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For Faculty and Staff

Legal and ethical issues in Recruiting

Faculty and staff sometimes receive employment opportunity information and are asked to relay the information to students or identify candidates. Requests for student referrals or for names of excellent students may seem harmless, but there are potential legal and ethical pitfalls.

For more information, please read A Faculty Guide to Ethical and Legal Standards in Student Hiring and Tips for Providing References, published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

To help meet our legal and ethical responsibilities and to maintain a fair and equitable recruiting process, CyHire is designated as the job and internship posting site for all students at Iowa State University. Employer instructions can be found here and all requests to post or relay opportunities should be forwarded to Design Career Services. Use of CyHire also ensures employers using university resources to recruit are committed to following Iowa State University’s Discrimination and Harassment Policy.