Balancing attainability, desirability and promotion steadiness in manpower planning systems

Komarudin, Marie Anne Guerry, Greet Vanden Berghe, Tim De Feyter

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A Markov manpower planning model with fixed internal transition probabilities, enables assessing the feasibility to attain the most desirable personnel structure. In case the desirable personnel structure is not attainable under control by recruitment, the internal personnel flows can be modified while not disrupting the career progression expectations. This paper introduces the promotion steadiness degree to quantify the personnel policy deviation from the career progression expectations. As a result, this paper focuses on a model that balances three criteria, that is, the desirability degree, the attainability degree and the promotion steadiness degree, formulated by fuzzy membership functions. A new set of instances is introduced, and the algorithms are evidenced in a set of experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2004-2014
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of the Operational Research Society
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015


  • Manpower planning
  • Markov model
  • control by promotion
  • control by recruitment
  • fuzzy sets


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