The big challenge facing small firms

Thatcher, Mike
July 1996
People Management;7/25/1996, Vol. 2 Issue 15, p20
Discusses small businesses and how they are affected by the human resources (HR) initiatives in Great Britain. Existence of small organizations and its impact to the economy; Major problems encountered and complained by the small businesses' employers; How small firms benefits from a change in the rules regarding funding of training and enterprise councils. INSETS: Keeping the business in the family.;Moving into personnel..


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