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Staffing Function of Management

Updated on October 31, 2014
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Here is bread, which strengthens man's heart, and therefore is called the staff of Life.

Staffing in Management

Staffing is that part of the process of management which is concerned with acquiring, developing, employing, appraising, renumerating and retaining people so that right type of people are available at right positions and at right time in the organisation. In the simplest terms, staffing in management is ‘putting people to jobs’.

Staffing Definition

"Staffing is the function by which managers build an organisation through the recruitment, selection, and development of individuals as capable employees"

- McFarland

Importance of Staffing

  • Filling the Organisational positions
  • Developing competencies to challenges
  • Retaining personnel - professionalism
  • Optimum utilisation of the human resources

Staffing Process

  1. Analyzing Manpower requirements: It is making an analysis of work and estimating the manpower requirement to accomplish the same.
  2. Recruitment: It is identifying and attracting capable applicants for employment. it ends with the submission of applications by the aspirants.
  3. Selection: It is choosing the fit candidates from the applications received in the process of recruitment.
  4. Placement: This may be on probation and on successfully completion of the same the candidate may be offered permanent employment.
  5. Training and Development: It is concerned with imparting and developing specific skills for a particular purpose.
  6. Performance Appraisal: Systematic evaluation of personnel by superiors or others familiar with their performance so as to rank employees to ascertain their eligibilty for promotions.

Difference between Recruitment and Selection

  • Attracting maximum number of applicants so as to have more options is Recruitment and whereas Selection is picking the best among them.
  • Recruitment is known as a positive process as it contain only the process of creating the application pool. Selection process include rejection and fewer candidates are selected or sometimes even not a single candidate is selected.
  • For the process of Recruitment High Skills are not essentials but whereas for the later process, Selection, High Skills are must to select only those who are really fit for the job.
  • Output for recruitment process, creating application pool is input for the later process, selection.

Difference between Training and Development

  • Training is for Non-Managerial personnel, Development is for Managerial personnel
  • Technical and Mechanical fields are emphasized in the process of training whereas the idea behind the process of Development is to enhance the conceptual ideas.
  • Training is given to the personnel for specific job. Development process is for preparing the personnel for variety of jobs.
  • Training is always a short-term process on the other hand development is a long-term process.


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