Third-Party Recruiters, Staffing Agencies and Other Categorized Employment
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 can include employment agencies, search firms, contract employers and resume referral services.
Third-party recruiters and internship and job placement organizations that charge fees to students will not be permitted access to the services of the Hiatt Career Center. Positions will be approved if the organization they are recruited for is provided. Hiatt follows the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) policies on third-party recruiters.
About Third-Party Employers
Though third-party employers (staffing agencies or head hunters) that charge fees to students will not be permitted to recruit on campus, students still have the ability to utilize their services on their own. Some students have had success with staffing agencies to gain experience or to pick up temporary work. Overall, it is important to be a wise consumer, ask questions and do your research about the organization you are looking to work with.
Working from the convenience of your own home is becoming common as an alternative to an office environment. Some companies even offer employees the opportunity to work entirely from home.
While there are many legitimate opportunities to work from home, there are also many fraudulent "work from home" opportunities. Ads promote many different work-at-home jobs and businesses, but often the message is the same: they promise you’ll earn a great living from home, even in your spare time.
Learn more about the benefits and drawbacks of home-based employment:
Contract employment, often called "gig" or "freelance" employment, involves hiring a person for a specific job under particular terms for a fixed period of time.
A contract employee is not considered a permanent employee and is often not eligible for benefits such as health care, retirement and sometimes even workplace protections and accommodations available to permanent employees.
The employment contract summarizes the services to be provided, any reporting requirements, confidentiality clauses, payment terms, treatment of intellectual property, employment terms and termination clauses. It is typically accompanied by a statement of work that clearly describes what is to be done, how, when and to what quality standards.
Learn more about the benefits and drawbacks of contract employment:
- Why It's Good to Be a Contract Employee
- 4 Items to Review in Your Employment Contract
- The Ultimate Guide to Freelancing in College
Multi-Level Marketing Employers
A multi-level marketing (MLM) company sells its products primarily to consumers. Most MLMs say you can make money two ways:
- Selling the products yourself to customers who are not involved in the MLM.
- Recruiting new distributors and earning commissions based on what they buy and their sales to customers.
Your recruits, the people they recruit, and so on, become your sales network, or "downline." MLM employers are different from "pyramid schemes" when they pay you based on your sales to customers, without pressuring you to recruit new distributors. As with any company, do your research about the company and the role before applying, interviewing or accepting a position.
Learn more about benefits and drawbacks of MLM employment:
- What Is Multilevel Marketing?
- What to Know Before Getting Involved in an MLM
- Multi-Level Marketing Businesses and Pyramid Schemes
Hiatt is committed and open to all types of companies and does not censor access to legitimately operating companies.