United States Patent   Patent Number: 5,164,897
Clark et al.  Date of Patent: Nov. 17, 1992
 AUTOMATED METHOD FOR SELECTING PERSONNEL MATCHED TO JOB CRITERIA
 Inventors: Neil M. Clark, St. Louis Park; Gerald C. Crow, Bloomington; Kent Mueller, Zumbrota; Michael Roloff, Burnsville; Scott Henkel, Bloomington; Allan W. Lehtinen, Plymouth, all of Minn.
 Assignee: Techpower, Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.
 Appl. No.: 369,650
 Filed: Jun. 21, 1989
 Int. CI.5 G06F 15/21
 U.S. CI 364/401
 Field of Search 364/401
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Primary Examiner—Dale M. Shaw
Assistant Examiner—David Huntley
Attorney, Agent, or Firm—Leone & Moffa
An automated method for selecting personnel which includes the step of selecting a first set of employees having qualifications matching a first job criteria from a first data file where the first data file includes a first plurality of records and each record includes a first job selection criteria, such as job titles, and a corresponding employee code. A second step comprises selecting a second plurality of employees having qualifications matching a second job criteria from a second data file which includes a second plurality of records wherein each record includes a second job selection criteria, such as industrial experience, and a corresponding employee code. In the preferred embodiment, a third selection is made from yet a third data file including records having a third job selection criteria, such as special skills, with a corresponding employee code. This results in three groups of selected records. The method of the invention then requires selecting the records of those personnel whose employee codes occur at least once in each of the three employee sets.
3 Claims, 21 Drawing Sheets