At this year’s Seminar, our expert in OR and school alumna, Ana Wemans, will deliver a presentation on the optimization of staff rosters based on their preferences.
This manner of designing work rosters is one way to attract and retain staff, a pressing matter nowadays faced by the public transport sector.
One effective approach to address this challenge is by giving staff the opportunity to enhance their work-life balance. This can be achieved by allowing employees to communicate their preferences regarding working hours, days off, and other factors. Operators can then use algorithmic support to generate rosters that cover all work requirements while satisfying individual preferences as much as possible, ensuring fairness and optimization in the process.