Case Study: I'm looking for a Few Good People. Know Any?
A representative of the Vanity Corporation contacted the career center of Evergreen College for assistance in filling an open position. However, rather than following the established procedure of reviewing the resumes of students who met their hiring criteria (i.e., major, date of graduation, degree level, and citizenship status), the employer requested that the career center staff provide him with the names of 10 students that they would recommend for an interview. Further, the representative made it clear that he would work with another school if the career center did not comply with his request because he does not "have the time to review 20 resumes."
Questions to Consider:
- What are some of the ethical/legal issues raised by the employer's request?
- What actions, if any, would you take with the company?
- Would it make a difference if the employer was a "partner," providing funding to the career services center?
Current as of February 2013.