A list-scheduling heuristic for the short-term planning of assessment centers

Zimmermann, Adrian; Trautmann, Norbert (2018). A list-scheduling heuristic for the short-term planning of assessment centers. Journal of scheduling, 21(2), pp. 131-142. Springer US; http://www.springer-ny.com 10.1007/s10951-017-0521-5

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Many companies operate assessment centers to help them select candidates for open job positions. During the assessment process, each candidate performs a set of tasks, and the candidates are evaluated by some so-called assessors. Additional constraints such as preparation and evaluation times, actors’ participation in tasks, no-go relationships, and prescribed time windows for lunch breaks contribute to the complexity of planning such assessment processes. We propose a multi-pass list-scheduling heuristic for this novel planning problem; to this end, we develop novel procedures for devising appropriate scheduling lists and for generating a feasible schedule. The computational results for a set of example problems that represent or are derived from real cases indicate that the heuristic generates optimal or near-optimal schedules within relatively short CPU times.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Financial Management > Professorship for Quantitative Methods in Business Administration

UniBE Contributor:

Zimmermann, Adrian and Trautmann, Norbert

Subjects:

600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations

ISSN:

1094-6136

Publisher:

Springer US; http://www.springer-ny.com

Language:

English

Submitter:

Larissa Notz

Date Deposited:

12 Jul 2017 13:07

Last Modified:

22 Aug 2018 08:55

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s10951-017-0521-5

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.99626

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/99626

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