Recession Proofing your Human Resources
It’s that time of year again in the Napa and Sonoma Valley…harvest has already begun. This is one of the most important and busiest times of the year for our clients and we wish all of them a successful harvest.
As the real work begins for our winery clients in the vineyards, the rumblings of recession and inflation worries, coupled with still present delays in shipping essential materials, have some of us concerned. While many factors of our economy are out of our control, there are some essential business pieces that are fully in our control.
Quality, top talent employees and leadership are two examples. A few days ago, I was speaking with one of our clients and the question was raised, “How do I recession-proof my business?” Now, I don’t think it is 100% possible to fully recession-proof a business, but I do know that companies make it through turbulent times because of the quality of their employees.
They also make it through rough patches because of excellent leadership, which is why it is important to communicate with your employees about what is happening in your business. Don’t think for a second your people don’t follow the news and trends – they hear about layoffs at other companies, and it is natural for your people to be worried about their own careers. Communication with your people is key; employees are empowered when they feel they know what is going on. Their productivity will increase when they feel they are “in the know.”
As we head into what may be uncertain times, my advice to our clients is twofold: 1. Make sure you have the best people in the right jobs. 2. Communicate regularly with your employees about what is happening with the company they work for.
Intertwine is here to help you with all of your hiring needs, reach out to us at (707) 312-8190 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Intertwine’s contact form.
Neil Solari, CEO and President Intertwine Group, Inc.
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