For an organization to survive and prosper it must be able to identify, select, develop, and retain qualified personnel. People are the most important resource of an organization. They supply the talent, skills, knowledge, and experience to achieve the organization’s objectives.
Through the planning function, management determined the objectives for the organization. In turn these objectives were analyzed through the organizing function to identify activities necessary to achieve the objectives. Ultimately the activities form the basis for either creating or modifying job positions in the organization. The challenge at this point is for management to match personnel with the jobs identified and to provide for their long-range growth and welfare as members of the organization.