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 consider[edit]

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

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