Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Staffing Function

 Activities in HRM related with seeking, attracting and hiring qualified people
 It is also defined as filling the vacancies and keeping the vacancies filled

The staffing function is made of several activities like:
 1- Strategic HR Planning
 2- Recruiting
 3- Selection

Which are defined in details as follows or in later posts...

HR Planning:
 Strategic HR planning is forecasting the future work force needs of an organization
 It is a process by which an organization ensures that it has the right number and kind of people capable of effectively and efficiently completing the organizational tasks

The no. of managers required in any organization depends upon its:
 Size: How big or small the organization is.
More people in bigger organizations while comparatively less people in smaller ones
 Nature: Simple or complex
More people are required in complex organizations with many departments and management levels.
 Plans for expansion: Planning to establish new units or starting new businesses in near future demands for acquiring additional human resources
 Turnover rate of managerial employees:
High turnover rates imply a high demand for filing the vacancies as soon as possible
 No. of managers retiring in near future:
Organizations must have a sufficient pool of suitable candidates for promotion in replacement of the managers retiring in near future.
 Technological changes in the organization:
Increase or decrease in work force demand, additional skills required for working with new technologies.

 Size: Big or small
 Nature: Complex or simple
 Future plans:
 Turnover rate:
 Retirement plans:
 Technological changes:


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