Seniority NOT merit should be the criteria for promotion


  • Learning curve: gets practical knowledge of the work
  • Helps in creating lower rung of leaders
  • Promotion on the basis of Seniority leaves no scope for corruption or favouritism
  • Provides an incentive for long term commitment to organisation
  • Avoids disputes amongst the employee regarding promotion


  • Efficiency and talent should be rewarded
  • Promotes complacency
  • When merit is taken into consideration, employees try to get the latest knowledge and upgrade their skills

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