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7 tips to keep a sustainable growth and avoid layoffs

In contrast to what we saw in 2020 and 2021, the contrast of investments is making companies think and adopt a sustainable growth to their teams, safeguarding their workforce, and weathering the storm without resorting to drastic measures like layoffs.

In the wake of unprecedented layoffs that have affected giants like Microsoft, Amazon, and Google in 2023, the tech industry finds itself grappling with uncertainty like never before.


Number of tech layoffs since last year

But unless the number of layoffs declined this quarter, it isn’t over. Here’s some tips for your startup to avoid having problems in the future:

Prioritize Strategic Hiring

Instead of rapid expansion fueled by short-term goals, focus on strategic hiring. Identify critical roles and skills required to achieve long-term objectives.

Foster a Resilient Company Culture

A strong and resilient company culture can help retain employees during difficult times. Invest in employee well-being, provide continuous learning opportunities, and encourage open communication to build loyalty and commitment.

Opt for Cross-Training and Upskilling

During slowdowns, explore opportunities for cross-training and upskilling your existing team. This not only enhances their capabilities but also allows for increased flexibility in shifting roles based on evolving business needs.

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Leverage Remote Work

Embrace the benefits of remote work. This approach can offer cost savings and flexibility while maintaining access to skilled talent on an as-needed basis.

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Implement Agile Management

Adopt agile management practices to respond swiftly to changing market conditions. Empower your teams to adapt, innovate, and pivot as needed, making them more resilient during challenging times.

Focus on Customer Success

Prioritize customer satisfaction and retention, as loyal clients can provide a stable revenue base even during downturns.

Review and Optimize Costs

Regularly assess your operational costs and identify areas where optimization is possible. Cutting unnecessary expenses can create room for maintaining essential talent.

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With careful planning and a focus on sustainable growth, tech companies can emerge stronger and better prepared to tackle future challenges.

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Average cost of hiring with GeekHunter to keep sustainable growth

By adopting a sustainable approach to team scaling, tech companies can navigate the cold market of 2023 while protecting their workforce from layoffs. GeekHunter can help you with that. Our aim is to create a long-term relationship with our clients, assisting them in reducing costs, streamlining bureaucracies, and expediting hiring processes while providing access to top tech talents from LATAM.

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