Learning patterns/How to write a staffing plan

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How to write a staffing plan
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problemYou need to have good practices in place before you take on the responsibility of paid staff or contractors.
solutionCreate a staffing plan as a guiding document for your organization.
creatorWolliff (WMF)
created on22:52, 28 March 2016 (UTC)

What problem does this solve?Edit

Paid employees and contractors can greatly enhance the capacity of your group, organization, or project! At the same time, bringing on staff for the first time is a big responsibility and there is a lot that can go wrong. It may be difficult for inexperienced organizations to put all of the necessary good practices in place before bringing on staff.

What is the solution?Edit

The staffing plan should include:

  • A list of how many staff you plan to have, with a link to their job descriptions.
  • A description of how staff in your organization are managed. Include who is responsible for managing staff, and who each staff person reports to.
  • Links to relevant policies around staffing for your organization. If you do not have these policies, include a short description of your organization's procedures in these areas. Some basic areas you will want to cover might be (1) hiring; (2) termination; (3) payroll; (4) travel and reimbursement policy for staff.
  • For larger organizations, an organizational diagram may also be useful.

Things to considerEdit

Your staffing plan should link to your organization's job descriptions.

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