Personnel Selection in a Competitive Environment

Marilyn Bello, Rafael Bello, María M. García-Lorenzo, Ann Nowe


The personnel selection problem is a classical decision making problem. It refers to the process of choosing candidates who match, possibly to some degree, the qualifications required to perform a certain job. Personnel selection is an important activity for organizations and usually the outcome of a personnel selection method is an overall ranking of the candidates. This paper introduces two new results. First, we propose an alternative approach to the personnel selection problem in which the interaction of two competing decision makers (employers), who must select two subsets of persons from a common list of candidates, is considered. Second, given the rankings of the candidates for each employer, a method based on the game theory is presented to solve this problem.



Personnel selection, decision making, game theory.

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