Hiring

Finding the best candidate to fill one of your positions can be a time-consuming task, but well worth the effort you take in the long run. Good communication throughout the hiring process will help you hire someone who truly is a good fit for the job.

Nepotism

The WSU Student Employment program must adhere to MnSCU Policy 4.10.1, Nepotism.
 
The policy prohibits individuals from hiring and supervising members of the same family or household, defined as:
  • Employee’s spouse, child or stepchild
  • Ward of the employee or employee’s spouse
  • Parents of the employee or employee’s spouse
  • Brother or sister of the employee or employee’s spouse
  • Grandparent or grandchild of the employee or employee’s spouse
  • Nephew or niece of the employee or employee’s spouse
  • Brother-in-law or sister-in-law of the employee or employee’s spouse
  • Other members of the employee’s household whether or not related by blood or marriage

Advertising Your Job Openings

The WSU Student Employment program must adhere to MnSCU Policy 1B.1, Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination in Employment and Education. All supervisors must use methods to advertise positions in such a way as to provide all students the opportunity to see and apply for all positions open on campus.  
 
The Career Services Office provides a service where supervisors can post their job openings online and students may access a listing of on-campus openings at any given time. The program is called Student2Work. Students create an “EZLink” account with Career Services and can use the site to view on-campus and off-campus jobs, internships and full-time positions upon graduation.  
 
Using the site to post job openings is very easy. 
  1. Go to Career Services
  2. Click on the Faculty and Staff link
  3. Click on the “Student2Work Job Posting” link on the left-hand side, complete the online form and submit it electronically to Career Services 

Once your position has been filled, notify the Career Services Office (ext. 5878) to discontinue your advertisement.

Application Form

You may require that a student complete an application form so that you can acquire specific information to help make your hiring decision. This information can be used to compare applicants’ qualifications, experience, availability, etc. A sample application form (PDF) is provided. You should design the questions to best fit the job requirements unique to the position being advertised.

Interviewing

It benefits the supervisor and the potential employee to discuss the following during an interview:
  • Review student’s resume or job application
  • Discuss candidate’s past work/volunteer experience
  • Describe the job duties and expectations
  • Explain any experience or skills that are needed to perform the job
  • Discuss start date, work hours, pay rate, student’s schedule
  • Briefly talk about how training will be provided
  • Describe most important employment policies, e.g., confidentiality, dress code, etc.
  • Tell candidate the expected date by which a hiring decision will be made

It is highly recommended that the potential employee be required to submit a resume. This, along with the interview, provides a great experience for the student. A sample interview form (PDF) is provided.

Contact Us

Kathy Mahlke
Student Employment
Maxwell 206
507.457.5065
kmahlke@winona.edu