IJIMT 2010 Vol.1(5): 511-515  ISSN: 2010-0248
DOI: 10.7763/IJIMT.2010.V1.89

Simple Additive Weighting approach to Personnel Selection problem

Alireza Afshari, Majid Mojahed and Rosnah Mohd Yusuff

Abstract—Selection of qualified personnel is a key success factor for an organization. The complexity and importance of the problem call for analytical methods rather than intuitive decisions. In literature, there are various methods regarding personnel selection. This paper considers a real application of personnel selection with using the opinion of expert by one of the decision making model, it is called SAW method. This paper has applied seven criteria that they are qualitative and positive for selecting the best one amongst five personnel and also ranking them. Finally the introduced method is used in a case study.

Index Terms—Multi Criteria Decision Making (MCDM), Personnel Selection, Simple Additive Weighting (SAW).

Ali Reza Afshari is with the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400, UPM, Serdang, Malaysia (corresponding author to provide phone: +60126992538; e-mail: afshari_2000@yahoo.com).
Majid Mojahed is with the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400, UPM, Serdang, Malaysia (e-mail: majid.mojahed@gmail.com).
Rosnah Mohd Yusuff is with the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400, UPM, Serdang, Malaysia (e-mail: rosnah@eng.upm.edu.my).

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Cite: Alireza Afshari, Majid Mojahed and Rosnah Mohd Yusuff, "Simple Additive Weighting approach to Personnel Selection problem," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 1, no. 5, pp. 511-515, 2010.

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