Human Resource or Personnel is the most important resource of a business and an organization. That is why it is important for HR managers to ensure that they follow scientific staffing practices in their enterprise.
‘Staffing’ forms an essential pillar of management. Without proper ‘Staffing’ practices, the essence of PODSCORD is lost. Any organization cannot survive without any of its core elements.
The effectiveness of other managerial functions depends on the degree of efficiency with which the staffing function is carried out. The performance and mindset of the employees at one level depends on the degree of efficiency with which staffing is handled.
Staffing as a system includes recruitment, training and development, compensation and career progression or promotion. However, at a more subtle level, staffing also includes treating employees with respect, fairness, and dignity. Research indicates that employees tend to return the favour when they are treated with dignity and respect. Research indicates that employees demonstrated a higher level of commitment when they felt that their staffing system was fair and just.
The critical elements of staffing are:
– Effective recruitment and selection
– Proper placement
– Adequate and appropriate training for development
– Satisfactory and fair transfer and promotion
– Ensuring harmonious relationship between management and employees
– Adequate provisions for retirement
As a Human Resource Manager, if you want your organization to be a winner, it’s important that you come up with a structured staffing plan.