Processes of Scientific Management Staffing


Staffing is the important function of management that involves employing the right number of people at the right place with right skills and abilities. It also involves training and development of the people so that organizational objectives and goals can be achieved successfully. It comprises the activities of selection and placement of competent personnel.

“Staffing is the process of hiring, positioning and overseeing employees in an organization”.

In addition to selection, training, development of personnel, it also comprises of promotion of best persons, a retirement of old persons, performance appraisal of all the personnel, and adequate remuneration of personnel. The success of any enterprise depends upon the successful performance of the staffing function.

The staffing function involves


  • Determining human resource requirements of the organization.
  • Recruiting individuals with required skills and competence.
  • Providing placement and orientation to individuals •
  • Providing training and development programs to individuals.
  • Evaluating the performance of individuals.
  • Transferring, promoting, laying off individuals.

The example of the process:

Recruitment is the process of finding proper candidates and inducing them to apply for the jobs in the organization. The recruitment should be sound one. If it is not so, the morale of the staff will be very low and the image of the company will be tarnished.

Recruitment is done through advertisements, word of mouth publicity and with the help of placement agencies.

The success of any recruitment depends upon policies and procedures followed by the company while recruiting the staff members.

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Jobs with low salary, uninteresting and difficult jobs are challenging to be filled up easily.

Recruitment means the discovery of the staff members for the present and future jobs.

Notes: You will come to know the definitions of all the seven Processes of Scientific Management; Planning, Organizing, Staffing, Directing, Coordinating, Motivating, Controlling.

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