Hiring freezes for doctors, lawyers spell trouble for economic recovery, researchers say
from HR Dive
Stimulus efforts to date have focused on small business. And that targeting has been warranted, the researchers said; small businesses have been particularly hard hit and those programs were aimed at minimizing job loss. The paper's findings regarding disproportionate hiring freezes also may be no surprise to HR professionals. While freezes were identified in one recent survey as employers' most common pandemic cost-control measure (beating out pay cuts and layoffs), those in essential industries have been hiring front-line workers at a fast clip.
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