MULTIMOORA-FG: A multi-objective decision making method for linguistic reasoning with an application to personnel selection

Alvydas Baležentis, Tomas Baležentis, Willem K M Brauers

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This paper aims to extend fuzzy MULTIMOORA with linguistic reasoning and group decision-making (MULTIMOORA-FG). The new method consists of the three parts, namely the fuzzy Ratio System, the fuzzy Utopian Reference Point, and the fuzzy Full Multiplicative Form offering a robust comparison of alternatives against multiple objectives. In addition, MULTIMOORA-FG is designed to deal with triangular fuzzy numbers which, in turn, can resemble linguistic variables. MULTIMOORA-FG is a proper instrument for linguistic reasoning under fuzzy environment. In our study an application of personnel selection illustrates the group decision-making procedure according to MULTIMOORA-FG. Given the uncertainties peculiar of personnel selection, the application of multi-objective decision making (MODM) is required in this area. Fuzzy MULTIMOORA enables to aggregate subjective assessments of the decision-makers and thus offer an opportunity to perform a more robust personnel selection. The committee decided to consider eight qualitative characteristics expressed in linguistic variables. A numerical example exhibited possibilities for improvement of human resources management or any other business decision-making by applying MULTIMOORA-FG.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-190
Number of pages18
JournalInformatica (Netherlands)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012



  • employment decisions
  • fuzzy number
  • human resources management
  • linguistic reasoning
  • multi-objective optimization
  • personnel management
  • personnel selection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Applied Mathematics

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