It would seem to me that now would be a very good time for companies to carry on as if it was business as usual. Other than some cost containment and fewer people around, what has really changed? Organizations must continue to move forward with their strategic plans (albeit somewhat modified) and they should always include looking the skill sets you have today versus the skill sets you'll need tomorrow and get a talent plan in place that will address these needs in a timely manner.
I don't understand how some companies can only look at numbers of people in their teams and not at what skill sets those people have. Having the right talent in place at the right time is critical for success. If you only count people or you manage to a payroll number and do not take into account the future and current state of your business you are setting yourself up for failure.
This is a great time to really understand the talent needs of the business and develop a winning talent strategy. The future industry leaders are!