downturn


HR should do more in a recession?

I read this morning, with some interest, a web page[1] summarising a recent survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit[2]. Broadly, this survey looks at the perceived role of HR in a recession taking the perspectives of both business executives and HR executives.  The survey points to a number of issues […]


Behavioural Shifts: An X, Y or M issue?

In my last entry I focused on looking at behaviours and responses to the downturn from a B2B perspective – judging the likely winners and losers amongst business customers.  But what about consumers?  Will their attitudes change? My argument is that the deeper the recession runs and the longer that […]