Author: Ogden, Timothy
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Company Name: Hopwood Manufacturing Company
Number of pages: 5, 1, 2
Robert Harvey, a business professor at a small university in Iowa, arranged for Hopwood Manufacturing Company to come to the campus to interview his students for internship and management-in-training positions, only to learn that the recruiters, Dave Maggert and Wendy Blair, appeared to be more interested in the appearances of the candidates than their qualifications. Harvey must now decide what action to take in response to the recruiters’ discriminatory statements. This case may be used in organizational behavior, human resource management and general management courses as well as other courses addressing employment decisions, workplace diversity and ethical issues.