Staffing – Meaning, Definitions, Need, Factors, Process

Importance/Advantages of Staffing

In relation to importance of staffing Peter F. Drucker states, “Man, of all the resources available to man, can grow and develop.”
Looking at the role of human resources in organizational effectiveness and increasing competition in human resource market, more and more companies are strengthening their staffing function. The importance of staffing can be gauged in the following context:
1. It helps in discovering and obtaining competent personnel for various jobs.

2. It makes for higher performance by placing right persons on the right jobs.

3. It improves job satisfaction and morale of employees through objective assessment and fair compensation of their contributions.

4. Staffing through proper human resource policies and practices makes the task of managing people easy by properly selecting, training, paying and maintaining them.

5. It facilitates optimum utilization of human resources and in minimizing costs of manpower.

6. Staffing function makes necessary provisions and carries out needed activities to ensure an exact matching between job requirements and employees abilities (like qualities, skills, qualifications, attitudes and experience).

5. It ensures the continuity and growth of the organization through the development of managers.

7. It enables an organization to cope with the shortage of executive talent.

8. Staffing function positively affects every activity of an enterprise. All areas of business unit-production, marketing, finance, and HRM itself –operates effectively and efficiently.

9. Besides acquiring and developing, retaining the capable personnel in the organization is also an important activity of Staffing. Staffing does everything to ensure staff stability.

10. It provides information to management for the internal succession of managerial personnel in the event of an unanticipated turnover.

Staffing Process

It involves following steps:
1. Estimating Manpower Requirement
2. Recruitment, Selection and Placement
3. Training and Development of employees
4. Performance Appraisal of employees
5. Taking decisions relating to issues like promotion, transfer, demotion and so on.
6. Compensation
7. Separation through – retirement, termination, retrenchment or death.

All these steps are explained in detail in rest of the units.

Promotion, Transfer, Demotion

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Promotion, Transfer, Demotion

Types of Separation

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Types of Separation in HRM- Resignation, Retirement, Layoff, Retrenchment

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