Employer Recruitment Guidelines

Guidelines for employers to ensure fair and effective hiring practices.
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Our office is dedicated to prioritizing the best interests of UW-Stout students. To ensure a professional, fair, and ethical recruitment process, we have established the following guidelines. We encourage recruiters to foster a successful recruiting relationship by fully adhering to these guidelines and policies.

Employer Guidelines & Expectations

Please review our comprehensive Employer Guidelines & Expectations here.

Principles for Professional Conduct (NACE)

Career Services and employment professionals are involved in an important process—helping students choose and attain personally rewarding careers and helping employers develop effective college relations programs which contribute to an optimum selection of a candidate for their organizations. The impact of this process upon individuals and organizations requires a commitment to principles of professional conduct by all practitioners. To read the complete text on Principles for Professional Conduct from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), click here.

The Fair Labor Standards Act - Compensation

Employers are expected to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act with regards to intern compensation. Briefly, this specifies that employers in the for-profit private sector need to pay interns at least the minimum wage and applicable overtime unless they meet the six-part test for unpaid interns. Unpaid internships in the public sector and for non-profit charitable organizations, where the intern volunteers without expectation of compensation, are generally permissible. Find details on the U. S. Department of Labor website or fact sheet.

Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act requires that we obtain consent from students and alumni before releasing their profile and resume information. You may use this information only to fill employment vacancies within your own organization. Any information you acquire from profiles and/or resumes may not be re-disclosed to any other employer or third party, and you may not disclose the information to individuals within your own organization for other than employment purposes. Further detail is available from the U. S. Department of Education website.