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The Best Recession-Ready Talent Strategy

The Best Recession-Ready Talent Strategy

During a recession, businesses must strategize their talent management to weather the economic downturn. 

Here are some of the best recession-ready recruitment tactics as it becomes harder to find talented people.

A Recession-Ready Talent Strategy 

At the top of every list for a recession-ready talent strategy should be having a full talent bank.

This is one critical area that managers must prioritize. How you tell your AE's to go after new business and how you find people for your talent bank is the same process. There's just a different way of going about it. 

If managers have a healthy talent bank, they will not be desperate to hire. You need to have people in the pipeline, and know where they are in the pipeline.

Finding Sales Talent to Fill Your Talent Bank

The other critical piece to a recession-ready talent strategy is promoting your strong company culture. People have a lot of choices when it comes to where they want to work. What makes your organization stand out? What's it like to work there?

More Tips on Creating a Recession-Ready Talent Strategy 

  • Review and assess your current workforce to identify key skills and competencies that will be critical to your success during the recession.

  • Develop a plan to retain and develop your top performers, who can help drive your business forward during challenging times.

  • Consider implementing flexible work arrangements, such as telecommuting or reduced hours, to help retain valuable employees who may be struggling financially.

  • Look for opportunities to upskill and reskill your existing workforce to prepare them for new challenges and opportunities that may arise during the recession.

  • Stay focused on attracting and hiring top talent, even during a recession, to ensure that you have the right people in place to capitalize on emerging opportunities and drive your business forward.

By taking these steps, you can create a resilient and adaptable workforce that can help your business navigate the challenges of a recession and emerge stronger on the other side.

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