Downturn means that quality skill sets are now up for grabs

Companies hiring in a recession have valuable access to experienced candidates, according to the winner of this year’s Ernst & Young Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year.

31st October, 2009

Companies hiring in a recession have valuable access to experienced candidates, according to the winner of this year’s Ernst & Young Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year.

Mike Fitzgerald, of Kerry based telecoms firm Altobridge, believes that the right hires in a difficult climate can help to buffer companies against the worst effects of a difficult market, positioning them for future growth.

‘‘We were expanding the company in the early 2000s, as companies were...

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