### Abstract

We consider a natural variation of the standard secretary problem: N groups of applicants are to be interviewed sequentially (in groups) by a manager and the manager wants to find a strategy which maximizes the probability of selecting the best applicant. We use the usual backward induction method to find the optimal strategy, which can be easily described and is a natural extension of the solution for the standard secretary problem.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 639-646 |

Number of pages | 8 |

Journal | Statistica Sinica |

Volume | 10 |

Issue number | 2 |

Publication status | Published - 2000 Apr 1 |

### All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- Statistics and Probability
- Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty

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Hsiau, S-R., & Yang, J. R. (2000). A natural variation of the standard secretary problem.

*Statistica Sinica*,*10*(2), 639-646.