Recent economic indicators are showing that despite all the news and updates that a recovery is under way a lot of small to medium sized companies are having problems finding steady work. Decreased workload usually means that some cuts have to be made. Since employee wages are a huge expense on the books of every company, to really cut down on costs it's necessary for a company to bring the number of employees down. This is a very unpopular measure, and should always be considered once all other options have been exhausted, but to save the company and those employees that do remain, some changes will have to be made. What happens do when business does pick up? How to manage additional workload then?