How an economic climate of recession impacts upon the behaviour of organisations in respect of planning, flexibility and recruitment strategy.

Human Resource Planning, flexibility and recruitment strategy responds to and reflects changes in the labour market. Soft HRM strategy considers that people are assets and a source of competitive advantage but in a harder economic climate, cost considerations may dominate HRM strategy making. Discuss how an economic climate of recession impacts upon the behaviour of organisations in respect of planning, flexibility and recruitment strategy.

You should be prepared to use case study and organisational examples to illustrate your answer. These cases and examples can be from the UK or from an international context