Career Services Employer Recruitment Policy
Career Services at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University (hereinafter referred to as Career Services) will provide recruitment services for organizations that meet the following basic criteria:
- The organization must accurately describe the responsibilities and requirements for the opportunities it offers in all publicity, including information sessions and receptions.
- All conditions for advertised positions must be clearly publicized in the position description. This includes but is not limited to: unpaid internships, and positions that are commission only.
- If a position is paid, the rate of pay must meet New York State minimum wage guidelines.
- The employer must comply with all federal, New York State and local government equal employment opportunity laws, and regulations, along with all Long Island University policies and provisions.
Recruiting Policy for Co-ops and Internships
Cooperative Education (hereinafter referred to as Co-op) at C.W. Post provides students with the opportunity to gain experience in a field related to their career interests. Students are instructed by the Co-op staff members on résumé writing, interviewing skills and work place issues.
A Co-op is defined as a paid or unpaid experience which integrates classroom studies with productive work experience in a related field. The term co-op and internship are sometimes used interchangeably.
The Role of the Employer in Cooperative Education is as follows:
- Develop a job description for JobNet that accurately describes the student’s responsibilities, preferred hours, skills, wage, etc. Jobs should include exposure to key business practices common to that industry and offer the students an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in a supervised environment.
- Select and interview candidates and notify Co-op of a hiring decision.
- Designate an appropriate supervisor and work assignments.
- Designate a safe and functional work environment.
- Permit a counselor from the Co-op Office to meet the student’s direct supervisor to gain detailed knowledge of the organization, facility, internship program, and visit the students in his/her work environment. A photo may be taken of the student in front of the marquis or sign indicating the organization for publicity purposes.
- Complete evaluations of the student distributed by the Co-op Counselor to enhance a valuable work experience.
Career and Cooperative Education/Internship Fair
The C.W. Post Career and Cooperative Education/Internship Fair is held each fall and spring semester. Eligible employers will be those that offer full-time positions that require a degree; and/or part-time or internship positions that have been screened to qualify as a valid cooperative education opportunity.
Career Fair space is limited so employer participants are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Employer industry classification is also screened to ensure that there are a wide variety of employers represented at the C.W. Post Career and Cooperative Education/Internship Fair to reflect the diverse educational programs of C.W. Post and the diverse interests of our students.
Career Services reserves the right to deny employer registration to the C.W. Post Career and Cooperative Education/Internship Fair to maintain employer industry diversity and/or if the offered jobs are not in the best interest of the students of C.W. Post.
On-Campus Recruiting Program Cancellation Policy
Employers who utilize the On-Campus Recruiting program (hereinafter referred to as OCR) are asked to give sufficient notice i.e. a minimum of 48 hours, in the event of an interview cancellation. There are times when on campus interviews must be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances, however, if a late cancellation is made, the recruiter will be advised to contact the students individually to make arrangements for another interview date/time. The recruiter also is asked to share this follow-up information with Career Services staff.
Career Services has a strict policy on late cancellation of interviews or “no shows” by students participating in OCR. If a student does not give proper notice, they will be deactivated from OCR. Students are required to send the recruiter a formal letter of apology and state the reason for the missed interview before permission to restore active status to OCR can be granted.
Offers to Students
Career Services firmly believes that it is in the best interest for both students and employers to allow adequate time for students to make an informed decision about whether to accept or decline an offer. Students who are able to analyze sufficiently all information at their disposal will be more confident in their choices, and employers will benefit from hiring candidates who have a sincere interest in honoring their commitment.
We encourage employers to allow students at least two weeks to decide on offers. Although special incentives given to induce early acceptance of offers are not prohibited, employers utilizing the OCR Program should be aware that they are recruiting within an academic setting. Students should be given the opportunity to make use of all services and information available to them and should not be subjected to the terms of an “exploding offer,” which requires a student to choose a job offer within a very short amount of time or face having the offer rescinded.* While Career Services recognizes that there are legitimate business reasons for an employer to have an offer accepted or rejected within a specific frame of time, we do not believe that this type of offer is appropriate within a collegiate environment.
*“Exploding Offers, A Principles for Professional Conduct Committee Position Paper” https://www.naceweb.org/about/offers.html, November, 1999.
Third Party Policy
Career Services does provide campus access to third party agencies through the job posting service of the JobNet system. As a policy, third party agencies cannot participate in OCR activities, have search access to résumés posted to JobNet, or participate in the C.W. Post Career and Cooperative Education/Internship Fair. The agency must meet the following requirements in order to list positions through JobNet:
- The agency may not charge any fee to the applicants. All fees must be directed to the company the agency represents or assumed by the agency itself.
- The agency must provide a specific description and all requirements within all job listings; including any position that is “commission only” or sales based position.
- The agency must act in accordance with NACE Principles for Professional Conduct for Career Services & Employment Professionals (www.naceweb.org/principles).
- The Third Party recruiter must comply with the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, and can only release candidate information with written permission of the applicant. Disclosure of candidate information is not permitted unless express permission is given by the applicant, and may be done so only for a specific listed position.
Career Services staff will investigate complaints by users of our services that may involve employers, job postings, or work assignments. If it is determined that the complaint is justified, we reserve the right to deny requests for future recruitment activity. Career Services reserves the right to terminate or refuse the participation of any organization in Career Services activities.
Right to Refuse Service
Career Services is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, respect, and fair treatment for all. Accordingly, Career Services reserves the right to reject placement requests from any prospective employer who’s posting, policies, or procedures appear to violate the University's commitment to equal opportunity and fair treatment for all, regardless of race, color, sex, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, or status as a military veteran.
Additional factors that may lead to exclusion from recruitment activities at Long Island University include: fraud, misrepresentation, breach of confidentiality, complaints by or harassment of Long Island University students, alumni, or staff, failure to adhere to university policies and/or any violation of federal state and local laws, requiring personal information (e.g. bank and/or social security numbers) when not part of the hiring process.
Long Island University Affirmative Action Statement
Long Island University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, handicap or political belief, in any of its educational programs and activities, including employment practices and its policies relating to recruitment and admission of students. Additionally, Long Island University takes affirmative action to recruit applicants from among women, members of protected minority groups, handicapped individuals, and veterans, including disabled veterans and Vietnam-era veterans.