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Staffing and Workforce

Hydrologic Technicians at MD-DE-DC Water Science Center, MD


The importance of hiring people with the right skills, knowledge, and abilities combined with retaining a committed and competent staff is extremely crucial towards the success and mission of this organization. Staffing is acquiring, training, appraising, and compensating employees. Workforce refers to all the employees that work  towards accomplishing an organization's mission. 


The term "workforce" is often used when referring to workforce planning, which is an organization's process for ensuring "the right people are in the right place at the right time." Workforce planning begins with the identification of the organization's strategic direction; an analysis of the present workforce (Supply); an identification of the future workforce needed to meet the strategic direction (Demand); a comparison of the present workforce to the future needs (Gaps/Discrepancies); the strategy to address those discrepancies (Action Planning); and an evaluation to assure the workforce direction remains valid and objectives are being met. This site will provide the tools and resources to assist in workforce planning.


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