Strategic Staffing

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Abstract Strategic staffing is a very important aspect of an organization as it will influence the success of the business. When developing strategies for implementing staffing, a lot of things have to be taken into consideration such as globalization. Managers have to ensure that staffing strategies are linked to the overall business strategy so that the right persons are hired for the job in question. Managers have to also ensure that the persons carrying out the task of hiring the individual understands the overall strategy of the business in order to avoid subjective decision making. Once employers understand the importance of strategic staffing, they can aligning their departmental goals with that of the company and spend adequate…show more content…
11). Another critical issue that was revealed in the article was the tendency of decision makers to make changes only to respond to immediate pressures instead of realigning the organization with its external environment. This type of behaviour is being reactive, when the company should be seeking to be proactive. Being proactive means that situations are controlled by causing things to happen instead of waiting to respond after things happen. It follows through with the ancient saying, “Prevention is better than cure”. This is crucial to any organization’s success because being proactive saves money. Instead of management making a staff change to respond to immediate pressures, they should ensure that the persons they are hiring are able to implement the strategies of the organization effectively. The failure of a newly promoted leader to perform effectively is another critical issue that was raised in the article. The author went on to explain that the problem maybe a weakness in the strategy that affected the personnel changes and staffing should be seen as a window of opportunity other than a burden. With these critical issues that need to be considered when developing strategies for strategic staffing, there are also some areas of concern that was presented in the article that also needs to be considered
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