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Employer Recruitment Policies

Policies Regarding Employer Practices
The Career Development Center at Rutgers University-Newark maximizes employment and internship opportunities for its students by offering a range of services to facilitate recruitment of prospective candidates. The Career Development Center requires that any recruiting organization or individual utilizing services, must abide by all applicable federal, state, and local employment laws, including Equal Employment Opportunity laws, Rutgers University rules and regulations, and the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Ethical Professional Practice.

All recruiting organizations or individuals are expected to accurately describe their organizations, positions and position requirements when posting their information through the Career Development Center or when representing their firms and opportunities at any campus recruiting events. Companies and/or job postings requiring donations, application and/or background check fees, fundraising, investments, payment for training, or payment to participate, or offering items or services for sale, will not be provided recruitment services.

We reserve the right to refuse service to employers at the discretion of the Career Development Center staff due to any objectionable activities, including, but not limited to:

  • requiring personal information at the time of application, such as bank and social security numbers;
  • misrepresentation, whether defined by dishonest information or absence of information;
  • fraud;
  • harassment of students, alumni, or staff;
  • breach of confidentiality as required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA);
  • failure to adhere to Career Development Center employer guidelines;
  • any violation of Rutgers University rules and regulations;
  • any violation of local, state, or federal laws.

Commission-Only Employment
Positions that include commission-based compensation must fully disclose the compensation structure in any job posting, and will be provided additional recruiting services on a case-by-case basis.

Multi-Level or Network Marketing Organizations and Franchise/Business Opportunities are eligible to participate in employer services on a case-by-case basis. Such organizations are those that engage in one or more of the following practices:

  • Sponsors an individual in setting up his/her own business for the purpose of selling products or services and/or recruiting other individuals to set up their own business (Direct Sales Organizations).
  • Requires an initial investment from individuals with the organization itself serving as an umbrella or parent corporation. The initial investment may be, but is not limited to, direct payment of a fixed fee, payment to attend an orientation or training session, and/or purchase of a starter kit.
  • Compensates in the form of straight commission, fees from others under their sponsorship in the organization, and/or a percentage of sales generated by others, but not limited to, the candidate’s name, employer, and salary).

Third-Party Recruiters
The Career Development Center defines third-party recruiters as agencies, organizations, or individuals recruiting candidates for temporary, part-time, or full-time employment opportunities for other organizations rather than for internal positions. Third-party recruiters may utilize the Career Development Center's posting system, participate in on-campus recruiting and attend select career fairs. They will be required to verify in advance whether they are recruiting for their own organizations or for their clients. Third-party firms who are recruiting for positions within their own organizations must clearly differentiate those opportunities from their client engagements. The Career Development Center will not provide services to organizations wishing to promote their job board or website. Positions posted through the Career Development Center by third-party employers must be individual, specific, and for an active opportunity.

Third-party recruiters representing client organizations must:

  • Verify that they charge no fees of any kind to student or alumni applicants;
  • Identify themselves as a third-party recruiter in their employer profile and all client job announcements;
  • Provide to the Career Development Center in advance a list of the employer clients for whom they are recruiting, and, if requested after review, provide a copy of the retainer(s) signed by their employer client(s) authorizing them to act as their sole campus representatives;
  • Provide accurate position descriptions and include specific client names in all jobs posted through the Career Development Center;
  • Only release candidate information provided to the identified employer in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Re-disclosure of candidate information to any other parties is not permitted.

Home-Based Businesses
These organizations are ineligible to participate in any of the Career Development Center's employer services.


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