It is the function of manning the organization structure and keeping it manned. Staffing has assumed greater importance in the recent years due to advancement of technology, increase in size of business, complexity of human behavior etc. The main purpose of staffing is to put right man on right job i.e. square pegs in square holes and round pegs in round holes. According to Kootz & O’Donell, “Managerial function of staffing involves manning the organization structure through proper and effective selection, appraisal & development of personnel to fill the roles designed un the structure” Staffing involves:
• Manpower Planning (estimating man power in terms of searching, choose the
person and giving the right place).
• Recruitment, selection & placement.
• Training & development.
• Performance appraisal
• Promotions & transfer......