Definition of Staffing in an organisations

Koontz and O’Donnell “staffing involves the proper and effective selection, appraisal and development of personnel to fulfill the roles designed into a Dale organisational structure” “keeping the job filled with the right people is the staffing phase of the management job”.

The Haimann “staffing is concerned with the placement, growth, development of all those members of the organisation whose function is to get things done through the efforts of other individuals”.

Luther Gidick ” Staffing is the whole personnel function of bringing in and training the staff and maintaining favourable conditions of work”.


The growth and development of an organisation depends upon the quality of the staff employed. Staffing is the process of obtaining and maintaining capable and competent people to fill positions form top management to lower level.