According to Layoffs Tracker, over 100,000 tech workers have been laid off across the globe over the last year.
Companies struggling with the fallout of overhiring, rising inflation and the threat of a recession are looking to cut corners in their expenses — and employees are among some of the most expensive portions of running a business.
For professionals, this is understandably worrisome. So what can workers do to recession-proof their jobs?
To start, employees should advocate and promote the work they’ve accomplished. By reminding leaders of their contributions, they are more likely to remain at their jobs.
Next, workers should set up a one-on-one meeting with managers to ensure that they are kept in the loop of all happenings.
Whether it’s the completion of a big project, training team members or taking on bigger workloads, communicating this hard work is essential for employees to stand apart.
When working remotely, it can be especially easy to become a wallflower. By participating in virtual meetings and increasing visibility, leaders are more likely to remember an employees’ contributions to the company and how indispensable their work is to operations.