During a Recession – It Can Be Easier to Attract Top Talent

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Where are the people who, a few years ago, could be choosey about where they work and demanded expensive compensation packages?  These days, some of those same people feel trapped in jobs stuck behind timid department heads or indecisive business owners who have stopped investing and are just waiting for the recession to “blow over.”

With creative productive people, life is not just about money. They crave the opportunity to think, create, make something happen, and feel a sense of accomplishment. While their competitors whine about the recession, the fastest growing companies succeed by attracting very talented people because it is clear that their teams are on the move, welcome creativity, and generate opportunity.

Over the past few years, I’ve seen employers hanging onto mediocre employees and tolerating poor performance. You may have done that too because you were convinced that you couldn’t attract anyone better. Recessions provide ample opportunity for all of us to clean house.  It’s a great time to let nay-sayers and dead wood go. Everyone will understand if you need to downsize your business.  You won’t need to defend why you are letting someone go who has been draining your energy and is just too difficult to supervise.

About Aldonna Ambler:
Known as The Growth Strategist®, Aldonna Ambler built and grew a suite of companies to help midsized B2B companies achieve accelerated growth with sustained profitability® A Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), Ambler has addressed over 2000 audiences and hosted a syndicated online talk show about growth strategies for 9 years. As a growth financing intermediary, Ambler raised over $1 Bil dollars for midsized companies. The winner of over 2 dozen prestigious national and statewide "entrepreneur of the year" awards, Ambler is available to speak about “profitable growth during any economy” and/or serve on the board of a growth-oriented privately-held company.

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