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Rescinding or Deferring Employment

Employers challenged with the decision to rescind or defer employment are asked to carefully review the guidelines and follow the NACE recommendations in the Position Statement on Rescinded and Deferred Employment Offers in January 2010.

The NACE guidelines urge employers to adopt a two-part approach to employment offers under consideration for revocation. The first emphasizes the need for a commitment to high standards in recruiting. The second offers a reasoned approach to dealing with rescinded and deferred offers.

NACE recommends that employers who must revoke a commitment to do everything possible to avoid rescinding offers, to consider alternatives that do not require rescinding employment offers. These may include changes in job responsibilities, salary reduction and/or reduced workweeks, changes in job locale, delayed starting dates, and other reasonable options.

For candidates whose start dates are deferred:

  • Provide services to aid the candidates in securing other employment.
  • Provide financial assistance if the deferral will be longer than three months.
  • Communicate to candidates as soon as possible.
  • Contact the Career Center.

Stay in communication with candidates and the Career Center regarding start dates.

The Career Development staff expects all employers to treat candidates in an ethical manner. We reserve the right to deny access to on-campus recruiting to any employers who we determine have not conducted their recruiting efforts ethically.