I am currently the hiring manager for a new position, and a recruiter has provided a number of great resumes. I expect to hire one of the applicants by the end of the week. I've been impressed by the recruiter in terms of responsiveness, effectiveness and quality.
Unfortunately for my current role, I'm at the point I don't feel I can succeed there any further. I'd like to reach out to the same recruiter, because I feel the quality shown in providing candidates would apply to finding positions for my skillset. I certainly could be wrong in this assumption.
But, my question is around the ethics of the situation...could I open myself up to a conflict of interest doing so? Could I endanger the candidates attitude to my current company such that they wouldn't consider an offer (this assumes the recruiter would tell them)? My present employer is good and I don't want to stop them from hiring good people - I just can't succeed in my career any further there.