As a member of the National Association for Colleges and Employers (NACE), a national professional association for college career services offices and employers, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University follows NACE guidelines in working with third-party agencies as published in the Principles for Professional Conduct for Career Services and Employment Professionals.

We provide direct assistance to third-party agencies that meet the following criteria:

NACE defines third-party recruiters as follows: “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."

The above definition includes but is not limited to the following entities regardless of the fee structure used by the entity to charge for services.

  • Employment agencies/organizations that list positions for a number of client organizations and receive payment when a referred candidate is hired. The fee for listing a position is paid either by the firm listing the opening (fee paid) or by the candidate who is hired.
  • Search firms — organizations that contract with clients to find and screen qualified persons to fill specific positions. The fees for this service are paid by the clients.
  • Contract recruiters — organizations that contract with an employer to act as the employer’s agent in the recruiting and employment function.
  • Resume referral firms — commercial organizations that collect data on job seekers that is marketed to prospective employers. Fees may be paid by the employer, the job seeker or both.
  • Commercial job listing/resume collection web sites — it is not compatible with the mission of Embry-Riddle to promote businesses that collect candidate resumes for the purpose of marketing those to employers.

Third-party recruiters may request an exception in writing to the Executive Director.