Ompare & Contrast Advantages/Disadvantages of Common Merit Date vs. Anniversary Date for Annual Merit Increases

Compare and contrast the advantages/disadvantages of a Common Merit Date vs an Anniversary Date for annual merit increases. Which method might be preferable as an employee receiving an increase and then as a manager administering merit reviews? Explain the preferences.

Please use Chapters 11, 12, and 13 as references from text of:
Henderson, Richard I. Compensation Management in a Knowledge-Based World, (Prentice-Hall).