Generally, large organisations have dedicated human resources management teams and comprehensive human resources management policies and procedures to support equitable selection, recruitment and promotion. However, often due to the size of large organisations, cronyism creeps in. The freedom given to senior and middle management in recruiting is the lead cause of cronyism. Managers will not consider diversity and equality when in urgent need of human resources and will avoid procedures for convenience. Hence, the associate or associate of another associate is recruited - often with minimal or no relevant capabilities. Favour for a favour is also a problem for equitable recruiting.
Organisations must establish, implement and maintain auditable policies and procedures that force equal opportunity. The policies and procedures must focus on selection, recruitment and promotion. There must be no scope to bypass the organisation's recruitment procedures.