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The Code of Ethics

Members of TMI (including TMI charter holders) and applicant/ examinee/ registrants for the TMI designation must adhere to the following tenets of conduct:

Preamble

TMI Values are comprehensively projected and reflected in the TMI Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct. They drive and guide TMI toward achieving its mission of promoting excellence in the Talent Management profession globally by promulgating and following the highest standards in training, education, integrity, and professional excellence. High ethical standards are critical to maintaining the public’s trust in the Talent Management profession. Since their creation, the TMI Code and Standards have sought to promote the integrity of TMI members and to serve as a model for measuring the ethics of Talent Management professionals globally, regardless of job-function, cultural differences, or local laws and regulations. All TMI members, alumni, and certificants and even prospective TMI certification applicants are expected to abide by the TMI Code and Standards and are encouraged to notify their employer of this responsibility. Violations may result in strict disciplinary sanctions by TMI. Sanctions can include revocation of membership, revocation of candidacy in a TMI program, and revocation of the right to use TMI designations.

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    Knowledge & Compliance of the law

    Members and Applicant/ Examinee/ Registrants must understand and comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations (including the TMI Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct) of any government, regulatory organization, licensing agency, or professional association governing their professional activities. In the event of conflict, Members and Applicant/ Examinee/ Registrants must comply with the more strict law, rule, or regulation. Members and Applicant/ Examinee/ Registrants must not knowingly participate or assist in and must dissociate from any violation of such laws, rules, or regulations. All TMI certificants, applicants, examinees, partners, and associates will strive to conduct themselves at all times as examples of good citizens and will unconditionally support, respect, and abide by the appropriate local, state, provincial, and federal laws.

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    Conduct with Stakeholder of Talent Management

    Act with integrity, competence, diligence, respect and in an ethical manner with the public, clients, prospective clients, employers, employees, colleagues in the Talent Management/ Management Profession, and other participants in the global Talent Management.

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    Upholding the Integrity of the Talent Management profession

    Place the integrity of the Talent Management/ Management Profession and the interests of clients above their own personal interests.

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    Ethical Practices

    Practice and encourage others to practice in a professional and ethical manner that will reflect credit on themselves and the profession. All TMI certificants, applicants, examinees, partners, and associates shall always conduct themselves without bias or prejudice; bring charges of dishonesty against any person only after confirming the presence of a reasonable basis for believing in the truth of the allegations, and they shall never use or take credit for the work of others without specific acknowledgment and authorization.

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    Endeavor to promote Excellence in Talent Management

    All TMI certificants, applicants, examinees, partners, and associates shall constantly strive to promote and advocate the understanding of Talent Management thought, philosophy, methods, and procedures among organizations and professionals in their countries using every resource at their command.

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    Conduct with Peers in the Talent Management profession

    All TMI certificants, applicants, examinees, partners, and associates shall without fail, always cooperate with other TMI Fellows and shall treat them with honesty and respect at all times, maintaining a healthy relationship with them all along.

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    Professional Commitment & Sincerity

    All TMI certificants, applicants, examinees, partners, and associates shall exhibit via their conduct that they completely understand and value the obligation they have toward contributing to the betterment of the practice and standards of Talent Management in organizations, and that, they shall always strive to voluntarily initiate and partake in programs and projects that do so.

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    Confidentiality

    All TMI certificants, applicants, examinees, partners, and associates shall never disclose information or knowledge of confidential nature to further their individual, personal interests, nor they shall ever violate the privacy and confidentiality of information entrusted to them, or to which they may have gained access owing to their position of influence or circumstances.

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    Commitment to Professional Development & Growth

    All TMI certificants, applicants, examinees, partners, and associates shall constantly keep their professional knowledge and skillsets in Talent Management updated, and they shall always ensure that they are ready intellectually and with the latest expertise to contribute the cause of Talent Management growth as and when demanded by TMI.

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    Sharing & Exchange of Knowledge

    All TMI certificants, applicants, examinees, partners, and associates shall constantly strive to share their knowledge about Talent Management and professional best practices with others, and present factual and objective information, never misrepresenting or withholding information concerning the capabilities, character, skills, or behavior of employees and business associates or colleagues they work with.

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    Judicious use of Authority & Position

    All TMI certificants, applicants, examinees, partners, and associates shall always accept full responsibility for the work they perform, never misuse the authority entrusted to them, or take advantage of the lack of knowledge or inexperience on the part of others, to further their own personal interests.

