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Scheduling participants of Assessment Centres

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  • Lysgaard, Jens

    (Department of Business Studies, Aarhus School of Business)

  • Løber, Janni

    (Human Equity)

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    Assessment Centres are used as a tool for psychologists and coaches to ob- serve a number of dimensions in a person's behaviour and test his/her potential within a number of chosen focus areas. This is done in an intense course, with a number of di erent exercises which expose each participant's ability level in the chosen focus areas. The participants are observed by assessors with the purpose of gathering material for reaching a conclusion on each participant's personal pro le. We consider the particular case that arises at the company Human Equity (, where Assessment Centres usually last two days and involve 3-6 psychologists or trained coaches as assessors. An entire course is composed of a number of rounds, with each round having its individual duration. In each round, the participants are divided into a number of groups with prespeci ed pairing of group sizes and assessors. The scheduling problem amounts to determining the allocation of participants to groups in each round. We have developed a model and solution approach for this particular scheduling problem, which may be viewed as a rather extensive generalization of the Social Golfer Problem.

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    Paper provided by University of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Business, Department of Business Studies in its series CORAL Working Papers with number L-2008-01.

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    Length: 10 pages
    Date of creation: 06 Mar 2008
    Handle: RePEc:hhb:aarbls:2008-001
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    1. Opasanon, Sathaporn & Miller-Hooks, Elise, 2006. "Multicriteria adaptive paths in stochastic, time-varying networks," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 173(1), pages 72-91, August.
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