Employer Ethical Standards and Recruitment Practices

Academic Advising and Career Education (AACE)

To recruit students for employment or inform them of entrepreneurial opportunities, employers/individuals must abide by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Professional Practice and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidelines. In addition, employers/individuals must conform to the following Academic Advising and Career Education (AACE) recruiting standards:

  1. Employers/individuals will offer employment/entrepreneurial opportunities that pay a base salary equal to or greater than a minimum wage in compliance with city/county/state/federal labor laws and ordinances. This base salary must take the form of a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly wage, comprised of a set hourly, weekly, or monthly rate.
  2. Employers will not require an initial payment or investment.  The initial investment may include, but not be limited to: requirement to attend unpaid (or employee paid) orientation or training, direct payment of a fixed fee (such as an application fee), or purchase or rental of a starter kit, sales kit, or presentation supplies, as example.
  3. Employment/entrepreneurial opportunities will not be based on a "pyramid" or "multi-level" type networking structure requiring or encouraging the recruitment of others who recruit others, etc. to sell products or services.
  4. AACE does not currently accept postings from personal households (i.e. baby sitting, tutoring, house sitting).  You may be asked to provide a copy of your business license if there is any question.
  5. AACE may allow third party recruiting activities if the third party agent agrees to the NACE Principles for Professional Practice.  Some of the requirements include, but are not limited to:
    • Agency must reveal the identity of the employer(s) being represented and the nature of the relationship between the agent and the employer(s), and permit AACE to verify this information by contacting the client.  In return, AACE agrees not to solicit the agent's clients.
    • Agency must identify, in job posting, the name of the employer(s) being represented.
    • In accord with FERPA (the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), release candidate information only with the written permission of the candidate and only to the identified employer.

Definition:  In accordance with NACE, third-party recruiters are agencies, organizations, or individuals recruiting candidates for temporary, part-time, or full-time employment opportunities other than for their own needs.  This includes entities that refer or recruit for profit or not for profit, and it includes agencies that collect student information to be disclosed to employers for purposes of recruitment and employment.

For a complete policy definition, please see the Principles for Third Party Recruiters secion in the NACE Principles for Professional Practice. 

AACE reserves the right to change, modify, or add criteria to the above recruiting standards as needed.  Additional posting policies can be found on the Post Jobs and Internships page.  Questions should be directed to Sylvia Head, Employer Relations Coordinator, at sylvia.head@csueastbay.edu.