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    Independence and objectivity

    Members and Applicant/ Examinee/ Registrants must use reasonable care and judgment to achieve and maintain independence and objectivity in their professional activities. Members and Applicant/ Examinee/ Registrants must not offer, solicit, or accept any gift, benefit, compensation, or consideration that reasonably could be expected to compromise their own or another’s independence and objectivity. All TMI certificants, applicants, examinees, partners, and associates shall always conduct themselves honestly in all professional relationships and business deals, and shall take appropriate action in regard to any illegal or unethical practices that may come to their attention, and shall never misrepresent or withhold information that is germane to a problem or situation of public concern nor will allow any such known information to remain unchallenged.

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    No Misrepresentation

    Members and Applicant/ Examinee/ Registrants must not knowingly make any misrepresentations relating to Talent Management analysis, recommendations, actions, or other professional activities.

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    No Misconduct

    Members and Applicant/ Examinee/ Registrants must not engage in any professional conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, or deceit or commit any act that reflects adversely on their professional reputation, integrity, or competence.

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    Use of Material Nonpublic information

    Members and Applicant/ Examinee/ Registrants who possess material nonpublic information that could affect the value of a Talent Management must not act or cause others to act on the information.

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    Loyalty, Prudence, and Care for clients

    Members and Applicant/ Examinee/ Registrants have a duty of loyalty to their clients and must act with reasonable care and exercise prudent judgment. Members and Applicant/ Rxaminee/ Registrants must act for the benefit of their clients and place their clients’ interests before their employer’s or their own interests.

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    Fair dealing with clients

    Members and Applicant/ Examinee/ Registrants must deal fairly and objectively with all clients when providing Talent Management analysis, making Talent Management recommendations, taking Talent Management action, or engaging in other professional activities.

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    Loyalty to Employers

    In matters related to their employment, Members and Applicant/ examinee/ registrants must act for the benefit of their employer and not deprive their employer of the advantage of their skills and abilities, divulge confidential information, or otherwise cause harm to their employer.

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    Conduct as Responsible Supervisors

    Members and Applicant/ Examinee/ Registrants must make reasonable efforts to detect and prevent violations of applicable laws, rules, regulations, and the Code and Standards by anyone subject to their supervision or authority.

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    Professional Honesty

    Members and Applicant/ Examinee/ Registrants must have a reasonable and adequate basis, supported by appropriate research and investigation, for any Talent Management analysis, recommendation, or action, and use reasonable care and exercise independent professional judgment when conducting Talent Management analysis, making Talent Management recommendations, taking Talent Management actions, and engaging in other professional activities.

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    Communication with Clients and Prospective Clients

    Members and Applicant/ Examinee/ Registrants must disclose to clients and prospective clients the basic format and general principles of the Talent Management processes they use to analyze Talent Management aspects and must promptly disclose any changes that might materially affect those processes and must use reasonable judgment in identifying which factors are important to their Talent Management analyses, recommendations, or actions and include those factors in communications with clients and prospectiven clients.

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    Facts & Opinion

    Members and Applicant/ Examinee/ Registrants must distinguish between fact and opinion in the presentation of Talent Management analysis and recommendations.

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    Record Retention

    Members and Applicant/ Examinee/ Registrants must develop and maintain appropriate records to support their Talent Management analyses, recommendations, actions, and other Talent Management-related communications with clients and prospective clients.

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    Disclosure of Conflicts

    Members and Applicant/ Examinee/ Registrants must make full and fair disclosure of all matters that could reasonably be expected to impair their independence and objectivity or interfere with respective duties to their clients, prospective clients, and employer. Members and Applicant/ Examinee/ Registrants must ensure that such disclosures are prominent, are delivered in plain language, and communicate the relevant information effectively.

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    Priority of Transactions

    Talent Management transactions for clients and employers must have priority over Talent Management transactions in which a Member or Applicant/ examinee/ registrant is the beneficial owner.

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    Disclosure of Referral fees

    Members and Applicant/ Examinee/ Registrants must disclose to their employer, clients, and prospective clients, as appropriate, any compensation, consideration, or benefit received from or paid to others for the recommendation of products or services.

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    Members and Applicant/ Examinee/ Registrants must not engage in any conduct that compromises the reputation or integrity of TMI or the TMI designation or the integrity, validity, or security of the TMI exams.

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    When referring to TMI, TMI membership, the TMI designation, or candidacy in the TMI program, Members, and Applicant/ Examinee/ Registrants must not misrepresent or exaggerate the meaning or implications of membership in TMI , holding the TMI designation, or candidacy in the TMI program

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