When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Start Hiring

March 5, 2012
Posted by Link Staffing Services

When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Start Hiring
When the economy goes south and your business begins to totter, the instinctive response is to cut back, with employees being among the first assets to go. After all, when sales volume decreases, something has to give.  Certainly you may need to cut some staff strategically from time to time, but no one ever cut their way to growth. When business is anemic, that’s when you need to consider getting an infusion of new blood.

New People, New Ideas
Times of economic stress put a lot of great people on the street. With great people come new ideas. With new ideas come new opportunities. See where this is going? Outsiders have a way of breaking up the sort of groupthink that can be debilitating. You can’t hire just anyone off the street and expect good things to happen, but with the right person can come a whole new set of ideas that could lead to new growth. If your business is in a rut—and who doesn’t get into a rut sometimes—you may need a little fresh thinking to shake yourselves out of it. Isn’t that something you’d want to take advantage of?

New People, New Energy
Economic downturns can be grinding. Great new hires often bring with them fresh energy that can reinvigorate the people around them. So you get the advantage not only of the new employees enthusiasm, but a little extra jolt from everyone else. And wouldn’t that be nice?

It’s axiomatic that great businesses are born in hard times. With the right personnel moves, maybe yours can be reborn.


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