Even in the midst of an economic downturn, companies need employees, and to hedge against the high overhead associated with full-timers, many look to fill positions on a temporary basis.
That’s the scenario many of us anticipate over the next year or so as the economy heads for a potential slowdown.
We’re typically optimistic but almost half (48.6%) of U.S. chief financial officers believe the United States will be in recession by the end of next year, according to the latest Duke University/CFO Global Business Outlook survey.
That pessimism raised eyebrows because mainstream economists are still projecting steady, albeit slower, growth next year. Either way, smart employers are preparing for the inevitable, whether it comes next year or the year after.
The good news, for now, is that we’re seeing no drop-off in demand for temporary workers.
But the main reason that companies use staffing firms is flexibility. So in a recession, if you find yourself dealing with the loss of a job, one of the best ways to get back to work quickly is to make sure you reach out to us.
We’ll work to understand your career goals, so that we can help you find a job that is the best fit for you.
Even in recessions, we know where the jobs are and can help you cut your search time dramatically.
And remember, a temp job can lead to full employment. Every day you report to your temp position, you have a chance to impress the employer and be in the right place at the right time when a permanent spot opens up.
Apprentice Personal can even help you improve your resume, coach you for interviews and keep you on top of hiring trends.
Finally, we know that during a recession temporary worker levels will most likely drop. But when the next recovery kicks in, companies will no doubt test the waters by turning to temporary help first.
About the Author
Will has enjoyed a 20-year career in leadership positions in the hospitality and travel industry throughout the U.S. with the Hyatt, Sheraton, Hilton, Renaissance and Steamboat Ski and Resort corporations. Will received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. From 2000-2007, he served as President and CEO of the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce. He also served as Vice President-Special Projects for the University of Colorado Foundation from 2007 to 2009. Will is a past Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Homeland Defense Foundation and former member of the United States Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100. He is married to Nan, has five wonderful children, and enjoys coaching, traveling, hiking, golfing and skiing.