Welcome to the National Association of Canadian Consulting Businesses (“NACCB”). For more than a decade, we’ve helped to promote the country’s Professional Staffing industry, which generates annual revenues of $2.5 billion, employs over 2,000 employees and represents over 22,000 Independent Contractors
We work with members to ensure that public policy makers understand our industry and the important part it plays in the country’s economy. We also provide a forum for business leaders to discuss emerging issues, build networks and share best practices.
I’m proud of the achievements of this association and the example set by past Presidents and members. We have come a long way. We are recognized as a strong advocate for our industry. But there is still more to do.
That’s why I invite you to join us. When you do, you’ll become a member of one of the most influential networks of business leaders in Canada, with the opportunity to shape a growing industry. To find out how you can become a part of NACCB, please contact the NACCB office at 905-826-6665 or e-mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
The National Association of Canadian Consulting Businesses (NACCB) is a made-in-Canada Association that represents Professional Staffing firms on Canadian public policy issues.
The NACCB was created in November of 1999 by four IT services organizations that recognized the need to combine forces to deal specifically with the threat of retail sales tax being applied to IT services in Ontario.
It was also recognized that legislators did not understand how the Staffing industry operated and the annual revenues it represented. It was clear that there was a need to increase awareness about the industry and its contribution to the economy.
The NACCB has grown to 71 companies representing over 2.5 billion dollars in annual revenues, 22,000 contractors and 2,000 employees. Members meet regularly to discuss industry issues and share best practices.
The NACCB provides education and awareness on public policy issues that impact the IT Services industry to ensure compliance with legislation and to promote ethical business practices in the industry. As well, the NACCB represents the interests of its members to policymakers to ensure that legislation does not inhibit the growth of the IT Services industry.
BUSINESS PRINCIPLES FOR NACCB
1. NACCB member firms, their principals and employees will uphold the principles of the NACCB and will not commit acts discreditable to the association or the computer consulting business industry.
2. NACCB members operate in a professionally responsible manner and do not defame consultants, candidates, clients or competitors.
3. NACCB members are committed to equal opportunity for all regardless of race, religion, colour, sex, marital status, sexual orientation or national origin.
4. NACCB members will not knowingly misrepresent the facts regarding a candidate’s skill, experience, pay rate, contract terms, assignment duration, or other matters pertinent to the business relationship to a client.
5. Only those candidates who have given permission to the NACCB member will have their credentials presented for potential contracts, temporary or permanent employment.
6. NACCB members promote free and fair competition among members. We will recognize and respect the rights and privileges of competitors in the true fashion of individual initiative and free enterprise, and will refrain from engaging in acts of unfair competition.
7. NACCB members do not have unreasonable non-competition clauses, as represented in the common contract, or unfairly prevent a candidate from pursuing other opportunities.
8. NACCB members will not induce consultants to contravene or interfere with contractual agreements.
9. NACCB members abide by all federal, provincial and local laws with regard to the operation of their businesses and the privacy of their employees, contractors and clients.
10. NACCB members preserve all proprietary information relating to the business of their clients.
11. NACCB members refrain from directly soliciting employees of their own active clients.
12. NACCB members have a clear policy for payment of consulting, marketing, and recruiting personnel.
13. NACCB members comply with clients’ established business practices, including those policies relating to gifts and gratuities to client employees.
14. NACCB members will supply to the candidate the facts regarding terms of assignment, job descriptions the pay rate for the job, workplace conditions, and any other known facts supplied by the client.
15. NACCB members will derive income only from clients and make no direct or indirect charges to candidates unless specified by a license.
16. NACCB members will maintain the highest standard of integrity in all forms of advertising, communications and solicitations. We will conduct our business in a manner designed to enhance the operation, image and reputation of the employment, recruitment and staffing services industry.
17. NACCB members will ensure that our clients, candidates and employees are aware of our duty to abide by these Business Principles and will undertake to bring any potential infringements before the NACCB Ethics Committee.