumers of private placement services. Should disputes arise, HAAPC has Ethics and Arbitration Committees to resolve the issues without unnecessary and costly litigation. HAAPC members are dedicated to helping all people, regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, age or handicaps, in their search for gainful, satisfying employment.