This week we celebrate National Small Business Week, in which the federal government recognizes the contributions of small businesses to the economic well-being of the nation.
I am incredibly passionate about small businesses – they are vital to getting Americans back to work and are developing marketing innovations that will ultimately strengthen America’s competitive advantage in the global economy.
As the economy improves, businesses large and small are going to be fighting for the best talent.
Employees who have stayed loyal because of fear of making a change in dire economic times are starting to look in earnest.
The best employees may even have the luxury of choosing between multiple options.
In a recent Monster-conducted poll, small businesses across the country told us they’re finding the current business environment to be more positive, and in turn, more than 60% felt that their ability to hire the right talent has become more challenging. The smartest firms we’ve encountered are already preparing to compete in this coming war for talent.