HRM 410 – Staffing/Employment Practices
Sandra White, Instructor
December 14, 2010
Staffing models are related sets of reports, charts and graph, that are used to precisely
understand how employee time is spent and at what cost.
These charts, graphs and reports, all
related, provide a broad and in-depth picture of work activity time and their cost.
importantly, they provide the answer to why they occur.
Businesses that implement good staffing models will translate these benefits into all
aspects of the organization. The most important of all the departments is the financial
department. Managers who implement sound staffing models will not waste valuable company
resources employing unnecessary employees. This substantially reduces overall costs of the
business and may encourage competitive pricing. Such companies can afford to offer special
prices, bonuses and discounts because they have minimized their overall operating costs.
Consequently, they can still run at a profit. (Druker, 1995)
Not only do staffing models reduce overall operating cost within any given company, but
they also improve quality. When human resource managers or general managers decide to
employ sound staffing strategies, then chances are only the most appropriate employees will be
selected for the job. This implies that such employees will commit themselves towards achieving
organizational goals and will go a long way in ensuring that such employees perform to their
maximum. It is a known fact that overall productivity in any company is directly linked to
individual efforts - an aspect that is adequately covered in good staffing models and staffing
Most organizations tend to perform poorly within their respective markets because their
employees’ capabilities are never fully utilized. However, staffing models give human resource
managers the chance to tap almost all of their employee's potential. If everyone in an
organization is working at his or her optimum, then such an organization is likely to supersede its
Staffing models are a representation of the relationship between staffing costs and time
utilization by employees. Additionally, they also indicate the kind of activities that occur within
the organization and why employees perform those duties and functions. Staffing models give
managers a chance to critically analyze how employees spend their time in the organization. This
also acts as a platform for assessing the most effective way of going about organizational duties.
Normally, staffing models are depictions of how all the latter issues relate to one another through
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