Personnel selection using fuzzy axiomatic design principles


Overall competency of the working personnel is often observed to ultimately affect the productivity of an organization. The globalised competitive atmosphere coupled with technological improvements demands for efficient and specialized manpower for the industrial operations. A set of typical technological skills and attitudes is thus demanded for every job profile. Most often, these skills and attitudes are expressed imprecisely and hence, necessitating the support of fuzzy sets for their effective understanding and further processing. In this paper, a method based on fuzzy axiomatic design principles is applied for solving the personnel selection problems. Selecting a middle management staff of a service department for a large scale organization is demonstrated here as a real life example. Five shortlisted candidates are assessed with respect to a set of 18 evaluation criteria, and the selection committee with experts from the related fields also realizes the outcome of the adopted approach to be quite appropriate, befitting and in agreement with their expectations.

Keyword : axiomatic design principles, fuzzy set theory, information content, personnel selection, manufacturing organization, rank

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Chakraborty, S., & Khandekar, A. , V. (2016). Personnel selection using fuzzy axiomatic design principles. Business: Theory and Practice, 17(3), 251-260.
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Sep 29, 2016
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