Forced to Hire Someone For Reasons Other Than Job Qualifications: Recent Poll Indicates This Is A Common Issue
Have you ever been asked to hire someone who really wasn’t qualified?
Which of the following do you think was most frequently mentioned as the cause of such a hire: nepotism, cronyism, race/ethnicity/gender?
A poll of over 500 HR managers by hr.blr.com gives some answers to this question.
The poll found the following results:
- 34 percent said cronyism
- 21 percent cited nepotism
- 15 percent said race, ethnicity, or gender
- 11 percent reported that the boss liked her for more than her job skills
- Another 18 percent said other.