Most people know nepotism to be Negative and that is wrong. There are multiple ways a qualified person can get a job, even through nepotism! Some so many qualified people are jobless, they didn't do anything wrong but yet they don't have a job. At times like that, having connections would be your best bet. Instances like these are the benefits of nepotism, not favouring, not unfairness, but Nepotism.
According to the Oxford Dictionary, Nepotism is the practice among those with power or influence of favouring relatives, friends, or associates, especially by giving them jobs. Nepotism can take place in aspects like; business, politics, academia, entertainment, sports, religion, and other activities.
Let's talk about nepotism in the workplace- If a staff in a high position or a boss hires someone he/she has a personal relationship with, some factors need to be considered:
Is the person being hired qualified for the job?
Were they qualified job applicants that were ignored because he/she had someone in mind?
Questions like these determine whether the nepotism taken place was positive or negative. It is natural to help family members out so giving a family member a job shouldn't be considered wrong, should it?
We may not all know, but nepotism is legal. Although it has lots of downsides, it could also help some deserving people. Do you think nepotism should be legal and why?
Nepotism also takes place in entertainment. This can be seen with actors and singers when their friends or family get into show business because of their relationship with that celebrity. This happens all the time but no one calls it nepotism, meanwhile it is. For instance, Will Smith. He is a father of three children, and all of those three are celebrities. this isn't a bad thing but it is also nepotism. This is because they got their fame because of their father. If their dad was a regular person, there would be less of a chance that all three of his children will be where they are now.
What we call nepotism is what some others call "bringing others up" or "helping a friend out" and sometimes, they are actually being done positively and with good intentions only and it still is nepotism.
With all these being said and all my points considered, I hope you now believe nepotism can be positive.
Do you think nepotism should be completely legal? Please share your opinions