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Staffing is one of the most important decisions made by the organization. Analyze two different approaches. Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of using the Person/Job Match and the Person/Organization Match. Include an assessment of each approach and other staffing alternatives that impact job satisfaction, retention, and job performance.

Please assist with at least three scholarly resources.

Length: 5-7 pages

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-Staffing is one of the most important decisions made by the organization. Analyze two different approaches. Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of using the Person/Job Match and the Person/Organization Match. Include an assessment of each approach and other staffing alternatives that impact job satisfaction, retention, and job performance.

Try and think of the role of staffing as a means for satisfying the overall internal department needs for business continuity. The comparative notion between person/job match and person/organization deals with the specifications of both the job functions requirements and the potential employee. In your final write of research, the main objective to focus on is the identification in a potential employee ability to relate to the particular job position function that excels in company's goals. Consider, the main objective in financial accounting business entity requiring employees skill sets on financial data reading and interpreting ratios or equity long-term assessment. In doing so, the HR management and senior management most often will seek a person more in line with the daily requires of figuring numbers into interpretation.

Aim in identifying how person/ job performs in either size of business entity (large or small) for the pursuit to operating on a profound level output, in which, the search for filing an open job position is on basis of familiarity to job specifications. Keep in mind; the HR management team works closely together with ...

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This solution provides a review into staffing challenges that HR management team aims in remedy with two approaches in meeting internal goals. All references used are included.

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