Advantages and Disadvantages of Promotion on Seniority and Merit basis

Advantages and Disadvantages of Promotion on Seniority and Merit basis

Promotion means the employees present position to higher position. This may be the result of either a successful application for an advertised vacancy or, where appropriate, personal promotion. The purposes and advantages of promotions are to: recognize employee’s performance and commitment and motivate him towards better performance.

Advantages of seniority and merit basis: Advantages of seniority and merit basis are as follows –

  • According to this process, both merits and seniority are considered so that competent and appropriate employees get a promotion.
  • It increaser eagerness among the employees.
  • As this is a combined process of merits and seniority it reduces dissatisfaction among employees.

Disadvantages of seniority and merit basis: Disadvantages of seniority and merit basis are as follows –

  • When seniority is same, there grows a tendency of discrimination with talent and competency.
  • It is a very complex process. So employees don’t understand it easily.
  • It is difficult to evaluate an employee for a very short period. So in most of the time, proper co-ordination may not be possible to do.

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