Scheduling part-time personnel with availability restrictions and preferences to maximize employee satisfaction

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Abstract

With the economy continually moving towards retail and services, the size of the part-time workforce is increasing constantly. In this paper, we consider the problem of scheduling a workforce consisting entirely of part-time workers. The part-time workers have availabilities, preferences for the shifts, and also a seniority level. We propose an integer programming model to maximize employee satisfaction and to meet the demand requirements for each shift. The model is tested on randomly generated instances. The results demonstrate the effectiveness of branch-and-cut methods in reducing computation time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1806-1813
Number of pages8
JournalMathematical and Computer Modelling
Volume48
Issue number11-12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008

Keywords

  • Employee satisfaction
  • Integer programming
  • Part-time worker scheduling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications

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