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What is Staffing?

Staffing is the process of screening, reviewing, identifying the right candidates, and developing workplace relationships with them. Its primary objective is to fill in the job vacancies. Staffing can either be handled by the company itself or outsourced.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is staffing in HR?

Staffing is the process of recruitment of the employees based on their skills, abilities, and knowledge regarding the job role. Staffing in HR is a continuous process of recruiting and nurturing new talent while also nourishing the present staff.


Why is staffing necessary?

Staffing is a necessary procedure for any organization in order to keep in check the turnover rate and to expand the talent profile of the organization. Below mentioned are the reasons why staffing is necessary;

  • To get qualified and skilled people in the team
  • To ease the workload
  • To improve diversity in the organization
  • To enhance employee morale and job satisfaction

What are the types of staffing?

There are majorly 3 kinds of staffing;

Contract-based staffing:

The process of hiring the candidates only with apt skills and qualities.

Permanent-based staffing:

The process of hiring the candidates assesses their skills and then hires them as full-time employees.

Temporary-based staffing:

The process of hiring the candidates only for a temporary period of time.


What steps does the staffing process include?

The following are the processes included in staffing:

  • Planning
  • Recruiting
  • Selection
  • Onboarding
  • Training
  • Development
  • Promotion
  • Transfer
  • Appraisal
  • Remuneration

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