Staffing is a managerial function which involves obtaining, utilizing and retaining, qualified and competent personnel to fill all positions of an organization, from top to operative echelon. In finer terms, staffing is placing the right person at the right job. The process of hiring suitable candidates according to their knowledge and skills in an organization is termed as staffing. It refers to the continuous process of finding, selecting evaluating and developing a working relationship with current or future employees.

Importance of Staffing

  • Helps in finding efficient and effective workforce, to fill different posts in the organization.
  • Improves organization’s performance and productivity by appointing right person for right job
  • Facilitates in identifying the staffing requirements of the organization in future.
  • Ensures continuous survival and growth of organization, by succession planning of executives.
  • Develops personnel to take up top managerial positions of the organization.
  • Ensures training and development of the people working in the organization.
  • Assists the organization in making the optimum use of human resources.
  • Increases employee morale and job satisfaction.
  • Helps the top management in ascertaining the manpower requirement
  • Process of Staffing

    Staffing process stresses on equipping the organization with an exact number of people, and that too at the right time and place, which will help the organization to attain its objectives effectively. Staffing process recognizes the significance of each person employed by the organization, as the work of every individual, keeps the organization going. So, acquiring a good staff is a tough task, because the success of the organization depends on it and so, the process should be performed attentively.


    Popularly known as human resource planning, it is forecasting the firm’s demand for and supply of competent workforce, in the adequate number in future.


    It entails seeking, stimulating and obtaining, as many applications as possible from the eligible and competent candidates.


    It is the decisive step of the staffing process, which involves differentiating between applicants, to identify and choose the candidate who best fulfils the qualifications and requirements of the vacant position.


    The allocation of rank and responsibility to selected candidate is known as Placement.


    After the placement, the next step is to provide the new employee with the information they require for functioning comfortably and efficiently in an organization. Induction is the process of introducing the new joinees to the job and the organization as well.


    In this step, the new joinees undergo training to acquire specific skills. Development implies learning opportunities, designed by the organization, to ensure the growth of employees. designed by the organization, to ensure the growth of employees.


    A rational assessment and evaluation of employee’s performance against clear-cut benchmarks.


    Career Management is a process in which the individual understand and learns new skills and interests and use them for the betterment of the organization and self.


    Compensation refers to the consideration which an individual gains, in return for his/her contribution to the return for his/her contribution to the organization.