Reviewing all salary positions and deciding what is necessary or how some could be combined is crucial for businesses to stay competitive during rough times, Melissa Bolton, HR manager/director at Perlon-Hahl Inc., writes for Forbes. Another way to maximize efficiency is to cross-train staff to offset the negative impact from turnover.
“This helps make sure everyone is working as a team. As a human resources manager, could you put your boots on and go to the warehouse if need be?” Bolton writes. “Would your operations manager [work] in the plant when needed? Can the sales team help out with packing in a pinch?”