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What is the difference between Recruitment and Staffing?

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Anika Nicole

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Answered Sep 12, 2019

Recruitment is the process by which the company would need to look for the right candidates in order to find the right candidates for the job. There are some people who are qualified but because they are applying for the wrong jobs, their potentials will not be maximized.

Recruitment is the process by which the company would need to look for the right candidates in
Staffing is the process by which the company is going to look for employees that are already within the company in order to fill up the positions that the company requires. The company may have some employees that the company needs for a certain project that will be good for the company. The qualities and the abilities of the employees can be vital to ensure that the project will go on smoothly.

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Sheetal Kamble

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Answered Oct 16, 2020

Recruitment is a process of looking for well-skilled employees and encouraging them to apply for the vacant position, while staffing is a process of acquisition, employment, development, and retention of people in an organization.

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Christian Jackson

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Christian Jackson, Content Developer, Austin

Answered Sep 11, 2019

Recruiting means that you are going to look for new candidates that can potentially work for the company. Staffing means that you are going to develop the overall workforce of your organization. You have to make sure that your organization will be working well to reach the goal that you want. The scope of recruiting is known to be limited while in staffing; the scope can be wide.

Recruiting means that you are going to look for new candidates that can potentially work for the
The time for recruiting is usually short-term while in staffing, the time will be for the long-term. Recruiting will often happen in the beginning when people have not yet been employed while staffing may occur at any time. Staffing may be done to improve the way that the organization works.

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T. Moore

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Answered Aug 30, 2019

Staffing and recruiting are two essential functions of any human resources department. Having the best people in the perfect place at the right time is imperative for the sake of organizational efficiency. Recruitment is the process of attracting the appropriately qualified set of people to apply for a post in an organization. Staffing is the process of selecting, positioning, and retaining the individuals who apply for a job.

Staffing and recruiting are two essential functions of any human resources department. Having the
Staffing begins with the individual’s entry to the organization and continues through the course until the employee leaves the company. Recruitment is carried out at the initial stage of staffing. Recruitment is both an internal and external process. Staffing is a strictly internal process.

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