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How to recruit in bad times to prepare for better times

Trevor Sutton, Moon Dreams 9, Flowers Gallery

In Harvard Business Review, Claudio Fernández-Aráoz, Boris Groysberg, and Nitin Nohria offer a guide to recruiting in both good and bad times.

The authors point out that a recession offers an unexpected opportunity to bring in top-level talent that will help drive growth in better times. However, the majority of companies fail to capitalise on this because of "scattershot" recruitment practices.

To resolve this, a six-point plan is suggested:

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