Offer Types & Student Reneges
Exploding offers (offers that are withdrawn if not accepted quickly) do not give candidates an appropriate amount of time to accept or decline, putting pressure on students to make a rushed decision. Employers are strongly discouraged from making offers with timing-based consequences such as diminishing bonuses, rescission of offer if not accepted, or reduced options for location preferences.
Most positions are offered on an “at will” basis. However, if conditions change and require the employing organization to revoke its commitment, we advise employers to notify students of a rescinded offer immediately. The employer should consider a course of action for the affected candidate that is fair and equitable. This is in accordance with the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
This document provides additional recommendations, legal considerations, and ethical considerations for employers.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln strongly discourages students from reneging on internship/job offers and makes efforts to educate students about the implications of taking this step. If a student reneges on an offer with your organization, please contact us immediately.