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Chat apps are sending small business employees and customers the right message

Don’t delete small business email accounts just yet, but it seems that a new generation of business chat software increasingly is finding its way into the workplace to aid communication.  With the trend toward more flexible and remote work options to attract and retain employees; the adoption of chat apps boosts collaboration among small business … Continue reading Chat apps are sending small business employees and customers the right message »

Flexible work is a priority for today’s small business employees, survey finds

Flexible hours and remote work options increasingly are priorities for today’s small business employees. These findings comes from a joint study of 314 U.S. small business employees and 47 small business owners conducted by Justworks, an all-in-one benefits, HR, and payments platform for small business, and SquareFoot, a marketplace for commercial real estate. Among the … Continue reading Flexible work is a priority for today’s small business employees, survey finds »

Small businesses can bolster hiring plans for the New Year with flexible work options

Forecasts are like the weather. They can change rapidly. But right now there are signals that small business is planning for growth in 2017. Small business insurance provider Insureon surveyed over 1,000 small-business owners in November to find out about their plans for growth next year. Among respondents, 82% said that they plan “at least … Continue reading Small businesses can bolster hiring plans for the New Year with flexible work options »

Small businesses hiring is up. Make sure remote employees are productive and engaged

Small businesses aren’t letting uncertainty over the upcoming presidential election or holiday shopping dampen their outlook. A just released Fall/Winter Chase Business Leaders Outlook finds that 65% of nearly 900 small businesses surveyed are optimistic about their business over the next 12 months, and 55% feel the same way about their industry.  On the economy, … Continue reading Small businesses hiring is up. Make sure remote employees are productive and engaged »

Small business employees feel more productive working remotely, survey finds

If you want your small business employees to be most productive, let them work remotely. A recent survey from FlexJobs found that only 7% of workers say that the office is their location of choice if they need to be most productive on important work-related projects. Regarding preferred working environments, 51% of employees would prefer … Continue reading Small business employees feel more productive working remotely, survey finds »