Staffing firms of all sizes are looking ahead, taking steps to reduce their non-technology costs, invest less in technology, limit new hires, and cut existing staff. Larger firms have been more aggressive in taking steps to prepare for a possible recession than the smaller firms. To help prepare for an eventual recession, 116 staffing firms that survived the Great Recession of 2007-2009 offer eight actionable recommendations. These include increasing emphasis on selling to less recession-sensitive clients and industries, becoming less concentrated with regard to client base, cutting non-technology costs, investing less in technology, limiting new hires, cutting existing staff, and narrowing focus of business/wind down less profitable operations.