Potential Conflicts with Nepotism
Hiring Friends and Family Members
We frequently turn to our networks to fill positions. But personal relationships can create conflicts of interest. Hiring managers need to take special steps when a friend or family member is among the candidates. How do you support them without having loyalties called into question?
In this microlesson, we demonstrate how hiring managers need to take unique steps when a friend or family member is among the candidates to hire. Conflict of interest situations can look bad to others. It’s important to have a fair process for everyone. We provide best practices to navigate these situations so that everyone gets a fair chance.
- Why it’s important to let stakeholders and HR know about suggesting to hire a friend or family member for a position.
- Allowing others to evaluate or interview the friend or relative, even if they help to evaluate other candidates.
- How to give others visibility into the hiring process so they can see how a decision is made.