Ethics in Hiring

A Faculty Guide to Ethical and Legal Standards in Student Hiring

Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)


"Students aren’t the only one interested in their success; their accomplishments are also very important to the college. Staff members in career services, admissions, development, alumni relations, and you, the faculty, have a direct investment in their achievement. The role you play in the employment process complements the role played by career services. Occasionally, however, helping students in their job searches can result in unanticipated illegal or unethical actions.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the leading source of information on the employment of the college educated and an organization to which a great number of academic and hiring organizations belong, provides a set of ethical standards for guiding the job-search process. Titled Principles for Professional Practice for Career Services & Employment Professionals, these standards are based on notions of fairness, equal opportunity, truthfulness, non-injury, confidentiality, and lawfulness."  

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These guidelines for college faculty outline ethical standards for faculty involvement in recruitment of college students.

As a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), Mercer’s Office of Career Management adheres to the NACE ethical standards in recruiting and holds recruiting employers to ethical standards as well.