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 is the function by which managers build an organisation through the recruitment, selection, and development of individuals as capable employees"
Importance of Staffing
- Filling the Organisational positions
- Developing competencies to challenges
- Retaining personnel - professionalism
- Optimum utilisation of the human resources
- Analyzing Manpower requirements: It is making an analysis of work and estimating the manpower requirement to accomplish the same.
- Recruitment: It is identifying and attracting capable applicants for employment. it ends with the submission of applications by the aspirants.
- Selection: It is choosing the fit candidates from the applications received in the process of recruitment.
- Placement: This may be on probation and on successfully completion of the same the candidate may be offered permanent employment.
- Training and Development: It is concerned with imparting and developing specific skills for a particular purpose.
- 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.
- Principles of Staffing
Principles of Staffing; Staffing process of management assists in obtaining the right talent and also nurturing it.
- The Five Functions of Management
Functions of Management. Koontz and O’Donnel explained five functions of management.
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.
Functions of Management
- Evolution of Management Principles
Early Perspectives | Classical Management Theory | Neo Classical Theory / Human Relations Approach | Management Science / Operational Research | Modern Management.
- PLANNING - Management principles
Planning bridges the gap from where we are to where we want to go...
- ORGANISING - Management principles
Organisation is the process of identifying and grouping of the works to be performed, defining and delegating responsibility and authority...
- DIRECTING - Management principles
Directing means giving instructions, guiding, counselling, motivating and leading the staff...
- Controlling - Management Principles
The managerial function controlling always maximise the use of scarce resources to achieve the purposeful behaviour of employees in an organisation.
Principles of Management
- Principles of Planning
Principles of Planning : Planning is a dynamic process, it is very essential for every organisation to achieve their ultimate goals, but, there are certain principles which are essential to be followed so as to formulate a sound plan.
- Principles of Directing
Direction is always a complicated task as it involves dealing with employees of different kind. A manager can become successful in the skill of efficient direction by learning and practicing the basics of direction.
- Principles of Organizing
Principles of Organizing; Organizing can be effective only if managers follow some guiding principles in order to make important decisions and act upon them.
- Principles of Staffing
Principles of Staffing; Staffing process of management assists in obtaining the right talent and also nurturing it. Staffing principles which are universally accepted are not present.
- Principles of Controlling
Principles of controlling; Controlling is a procedure of ensuring that satisfactory progress has been made in accordance with the plans and noting down the experience benefited for achieving forth coming goals.
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