What is a Hiring Freeze?
A hiring freeze is a temporary cessation in hiring new employees.
How Does a Hiring Freeze Work?
Let's say Company XYZ is running out of cash and needs to conserve in every way it can. To avoid laying off employees, it institutes a hiring freeze, meaning that any open positions at the company remain unfilled until further notice.
Why Does a Hiring Freeze Matter?
Hiring freezes are methods of conservingand are almost always a reflection of financial within a company. They can also strain morale because employees may have been counting on hiring new employees to relieve backlogs, overloads or skills shortages.