Discuss effects of promoting employees in the workplace based on Seniority vs Merit – limited labour force context.

The effects of promoting employees in the workplace based on Seniority vs Merit – limited labour force context.

Issue: Human capital is placed in positions based on their length of service resulting in individuals assuming roles that are not correlated to their level of competence, expertise and capacity to function effectively.

The purpose of the research: To determine whether the strategies for recruitment and assignment of human capital in keys positions are effective and that the individuals are adequately assessed to determine suitability and appropriateness for the roles.

Review
It of great benefit to employers to train its recruitment personnel on the concepts of finding the right person for the right role to avoid errors in selection, (Weinstein, 2012). It is important for management to cut through the hiring noise and biases to identify the best suited persons for the job. Increasingly, organizations are realizing the importance of data analytics i.e. collecting necessary information to make informed decisions about the right persons for the right role, (de Romre, et al., 2016).