Early definition of staffing narrowly focused on the practice of hiring people for vacant position in organization. Staffing involves determining the future needs, and recruiting, selecting, and tanning the workforce of the organization. Today, staffing is termed as human resource management and defined more broadly. Staffing may define as managerial function of attracting, developing, and retaining the valuable employees in order to talent necessary workforce activities leading to accomplishment of organizational objectives.

Flexible staffing refers to the relationship between groups of related classification in regard to skill level. A flexibly staffed pattern allows qualifying individuals to promote upward when the required level of knowledge, skill, abilities has been reached. It also enables departments to hire individuals at any level.

The challenges of flexible staffing is for employee is 1. Some times the organizations are unable to provide better working arrangement to their flexible staff and this effects their performance. 2. The employees who reduced their working hours often have to work unpaid overtime in order to complete their responsibilities. 3. Employees who work outside standard hours or out of the main office risk the missing the information circulated internally in the organization.

1. In order to maintain the fairness between the employees the transparent rationale flexible working is needed in order to avoid confusion and conflicts between employees.


2. The employer must ensure that for confidential work flexible staff should not hire because they are not permanent employee of the organization they might disclose the information. 3. Employer also faces challenges while establishing the right organizational culture and procedures that if flexible staff is not comfortable with the policies and procedures may cause problems and effects the performance.

1. Ability to hire employees at the required level which is requirement of job. 2. Option to promote the employee without further examination and doubts. 3. In case of unsatisfactory work performance of employee demote the employee to the lower trainee level position.

Being HR manager the strategy which I chose is the Cost-effective strategy. Staffing is one of the greatest challenges face by the companies today. By implementing flexible and cost effective to staffing, mangers can gain control over cost without effecting the quality. If the organization has the adequate inter staff to meet the requirements and it is also effecting the cost. To overcome this problem the manager must know their resources and their capabilities. For this purpose managers reallocate their resources and shifting duties with in your team members. But if there is a shotterm need for the additional support organization may hire temporary staff. Temporary workers may hire for expertise that doesn’t exist or those qualified workers are too busy.