How to keep recruiting through the recession

Anne Fanthom, co-founder and director of RecruitmentPlus, has kept her firm afloat with shrewd management and by retaining loyalty to her staff, writes Gareth Naughton.

22nd January, 2012
How to keep recruiting through the recession
Anne Fanthom, co-founder and director of RecruitmentPlus.

When the recession hit, Anne Fanthom, director and co-founder of RecruitmentPlus, realised she would need to cut costs quickly. A knee-jerk reaction was out of the question for Fanthom, who had seen first-hand the impact of 'rationalisation' on company morale, as an employee of Adecco during the British recession of the 1990s.

Adecco responded then by almost halving the number of branches on its books. "That was catastrophic and very stressful. Having been through that...

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