Stop the recruitment rot – why teleworking can help small business recruit and retain staff

February 2003
Management Services;Feb2003, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p6
Academic Journal
According to research by British-based recruitment consultants Reed, half of all small businesses in Great Britain are struggling to recruit suitable staff. The situation will likely get worse with skills shortages, recruitment problems and staff retention moving to the top of the agenda for small businesses. Demographic changes and the tightening economy play a major role. The implication for small firms is they need to offer a more practical and flexible way of working for current and future employees. Teleworking may be the best option for many businesses. Employers need to recognize that their staff can be much more efficient working from home and in control of their working day. Technology developments like broadband Internet services add further impetus to teleworking, replacing slow dial-up connections with secure, high-speed links to the home.


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