Staffing strategy is an outgrowth of the interplay between organization and HR strategy. It deals directly with key decisions regarding the acquisition and deployment of the organization’s workforces. Such decisions guide the development of recruitment, selection, and employment programs.
Exhibit 1.1 shows the interplays between organization, HR, and staffing strategy. It also contains seven strategic staffing decisions that must be confronted during the strategy formulation process. While each decision is shown as an “either-or” one, each is more appropriately thought of as lying on a continuum that is anchored at each end by the either-or extremes. Each of the strategic staffing decisions is listed separately in Exhibit 1.1 (staffing strategy), though in reality they are interrelated.