Do you remember what it was like during the 2008 recession for staffing agencies? We were among the first industries to feel the pinch and see the light at the end of the tunnel. With that information in mind, we can position ourselves as an essential support system for clients. Here are some ways you can support your staffing clients during a recession.
How Can You Support Your Clients Through the Recession?
Expand Your Services
Consider all the ways your agency can provide additional services rather than just placement. Become employment experts that your clients can come to with questions. Become resume advisors for candidates. Shift gears to offer helpful services during the recession.
Be Strategic with Staff
Your internal staff is also an expense, but they are your best asset. There may be instances in the coming year where layoffs are inevitable, but that doesn’t mean they have to be ice cold. Communicate regularly, be transparent, and consider the team members most important to keep engaged.
Become a Compliance Advisor
One way to monetize your expertise when staffing is slow is by offering compliance advising. Employment is a challenging field, and companies need to know they’re doing the right things at the right time when things are not stable. Your years of experience can be precisely what they need to stay on track.
Staffing has always been an industry of relationship building. Keep that going even during lean times. Don’t lose connections with the community and your top clients. While you may not get the volume of business you did in the past, you will be the first call as things start to even out.
About Anserteam Workforce Solutions
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