6 Ways to Recession-Proof Your Workforce

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Recruit the Right People

When invoices pile up and the phone keeps ringing, recruiting can get pushed to tomorrow. And then the next day, and the week after that. Too often hiring falls by the wayside, says Jamie Resker, a human-resources consultant and president of Employee Performance Solutions. "Usually owners let it slide till something bad happens," she says. "They have to feel some sort of pain before they hire someone." Avoid that discomfort. Attend college and job fairs, monitor LinkedIn networks related to your industry, and keep a foot in the door with local professional organizations.