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Key Investments in Early Career Talent in an Economic Downturn

Your Roadmap to Navigating the Recession and Beyond

The economy is unpredictable, but you and your team are not powerless during a recession.

It goes without saying that an investment in early career talent is an investment in the long-term success of any company — especially if that talent can be nurtured in-house. But as hiring for entry-level roles slows down, how can early career talent professionals make strategic choices to ensure that their organizations continue to succeed now and will be ready for when hiring picks back up again?

By making key investments in early career talent during times of economic distress, you’ll be able to build a strong pipeline of fresh and motivated candidates to tap into when the economy recovers — and avoid having to start from square one.

Download our guide to learn the 5 areas you need to focus on now to both mitigate the effects of a recession on your company, and come out the other side even stronger.

What you’ll learn from this guide:

  • How to make the case for engaging younger talent
    While you may not have a multitude of roles to fill now, you can build a strong and qualified pipeline of talent for when hiring does pick back up again by investing in internship programs and engaging and training early ID students. 
  • Why losing steam on D&I efforts can have lasting implications for companies
    Gen Z is always watching — especially how employees who look like them are faring today at organizations that have pledged to support traditionally underrepresented talent.
  • What strategic investments in technology will ready you to weather any storm

    By leveraging a recruitment automation platform like RippleMatch, you’ll set yourself and your team up with the resources to scale your efforts, meet your D&I goals, and build your employer brand — all while cutting down on recruitment costs.

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