Different authors have defined staffing in different ways.

In this post, we are going t be enumerating some of the best definitions of staffing.

According to S. Benjamin, "Staffing is the process involved in identifying, assessing, placing, evaluating and directing individuals at work.”

In Theo Hainmann's view, “Staffing is concerned with the placement, growth and development of all those members of the organisation whose function is to get things done through the efforts of other individuals.”

To Koontz and Weihrich, Staffing is "filling and keeping filled positions in the organisation structure".

W. Haynes sees staffing as "the process of analyzing the jobs of an organisation in terms of manpower needs, recruiting and selecting candidates to fill them".

To quote Dalton McFarland, "Staffing is the function by which managers build an organisation through the recruitment, selection, development, of individuals as capable employees. The staffing function of management consists of a few interrelated activities such as planning of human resources, recruitment, selection, placement, training and development, remuneration, performance appraisal, promotion and transfers and these activities make up the elements of the process of staffing"

J. L. Massie defined staffing as "the process by which managers select, train, promote and retire subordinates".

A concise definition was given by Luther Gulick. According to him, " staffing is the whole personnel function of bringing in and training the staff and maintaining favourable conditions of work".

In the words of Koontz and O'Donnell "staffing involves the proper and effective selection, appraisal and development of personnel to fulfil the roles designed into a Dale organisational structure" 

To conclude, Staffing is the systematic process of recruiting, selecting, training and developing manpower to suit the requirements of the organisation.

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