19th July 2013 From India, Chennai
There is a ton of stuff about recruitment here on CiteHR already. Just use the Find Information box at the top of every page. Members are posting information every day on this subject.
I have posted many times on this subject also.
Basicallly, if you want the right candidate for the job, you only need 6 things:
1. A proper position description which sets out the requirements of the job
2. A person specification setting out what the successful candidate needs to perform the job
3. A rigorous selection process based on the PD and PS, to choose the top 4 candidates to interview
4. A targeted interview questionnaire based on the PD and PS, to ensure the candidates can do the job and can integrate into the company - no stupid, irrelevant questions that have nothing to do with the actual job
5. Well trained interviewer/s
6. A rigorous reference checking process
Place well worded advertisements or work with a trusted employment agency who will source the RIGHT type of candidates for interview.
That's all there is to it. No need to complicate the process. Remember the KISS principle.
21st July 2013 From Australia, Melbourne
What do you do and why have you raised these questions? I have a feeling that you may be a student. As John in Oz has recommended, have you searched CiteHR. If not, I suggest that you kindly do that first. I searched the web using key words from your query about merit-cum-seniority that led me to an article published somewhere. However, the citation at the end of the article was from CiteHR.
So, please search, read digest the content and tell us what you found and understood. Then, we will correct any misunderstanding that you may have. I could say what I found; but that would be giving answer on-a-plate and would not help you to become an independent learner.
21st July 2013 From United Kingdom