Recruiting Policies and Guidelines
Employer Policy and Guidelines
The Springfield College Career Center subscribes to and endorses the Principles for Professional Practice prescribed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and fully expects that employers using our services conform to these principles and applicable Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws and related legislation. Springfield College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis in admission and access to, and employment and treatment in, its programs and activities. View the self print poster provided by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The Career Center invites employer organizations to use our services provided they meet the following basic criteria:
- Positions posted are consistent with the Springfield College mission and academic curriculum.
- The organization must have actual or anticipated bona fide, career-related full-time, part-time, or internship opportunities for students and alumni.
- The organization must accurately describe the responsibilities and requirements for the opportunities it offers in all publicity, including online job postings and information sessions. Furthermore, all position description must include a contact person, verified address, phone number email, and website.
- All conditions for advertised positions must be clearly publicized in the position description. This includes, but is not limited to, positions that are commission based; involve out-of-pocket financial expenses, test taking, etc.
- Employer organizations are expected to be familiar with and to honor the Principles for Professional Practice prescribed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and expects employers using our services conform to these principles and applicable Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws and related legislation.
General Recruiting Guidelines
- Companies may pre-screen candidates based upon a review of resumes. Resumes can be forwarded in advance of the recruitment date. Consideration should be afforded to all candidates without regard to age, disability, national origin, race, color, religion, gender, political views, sexual orientation, sexual identity, or veteran status.
- Greeters may accompany the designated company representative. Organizations are responsible for the ethical and legal conduct of their representatives throughout the recruiting process and must assume responsibility for all representations made by authorized representatives.
- Recruiters are expected to be as flexible as the recruitment process allows. High-pressure recruiting techniques are not acceptable.
- Internship/fieldwork opportunities are defined as experiential education opportunities where a student works on a project of importance to the organization, receives timely instruction and feedback from the supervisor, and has a mentor-like relationship with someone within the organization. Internships/fieldwork are approved and supervised by the designated faculty. The Career Center staff works on behalf of the students to develop opportunities and assist students in identifying and preparing for the experience. Internships/fieldwork may be paid or unpaid.
- Serving alcohol is strictly prohibited part of the recruitment process. This includes both on-campus and off-campus events, receptions, information sessions, dinners, company tours, etc., that are all part of the hiring process.
Career / Job Fairs
Companies invited to attend job/career fairs will reflect the educational programs and professional interests of Springfield College students. Employers participating in college-sponsored fairs will comply with state and federal EEO standards and the NACE Principles for Professional Conduct.
In accordance with Springfield College policy, no individual or organization may solicit services, products or opportunities without the permission of the vice president for student affairs. All flyers must be approved by the Student Activities Office.
Rights of the College
The College has a right to approve or deny an employer from advertising on the Handshake system or participating in Career Fairs.
Commission sales positions may be advertised to students and alumni on our online recruitment system Handshake. If the compensation agreement is not clearly noted on the job listings we will be unable to post said position. If an employer is hiring for a position that offers more than 50 percent commission as compensation, it will be excluded from our Handshake system. Organizations that require the candidate to pay a fee for training, equipment, application procedures, or other job-related expenses will be ineligible. If the position requires a considerable out-of-pocket financial investment of the student to perform a job the Career Center reserves the right to decline the posting. (This does not apply to federal and state licensing requirements such as real estate, securities, etc.).
Financial Service Employers
Financial Services positions may be advertised to students and alumni on our online recruitment system Handshake, through information sessions on campus and career fairs provided that all conditions for advertised positions are clearly noted on job listings and are thoroughly explained in recruiting conversations and interviews with students and alumni. This includes, but is not limited to, positions that are commission based; involve out-of-pocket financial expenses, test taking, etc. If the conditions are not clearly indicated on the job listings, the Career Center reserves the right to decline the posting.