Distinguish Between: Staffing and directing - Organisation of Commerce and Management

Distinguish Between

Distinguish Between:

Staffing and directing



Points Staffing Directing

1. Meaning

The staffing function pertains to the recruitment, selection, development, training, and compensation of subordinate managers.

Directing is the guidance inspiration, the leadership of those men and women constitute the real case responsibilities of management.

2. Objective

To appoint the right type of people in the right positions and the right time.

To direct the subordinates to get the things done in the right manner.

3. Area of function

It includes recruitment, selection, training, development, and compensation of human resources.

It includes instructing, guiding, inspiring, communicating and motivating human resources.

4. Factors

Staffing is mostly concerned with internal factors.

Directing is concerned directly with internal factors i.e. human resources.

5. Order

It follows the organizing function.

It follows organizing and staffing for the execution of planning.

6. Resources

It is the process relating to the organization of human resources.

It gives direction to the employees regarding the use of other resources.

7. Nature

It is a continuous process as it deals with employees i.e. human resources.

This continuous process is necessary for the process of achievement of the goals.

8. level of Management

Middle-level management is related to recruitment, training, and selection Top level is concerned with promotion and compensation.

Middle-level management is involved in directing the employees.

Concept: Functions of Management - Staffing
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