Ranking Employees based on their Career Orientation: Considering Protean and Boundaryless Career Attitudes

Seyed Reza Seyed Javadein, Elham Ebrahimi, Mohammad Reza Fathi


The decline of the traditional organizational career requires new ways of viewing career orientation. The constructs of protean and boundaryless are argued within the careers literature as the modern attitudes toward career orientation. The main purpose of this paper is to present an algorithm to identify and select employees based on their career orientation. In this regard first a common measure for assessing employees' protean and boundaryless career orientation is presented. Then, a multiple criteria decision making method is used in order to rank employees based on the implied criteria. Subjectivity and uncertainty of employee perceptions are considered through fuzzy concept. Implementing this algorithm in a real case (an Iranian company in the field of electric power and energy industry) verifies the applicability of the proposed framework.

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