Nobody wants a recession, especially not businesspeople who need to sustain company operations and continue employing many people with fewer sales and reduced revenue. However, businesses need to face recession and the coming recession may be a bad one. This also means companies need to learn how to invest smarter, and still manage risk.
The head of the International Monetary Fund and World Economic Forum’s Chief Economists forecast that 2023 will be challenging for a large portion of the global economy, as the primary drivers of growth, the United States, Europe, and China, all see declining activity. The impact of the ongoing war in Ukraine on Europe will worsen, and the effects of increases in interest rates will also continue to have an impact on the economy. Monetary policy tightening will drag U.S. growth prospects down also. And China, the world’s second-largest economy, is set to grow below global growth forecasts for the first time in 40 years, due to extreme Covid lockdowns. In this scenario, the world’s consumers will not be spending as usual, generating a lack of global demand, accompanied by high borrowing costs, high input costs, and talent shortages.
All of the above are serious concerns for business owners and company executives. It is not easy to remain afloat when sales are declining and the costs of operating are increasing. Reducing costs of operation is important in this context, however, not everything can be solved by spending less money. Keeping a business safe during times of crisis is a priority, not only to survive the crisis but to be able to remain undamaged (or take the least damage possible).
From our international private investigators’ point of view, professional background check investigations have become more important than ever in the pursuit of smarter business decisions. With businesses closing every day due to the recession, companies that stay afloat need to find new partners, providers, distributors, etc. No one can afford a bad business partner or investment at this point, and this is why investing in reliable information is crucial.
“Fortunately, our business clients have been able to obtain great benefits from investigation services like company background checks, due diligence end employment screenings,” says John Wallace, Director of International Background Checks. Being able to trust the people and companies you do business with is a key to success, and trust can only be built on evidence. Evidence provides information that can reduce the costs and risks in a new deal.
Hiring managers and recruiters are also relying more on pre-employment screenings to make hiring decisions. Being able to recruit and retain talent is extremely important for any business, as it avoids the costs of high rotation and protects the company’s assets, people, and investments. The talent shortages that most first-world countries are experiencing have pushed employers to improve the work environment and benefits, but it has also made them aware of how selecting well is a key to retaining the best talent in these conflicting times.
Background check investigations conducted by reputable investigators help companies save time and money because they provide critical information when starting a new business relationship. Knowing that your next step is on solid ground is valuable, especially in times of recession. Contact our team to learn more about doing business safely.
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