REC Offers Tips on How to Ease Cash Flow Worries

Last week the REC hosted their first webinar aimed at recruitment business owners to help them with issues that the current situation has brought up. In the webinar 76% of recruiters who participated in said cash flow was their primary concern.

In their webinar entitled ‘Managing the impact of COVID-19 on cash flow’  they went into how to ease these cashflow worries. You can click here to watch the webinar but these are the main takeaways.

  • Prepare a 13-week cash flow plan to give you visibility over the next quarter and update this weekly. This will allow you to make predictions.
  • At least 60% of participants said they furloughed staff to address cash flow difficulties. If furloughing, you must understand the process and determine what cash is coming in and going out.
  • Have daily conversations with clients, identify which clients are at risk of going under and agree on payment plans (e.g. collect funds quickly for interim/temp assignments).
  • Train and develop your staff so they are ready for the upturn.
  • Use marketing activities to position yourself as a thought leader in your sector(s). Push your brand constantly but ensure the tone is right.
  • Invest in your database and categorise clients and candidates more effectively. Use this to engage with them and make them feel valued. This can be done through cost-effective outputs including white papers.

The REC’s next webinair is on Thursday 9th APril at 10am and is titled ‘sustaining business performance during COVID-19: supporting new ways of working, good physical and mental wellbeing’. Click here to sign up.