In the past 5 years since certain management has changed, things have turned for the worst. It is a toxic environment, and management is not to be trusted. Most people are unqualified to be doing their roles. It appears they hire just about anyone. Lots of favouritism occurs.
Referrals are based on nepotism of employees, or to individuals who's families donate money to the organization, it is not based on risk, need, or priority.
Many employees are looking for jobs else where, and there is a quick overturn.