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HR: Staffing System Management, Retention Strategies

Staffing System Management:

1-What is the difference between a centralized staffing function and a decentralized staffing function?

2-Why would an organization want to have a centralized staffing function, as opposed to letting each manager be totally responsible for all staffing activities in his or her department?

-This is a classical question that has been asked and acted upon for years.

3- Ask any HR professional that has been around for many years and they will say they've lived through it all. I don't think we'll reach consensus on this one. But, it'll be an interesting discussion

Retention Strategies:

4-What are some of the main causes of voluntary turnover? If a person says to you - "It's easy to reduce turnover, just pay people more money" how would you respond?

And, part of that question should also include,
5- what can the organization do to reduce involuntary turnover? That is a more complex question because it assumes that the organization has some control over lay offs and over employees who are poor performers. When it comes to voluntary turnover we have to get past offering office pizza on Friday and gym memberships for everyone as the answer to the problem.

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Difference between a centralized and a decentralized staffing function
Staffing function has something to do with placement of employees. It includes determination of the need as to the number and requirements of a particular job, identification of applicants that will match the requirement of a particular job, and the placement of the employee hired in an appropriate position, section or department. The main objective is to ensure the match between the job description and specification on one hand and the qualification of the newly hired employee on the other.
Staffing that is done in a centralized manner means that the process - from the determination of the need up to the placement of newly hired personnel in a particular job is done in a department of the organization that is duly given the task to perform the said tasks. Normally, this is the human resource department.
Decentralized staffing mode empowers the various managers in the organization to perform such tasks - from the determination of the need up to the final placement of the employee. The placement of an employee is ...

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The solution discusses staffing system management and retention strategies.