What is a Staffing Plan?

Staffing plans are often confused with recruitment plans, but they aren’t the same. Recruiting is a single step in the employment process, seeking and onboarding a candidate for a particular role. Staffing is an ongoing process that encompasses the behind the scenes motivations as well.

Here are 5 tips to help you build an effective Staffing Plan

  1. Determine your business goals

The best starting point for a staffing plan is your organization’s business strategy, which should contain both short term and long-term goals for the company.

  1. Identify staffing and people needs

For a successful staffing and people strategy, you first need to understand the skills, experience and resources required to achieve your business goals. Consider the timeline of activities required to fulfil each role, and plan accordingly. For example, what roles do you need? How long does it typically take to recruit them?

  1. Review employee patterns

There’s always a pattern of ebb and flow of employee levels throughout any organization; staying ahead of potential movements can ensure there are no surprises. After looking over your data: How many people quit and/or get fired in an average year? Is there a person that misses work regularly to the extent they should be replaced? Is there a time of year when people are out most due to vacations/personal plans and you could utilize extra help?

  1. Identify staffing and people needs

For a successful staffing and people strategy, you first need to understand the skills, experience and resources required to achieve your business goals. To maximize the efficiency of the recruitment process, you also need to consider the timeline of activities required to fulfil each role, and plan accordingly. For example, what roles do you need? How long does it typically take to recruit them?

  1. Review the strategy regularly

Regularly review your plan to ensure you are adapting the people needs of your business as conditions change. The termination or signing of your single biggest client could have a drastic impact on your staffing requirements and operating margins.

Give Tiger Labor & Staffing a call today for a FREE staffing consultation to discuss your staffing needs!

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