Staff management is the management of the subordinates in an organization. In large organizations, many of these functions are performed by a specialist department, such as Personnel or Human Resources, but all line managers are still required to supervise and administer the activities and well-being of the staff that report to them.
Staff managers include people who lead revenue consuming departments (for example, accounting, customer service, human resources). Staff managers serve the line managers of the organization in an advisory or support capacity by providing them with information and advice and usually do not make operating decisions.
Staff management may involve moving a workforce around and utilizing Human Resources to do so. Within staff management there is also line management, which involves the hierarchy system of the organization. Human Resources and Line Management are often aligned as they both involve the employees of any given organization.