Nepotism is the practice among those with power or influence of favoring relatives, friends, or associates, especially by giving them jobs even when they don't deserve it. Nepotism has many disadvantages in the society. It causes people to feel cheated and neglected. It reduces organizational performance and worsens work culture with under skilled employees and management no longer judging employees solely on merit. Nepotism in the workplace also ruins the relationship and trust between staff and leaders, as well as the relationship between staff and favored employees. This can prevent an open work environment, making staff unwilling to collaborate with one another which brings down the business.
If you look carefully nepotism also has its advantages. One of which is building a family legacy. Private organizations will prefer to hire family members to build a family legacy. Nepotism in this case reduces hiring costs and increased retention time. People consider costs when hiring famly, having family members or relatives as employees, reducing an employer's recruiting costs.
These advantages bring me to my question: Can nepotism really be avoided? Let’s be honest if you should see your family member in need of a job and someone else in trouble who will you pick?
Family is very precious to many people in the society and people will all try their best to make family happy. Will you really pick a stranger and leave your family jobless? Some people will consider it as brutality, others will consider it as not being partial. What will you consider it as?