Business Studies Part I
Business Studies Part II

Staffing: Meaning

Staffing: Definition
Staffing is concerned with obtaining, utilising and maintaining a satisfactory and satisfied work force.

In the simplest terms, staffing is ‘putting people to jobs’. It begins with workforce planning and includes different other function like recruitment, selection, training, development, promotion, compensation and performance appraisal of work force. In other words, staffing is that part of the process of management which is concerned with obtaining, utilising and maintaining a satisfactory and satisfied work force. Today, staffing may involve any combination of employees including daily wagers, consultants and contract employees. Staffing recognises the importance of every single person employed by an organisation as it is the individual worker, who is the ultimate performer.

Staffing has been described as the managerial function of filling and keeping filled the positions in the organisation structure. This is achieved by, first of all, identifying requirement of work force, followed by recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, appraisal and development of personnel, to fill the roles designed into the organisation  structure.

Staffing is concerned with obtaining, utilising and maintaining a satisfactory and satisfied work force.

Importance of the Staffing:

  • It helps in discovering and obtaining competent personnel for various jobs within an organisation.
  • By putting right person on the right job, it leads to a higher performance of the employees.
  • It ensures the continuous survival and growth of the enterprise through the succession planning for managers.
  • It helps to ensure optimum utilisation of the human resources.
  • It improves job satisfaction and morale of the employees through objective assessment and fair rewarding for their contribution.