According to one of the tenents of a company:Meritocracy
We value the accountability and reward those teams or team members who continually improve their capability and contribution. We believe our continued success lies in the teamwork and opportunity each member has to learn, develop and grow. We hire and promote based on performance, capability and qualifications as key criteria.
99.99% of the time that two candidates did not tie on metrics and key criterias. If you are the boss you will also need to consider the behavior of your candidates and the impact of promoting the chosen candidate to its co-workers. Doing the old fashioned Filipino palakasan and padrino should not be applied in multi-national contact centers.