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Guidelines For Employers
In the spirit of collaboration among companies, students, professors, and the Center for Work and Service (CWS) staff, and to ensure that all parties involved are treated fairly and professionally, the CWS has set the following guidelines for companies participating in our on-campus recruiting program:
1. Adherence to National and State Guidelines
Participating companies are expected to read and adhere to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Professional Practice, the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Recruitment and Employment Guidelines, and the laws established by the federal government and the state of Massachusetts.
Participating companies are expected to maintain the confidentiality of all student and alumnae information. Sharing information about a candidate with another organization is not acceptable unless the company receives prior written consent from the candidate.
3. Right to Refuse Service
The CWS reserves the right to refuse service to participating companies for reasons including but not limited to:
- Failure to comply with the national and state guidelines listed above.
- Misrepresentation of employer information.
- Complaints by students and alumnae.
- Harassment of Wellesley students, alumnae, staff or faculty.
- Disclosure of confidential information without consent of the candidate.
The Center for Work and Service will provide rooms for companies to administer pre-employment tests. All tests must be administered by a company representative. Participating companies must also provide timely information to students regarding (1) the type of test, (2) the purpose of the test, and (3) to whom the test results will be disclosed. In order to make students aware of all testing requirements at the beginning of the recruiting process, we encourage participating companies to add all testing information to job descriptions as early as possible.
5. Scheduling of Interviews and Tests
We expect every employer to take into consideration a student’s class schedule. Students should not be expected to miss classes for interviews or tests.
6. Reporting New Hire Data
When requested by Center for Work and Service staff, participating companies will supply information regarding students who have been hired to fill full-time, internship, or other related positions. Requested information may include but is not limited to the student’s name, her title and division or unit within the organization, the geographic location of the position, the employment start date, and the compensation.
The Center for Work and Service will not tolerate discrimination in any form. Any acts of discrimination by representatives will be reported to the hiring company or organization.
8. Job and Internship Offers
Participating companies will not pressure students into accepting exploding offers. The Center for Work and Service defines exploding offers as those that require a student to reply within an unusually short period of time (usually a day) or face having the offer rescinded. Wellesley College further sets the following guidelines:
- Seniors: Students who receive an offer for a full-time position during the fall semester have until the end of the first week of December to respond with a decision. Students who receive an offer for a full-time position during the spring semester have until the end of the third week of April to respond with a decision.
- Juniors: Students who receive a summer internship offer have up to one month from the date of offer to respond with a decision.
- Sophomores: Students who receive a wintersession or summer internship offer have up to one month from the date of offer to respond with a decision.
Special Guidelines For Third-Party Recruiters
Employment agencies and search firms may list openings on MyCWS for a fee and identify themselves as third-party recruiters in the employer registration process. However, employment agencies and search firms may not recruit on campus. Exceptions will be made only for teaching agencies. All employment agencies and search firms must:
- Provide information on the identity of the employer being represented and the nature of the relationship between the agency and the employer. The agency must permit the Center for Work and Service to verify this information by contacting the company being represented. If the Center for Work and Service has an existing relationship with the client, we will inform the third-party agency and decline to post the position.
- Provide position descriptions for valid openings.
- Agree to release candidate information only with the written permission of the employment candidate, and only to the identified employer.
- Represent and follow all federal and state employment laws.