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Recession-Proof Hiring Strategies for Light Industrial Hiring Managers

Updated: Dec 11, 2023

Light industrial hiring managers face an uphill climb to recruit and retain top talent, particularly in the midst of a global economic recession. But, with the right hiring strategy, you can continuously attract skilled professionals to your team.

There are several hiring strategies that can work well for light industrial organizations. These strategies include:

1. Contingency Planning

It never hurts to establish a plan B, due to the fact that a recession can strike without notice and have far-flung effects on a light industrial organization, its staff, and its customers. Fortunately, if you have a contingency plan in place, you're in good shape to survive — and thrive — during a recession.

To establish a contingency plan, consider how a recession may impact your organization. Evaluate several possible emergency scenarios and how your organization would respond to them. Then, you can create contingency plans that account for these scenarios.

2. Employer Branding

Establishing and maintaining an online presence can make a world of difference, during or outside a recession. So, if you start building your light industrial organization's online presence today, you could help your brand stand out from industry rivals now and in the future.

When it comes to employer branding, you should build an online presence via your website. Provide engaging content that is easy to access and view on desktop and mobile devices. Also, keep your website content up to date and respond to online requests right away.

In addition to your website, use social media to enhance your online presence. You can foster brand growth via LinkedIn and other social media platforms. Over time, you can use these platforms to distinguish your brand from the competition and make your organization an attractive option to job seekers from around the globe.

3. Job Staffing Agency

You may believe your organization can find top talent on its own. However, you may inadvertently miss out on opportunities to engage with skilled professionals, as your organization may have limited time and resources at its disposal to conduct extensive searches for exceptional job candidates.

Conversely, when you partner with a job staffing agency, you can receive comprehensive support throughout the hiring process. A staffing agency understands the challenges associated with finding great job candidates, and it can work with your organization to place you with stellar applicants who can fill permanent and temporary roles.

If you seek out a job staffing agency, choose one that collaborates with light industrial organizations. Not all job staffing firms are created equal, so selecting one that specializes in light industrial roles can help you hire job candidates who can fill a wide range of roles across your organization. Plus, this staffing firm can streamline the hiring process and enables your organization to build a successful workforce in any economic conditions.

Want to Attract Top Talent? Ascend Staffing Can Help

At Ascend Staffing, we can help you add quality professionals to your team, regardless of the current state of the economy. We partner with light industrial organizations, so they can recruit and hire superb professionals any time they choose. To learn more, please contact us today.   


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