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The application of multi-criteria decision analysis methods into talent identification process: a social psychological perspective

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This case study offers a new insight into application of multiple-criteria decision-making methods (MCDM) to social identity issues in the context of talent management. This study used MCDM to help a high-tech company to identify potential talents in its sale and marketing team (n=54). MCDM adjusted subjective information consisted of intangible organisational political issues into a transparent, objective benchmark. The transparency and consistency of this evaluation process reduced potential social identity disruption between individuals or groups. Furthermore, the involvement of multiple decision-makers (both managers and employees) in the talent identification procedure enhanced employees’ motivation for further development.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Business Research
Early online date6 Sep 2019
Publication statusEarly online - 6 Sep 2019


  • The application of multi-criteria decision analysis methods

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