Things to keep in mind when supervising student employees:
- Remember they are students first
- Establish a work schedule
- Be as flexible as possible when considering schedules and requests for changes
- If you need to make schedule changes, give as much notice as possible
- You do not have to grant requests for changes in work schedule
If things are not working out:
- Communicate with the employee verbally
- Explain what the problem or difficulty is
- Discuss together what can be done to correct it
- Indicate what the consequences could be if the problem is not corrected (ex. different assignment, loss of responsibilities, change in schedule, reduction in hours, etc.)
- Further discussions, leading to possible termination
If problem persists:
- Contact the Career Center staff- We are here to help you and the student to see what can and/or should be done to rectify the situation.
- Move to written warning
- Define what the problem has been
- Explain what has been done to communicate the situation to the student
- Prepare a written performance development plan
- State your expectations for resolving the problem
- Be specific regarding what improvements need to be made
- Include reasonable time lines for follow through
- Indicate clearly what the consequences will be if not corrected
- Have student and supervisor sign and date the document
Dismissing a student worker:
- Contact the Student Employment Coordinator for instructions on how to proceed prior to taking action.
Equal Employment, Affirmative Action and Diversity Question:
- Contact TCNJ Director of Equal Employment, Affirmative Action and Diversity X3139.
Student Behavioral concerns:
Many student employees spend more concentrated time at their jobs than they do any where other than their residence. Should you observe significant changes in a student behavior, visit the Student of Concern website for information on how you can assist the student.