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What small businesses can do to get job candidates to say “yes” in today’s tight talent market

Small business owners continue to find it difficult to fill job openings, reports the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) in its “March 2017 Report: Small Business Optimism Index.” The NFIB says that this is one of the tightest labor markets in the 43-year history of the survey. The organization found that 17% of small … Continue reading What small businesses can do to get job candidates to say “yes” in today’s tight talent market »

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 »

Small businesses are hiring as they gear up for growth, survey finds

Small businesses are hanging out “help wanted” signs. The 2016 American Express OPEN Small Business Monitor released in April indicates that 39% of small businesses plan to hire over the next six months up from 34% last year. Among their staffing needs, 16% of small businesses plan to hire part-time only employees, 11% are looking … Continue reading Small businesses are hiring as they gear up for growth, survey finds »