Title: Evaluation of the impact of strategic staff planning in a university using a MILP model

Authors: R. De La Torre; A. Lusa; M. Mateo

Addresses: Department of Management/ETSEIB, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Av. Diagonal 647, 7th Floor, 08028 Barcelona, Spain ' Department of Management/IOC/ETSEIB, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Av. Diagonal 647, 11th floor, 08028 Barcelona, Spain ' Department of Management/ETSEIB, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Av. Diagonal 647, 7th Floor, 08028 Barcelona, Spain

Abstract: A mathematical model for optimising the strategic staff planning in universities is used to analyse the impact of different personnel and academic policies on the strategic staff plan, considering a preferable staff composition. The personnel policies are evaluated allowing or not the dismissals of permanent workers; the ratio of internal promotion for workers and the personnel budget. The academic policies are tested through the impact of different demand trends. Addressing the specificities of the university, the optimisation model considers not only economic criteria, i.e., personnel costs, but also other factors related to the fulfilment of the required service level and the achievement of a preferable workforce composition. Several computational scenarios are used, based on real data from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain). The results show the adjustment to the preferable workforce composition through the available mechanisms (dismissals, hiring and internal promotions). [Received 12 June 2015; Revised 24 November 2015; Revised 24 July 2016; Accepted 7 December 2016]

Keywords: strategic staff planning; long-term staff planning; university; MILP.

DOI: 10.1504/EJIE.2017.084879

European Journal of Industrial Engineering, 2017 Vol.11 No.3, pp.328 - 352

Available online: 27 Jun 2017 *

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