Goodwins, Sara
January 2008
People Management;1/24/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 2, Special section p22
The article focuses on the competition between small and big firms in providing rewards to employees. Small- or medium-sized enterprises (SME) have two strengths not enjoyed to the same extent by larger organisations, flexibility to negotiate the best conditions of employment for both business and employee, and the ability to recognise each member of staff's individuality. Pensions are another area where smaller companies may struggle to compete with bigger players. Even so, smaller firms can do things with pensions that a large company cannot.


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