This commentary can be considered as an appeal to the leaders of humanitarian aid and developmental organizations (commonly referred to as Non-Governmental Organizations or NGOs) to critically reflect on the existing recruitment process and take corrective measures to address a number of grave concerns. The paper argues that the recruitment process is now often power-centric, which not only provides limited space for transparency and accountability but also compromises candidates' respect in any given recruitment process. This power-centric approach may not necessarily enable the organization to select individuals with a genuine passion or to retain passionate employees even after they are hired. The paper encourages leaders and Human Resource professionals to engage in conversations by critically reflecting on a series of uncomfortable issues that are presented here, followed by the formalization of a code of conduct that establishes how organizations will treat candidates.
Key words: Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), recruitment, human resource (HR).
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