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Employers should not require or request that students/job candidates provide login/password information to their personal social network accounts as a condition of employment or as a condition to be considered for employment. The position of the National Association of Colleges and Employers is that the practice violates ethical standards.
social media, ethics, position statements
The guide provides faculty with information about the ethical and legal implications associated with referring students for internship and employment opportunities.
A female minority student accept an offer with an employer that is considered a strong partner to the student’s university. This company is also committed to increasing the diversity of its work force and hosted recruiting events and made donations targeted to diversity student organizations. However, after she learns that the company has a poor reputation for women and Hispanics and is offered another opportunity at a higher starting salary, she tells the first company she is not interested in working for them.
case study, ethics
A candidate received an offer letter from an employer she had very recently interviewed with, but is required to inform them of her decision by the next business day. Is this request fair? Under the circumstances, the candidate s tempted to accept the offer and then research the company, even though she might later renege on the offer. What advice should career services give her?
Two years after a faculty member received a research grant from an employer, a high level executive with the company, also an alum and generous contributor, tells the faculty member the company is contemplating a fuller, ongoing relationship with the university that could lead to gifts in the millions of dollars. A few weeks later a recruiter from the company contacts the faculty member and asks her to send him the resumes of her top five students. Seniors in the department find out about this and are angry, meeting with career services to register a complaint. The director discovers the company had not listed the job with career services and has not participated in on-campus interviewing or the job fair. What are the ethical issues in this situation? What are the options for career services?
faculty, case study, ethics, references
A company revokes an employment offer a month before the candidate was to begin work. She is told that the company’s personnel needs for the coming year were overestimated and offers to send her resume to other employers that are hiring and provide her with a good reference. Why were the hiring needs overestimated; did business conditions change unexpectedly? What criteria did the employer use to decide which offers would be rescinded?
An employer contacted a college’s career center for assistance in filling an open position. Specifically, the employer requested the names of 10 students they would recommend for an interview. Further, the employer’s representative made it clear he would work with another school if the career center did not comply with his request. What are the ethical issues posed by this scenario? What are some practical alternatives the career services office can suggest to the employer?
legal issues, candidate selection, case study, ethics
An employer sends an offer letter to students that were recently interviewed. The company is giving students two weeks to make their first decision about accepting an offer and bonus, with bonuses becoming lower and lower until the final deadline, three and one-half months in the future. Offers are contingent on passing four requirements set forth by the company and bonuses must be repaid if a student accepts, then decides not to work for the company. Does the letter reflect an equal commitment between the company and the student? Does the offer of a bonus “improperly influence” the student’s job acceptance?
compensation, case study, ethics
A candidate accepted a position with an employer when a week later a newspaper article stated that the employer would be laying off 2,000 “redundant” workers to avert impending bankruptcy . The candidate calls the firm and is assured everything is fine, however, he is quite shaken and tells his career services director he is considering reneging on his acceptance.
counseling, case study, ethics
Fifty students from a college received and accepted offers from an employer. Six months later, half of them were informed their employment would be delayed for approximately one year. The employer offered “bonuses” as compensation for the extended delayed starting dates. Many were delayed even further. One graduate contacted career services and wanted to know if she should wait any longer or commence her job search, and if she had to tell the company that she planned to look for another job opportunity.