Employer Resources

To help address the many common recruitment concerns of our employer partners, Career Services has compiled this list of helpful resources on recruitment trends, internship best practices, and student preferences. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact us at careers@simpson.edu or 515-961-1667 for assistance.

National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles of Professional Practice: NACE, the nation’s leading professional organization for college recruitment and career services professionals, provides these guidelines for employers participating in recruitment on college campuses.

NACE Knowledge Center: NACE hosts this online “knowledge center” containing articles on a vast array of topics (e.g. college recruiting, best practices, internship programs). Please note: some articles are only available to NACE members.

2011 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey (Executive Summary): Brief summary of the major findings of NACE’s 2011 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey, highlighting college recruiting trends.

The Class of 2011 Student Survey Report (Executive Summary): Brief summary of the major findings of NACE’s Class of 2011 Student Survey, measuring student workplace preferences, job search methods, and more.

2012 Internship & Co-op Survey (Executive Summary): Brief summary of the major findings of NACE’s 2012 Internship & Co-op Survey, highlighting internship recruitment, compensation, full-time conversion, and other trends.

Internship Programs Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (Fact Sheet): Provides FLSA guidelines to employers offering unpaid internships.

Starting & Maintaining a Quality Internship Program: Comprehensive internship guide for employers written by Michael True, Internship Center Director at Messiah College and well-respected leading expert on internships.

Tips for Providing References: Brief list of pointers from NACE for employers, career services professionals, and other reference providers on giving professional references.