Nepotism in the workplace Discussion

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Research papers should include the following:

The topic: NEPOTISM

•Choose a problem or condition that concerns you about your choice of career field or industry (for example, safety on a job, unfair treatment of people, etc.). I chose NEPOTISM in the workplace as my topic/problem or condition

The problem:

•What is the specific condition or problem that exists in this industry?

•Who is affected by this condition / problem? How are they affected?

•Pick at least one contributing factor that you think accounts for this condition / problem



•Pick 5 sources minimum

–journal articles, encyclopedias, books on your topic, periodicals,and popular magazines. The sources you use should be

of a sociological nature. No Wikipedia or internet sources! You may use the internet as a vehicle to access articles through online libraries and magazine articles online, but (no blogs, .com, .orgs, or .edu sources)

•Pick sources that agree and disagree with your perspective.

Your argument:

•Justify your perspective as well as share opposing viewpoints.Conclusion and recommendations:

•Draw conclusions from your sources.

•What are some specific actions or remedies to alleviate this condition / problem?

Research Paper requirements:

Use APA style format

3-5 pages in length

Double spaced

Times New Roman

Font size 12

1 inch margins (top and bottom) and 1.25 inch margins (left and right)

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Nepotism is hiring or promoting an individual in the workplace with the basis of
family or friendship relations which is a form of favoritism thus demeaning integrity
(Padgett, Padgett & Morris, 2015).The hiring of family members in some companies is
prohibited even if they qualify for the job in order to deal with nepotism. In some
situations such as family business, nepotism is actually allowed because trust and
integrity is paramount. All in all hiring friends and family might stir up some relationship
issues among the staff in the company involved. Some of these family members might
not be fully equipped with the skills needed in the workplace.

On the other end,

sometimes hiring a family member or a friend is socially accepted. This only happens
when the business is owned and run by family or friends. Nevertheless, everyone who is
allowed to work in a certain position should be qualified in order to maintain ethics in an
organization. In the workplace, nepotism has an effect on the organization culture,
jobless, family members, employers as well as the staff who are employed.
Nepotism has an effect on the qualified but jobless individuals. Some employers
tend to hire their employees based on nepotism. Every time there is a job vacancy, the
employer informs their parents, colleagues, friends, relatives or people from their
extended family for hiring (Shipton, 2010). This type of favoritism is done regardless of
skills, qualification or job experience. Many young people tend to be jobless because of
this kind of behavior. The rich and powerful families are given priority in jobs by their

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