When recruiting during a recession, it’s important to be strategic in your hiring process to ensure that you are hiring the right candidates who can help your organization navigate the economic downturn. Here are some questions to consider when recruiting during a recession:
- What specific skills and experience does the candidate have that are relevant to our current business needs?
- How has the candidate performed during past economic downturns or in similar challenging situations?
- How does the candidate handle stress and uncertainty?
- How does the candidate approach problem-solving and decision-making in difficult situations?
- How does the candidate handle change and adapt to new circumstances?
- How does the candidate prioritize and manage their workload in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment?
- How does the candidate approach cost-saving measures or increasing efficiency?
- How does the candidate handle working with limited resources?
- How does the candidate approach working with a remote team or with limited in-person interaction?
- How does the candidate demonstrate the ability to learn and grow professionally?
Asking these questions can help you identify candidates who have the skills and experience necessary to help your organization navigate a recession and come out stronger on the other side.