Employer Recruitment Principles

The Wichita State University Career Development Center is committed to working in the best interest of our students and employers. To assist you, we’ve established principles to ensure a professional, fair and ethical recruiting experience. By following these principles, your organization helps WSU create an equitable and successful recruiting program.

Employers who post career opportunities, attend career fairs, host information sessions or give presentations at Wichita State must adhere to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) guidelines, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Employment Professionals (see more at naceweb.org/principles) and the University’s own principles.

Cooperative Education and Internship Enrollment Policy and Expectations
Your collaboration with Wichita State University's Career Development Center for recruitment purposes means that you are required to report the names of any WSU student(s) hired for cooperative education and/or internship opportunities at your organization. We also expect that you will require students to enroll with our office should they accept a cooperative education or internship offer with your organization.

Wichita State University expects that you will treat WSU co-op students and interns with the same respect as any full-time employee within your employment organization. You are required to follow and abide by all State and Federal employment laws. Failure to do so may result in the WSU Career Development Center refusing to work with your employment organization.

Extending Offers: On-Campus Recruiting
Employment professionals will refrain from any practice that improperly influences or affects acceptances, including applying unreasonable time pressure to accept an offer or encouraging the rejection of another offer. Employers will strive to communicate decisions to candidates within their agreed time frame.

Alcohol may not take any part in the recruitment process — on or off campus. All events, including receptions, dinners, company tours and information sessions, must be alcohol-free.

Wichita State University does not discriminate in its employment practices, educational programs or activities on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran. Retaliation against an individual filing or cooperating in a complaint process is also prohibited. Sexual misconduct, relationship violence and stalking are forms of sex discrimination and are prohibited under Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. To recruit at WSU, your organization’s practices must be consistent with this principle.

Employment professionals must maintain the confidentiality of all student information. There should be no disclosure of student information without the student’s prior written consent, unless necessitated by health or safety considerations.

Assessment Tools and Tests
Those who administer, evaluate and interpret assessment tools, tests and technology should be qualified to do so. Employment professionals must inform potential recruits, in a timely fashion, of the type and purpose of any test, as well as who will receive the results. All tests should be reviewed for disparate impact, career relatedness and compliance with fair employment practices.

Third-party Recruiter
If you are a third-party recruiter, you must disclose your client’s name in the job description box on Handshake. All job posting requests made without the client’s name will receive an email requesting that information. If an update to the job posting is not made within 48 hours, it will be deleted.

Third-party recruiters are eligible to participate in our career fair ONLY IF they are recruiting for their own respective organization OR they explicitly state their client’s name when they register and during the fair. The WSU Career Development Center reserves the right to deny access to any third-party employer.

Temporary Agencies
Temporary agencies/staffing services are employers, not third-party recruiters, and are expected to comply with the professional conduct principles set forth for employer professionals.

Cancellation of an interview reservation or recruitment event registration should be done as early as possible to give other employers the chance to meet our students. To receive a registration fee refund, you must notify the Career Development Center of your cancellation at least five business days before the event. Refunds will not be processed for no shows. It is critical that employers notify all interviewees of a cancellation at least the day before.

For more information call (316) WSU-HIRE or email wsuhire@wichita.edu.