Team member selecting based on AHP and TOPSIS grey


  • Jurgita Antucheviciene Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
  • Sarfaraz Hashemkhani Zolfani Shomal University



human resource management, personnel selection, group member selecting, AHP, TOPSIS grey, rock bands


Selecting a person as a new personnel or member of any group is a critical issue in human resource management. In general personnel selection is a big challenge in all types of companies, organizations and communities. Groups are parts and creators of each community. A team as a group should work in the best form to attain their goals. This issue was illustrated with a case study about rock band and importance of a member for a group was shown in the current research.

The current paper has considered presenting a model based on hybrid multiple criteria decision making (MCDM) methods as a framework for this challenge of personnel selection. Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) and the Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution with Grey Relations (TOPSIS grey) are applied for this aim. AHP is used for identifying the importance of each criterion when selecting a group member. TOPSIS grey is applied for ranking of alternatives, i.e. particular personnel, characterized by a set of criteria that are determined by grey relations and expressed in intervals.

A case study about process of selecting a new drummer for a rock band is presented to demonstrate the applicability and the effectiveness of the proposed model. Criteria as technical ability, ability of accommodation to band and genre, discipline, ability to work with band (teamwork), general issues like age, behavior, ideology and etc., ability of composing and motivation are prioritized from the most important to the least important, respectively, based on AHP results. Four potential candidates are considered. One of them is selected as the best drummer for the band among four applicants based on TOPSIS grey results.

The presented hybrid multiple criteria decision making helps to perform personnel selection effectively and objectively when multiple criteria are evaluated simultaneously. The first part of the proposed methodology, i.e. AHP is useful for determining the importance of each criterion and calculating weight of each criterion, while the second part with TOPSIS grey is useful for evaluating alternatives more precisely than usual crisp TOPSIS. The results of the case study show that this method can be implemented as an effective decision aid to improve human resources management in various areas of economic activities.

Author Biographies

Jurgita Antucheviciene, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Faculty of Civil Engineering

Sarfaraz Hashemkhani Zolfani, Shomal University

Department of Industrial Engineering

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