At the end of chapter 5 of this book: Managing Human Resources. (17th ed) Snell, S., Morris, S., & Bohlander, G. (2016)
You will find the following case study (Homegrown Talent: Mary Barra Rises to GM’s Top Post)
Read the case and answer the questions:
1 Because Mary Barra’s father also worked at general Motors, was her hiring an example of nepotism? If you were a business owner, would you want to hire relatives of your employees? What would the pros and cons of doing so be?
2 What role did Mary Barra play in advancing her career? What role did GM play in “growing” her career?