The successful recruitment of Co-operative Education students depends upon the collective activities of three parties:
- the interested employer,
- the co-op student, and
- Bishop’s University.
All participants must adhere to Provincial and Federal legislation in their recruitment and employment practices.
The following recruitment ethics are taken from the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE). CAFCE provides additional guidelines concerning recruiting ethics that support the development of a mutually beneficial and fair process for all concerned. For more information, please visit: www.cafce.ca
- Provide accurate job posting information including salary and location.
- Provide reasonable notice of candidates to be interviewed and of interview cancellations.
- Respect an institution’s schedule regarding job postings, interview arrangements, job offers, etc., and heed the Co-operative education policies and procedures of an institution.
- Not discuss job offers or rankings with candidates before, during, or following an interview.
- Not seek a candidate’s assessment of another candidate.
- Not make multiple job rankings or offers unless prepared to accept multiple candidates.
- Honour all matches, and not rescind offers of employment.
- Confirm all job offers in writing.
- Not translate a Co-op assignment into a full-time position encouraging a student to settle for less education.
- Abide by the Co-op policies of their institution.
- Ensure that employers have accurate information regarding their qualifications.
- Notify the Co-op office, well in advance, if interviews must be rescheduled or cancelled.
- Not discuss or mislead employers about their ranking or job acceptance intentions, and not provide information to employers on other students or employers.
- Honour their acceptance of employment as a contractual agreement with the employer.
- Inform students, employers, and other interested parties of institutional policies and procedures.
- Provide equal services to all students and employers.
- Accommodate employers’ reasonable requests for job postings, interview space, and presentation facilities.
- Provide students with accurate information on all recruiting employers.
- Notify the employer of any hiring limitations prior to them conducting interviews.
- Notify employers of any students who, after being hired, are not academically eligible to continue in their program.