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Small Businesses Attract High Flyers

Small Businesses Attract High Flyers

Small firms are finding it easier to attract high-flying job candidates, due to the number of successful employees made redundant from big businesses, research from telecoms business O2 has revealed. The Not So Little Britain report found that a quarter of all employees recruited by small businesses now come from larger companies, due to changes in the job market caused by the recession. The study also highlighted how small firms contribute to the economy, predicting that small firms will generate more than 200,000 jobs a year from 2010. According to O2, small businesses have already overtaken bigger organisations regarding job growth in certain industry sectors — they accounted for 82 % of job growth in the construction sector during the last economic cycle and 93% of new jobs in th... »

O2 Launches Search for Small Business Network

O2 has launched an initiative to find a team of web developers to create a network for businesses.  The winning team of developers will be sponsored with a monthly allowance in consideration for O2 having an option to buy their business for up to £1 million at the end of 12 months. Called ‘The O2 Incubator Project’, the focus of the initiative is on small businesses and O2 are encouraging developers’ applications to reflect their ideas in this area. O2 has identified an opportunity using its business insights and customer experience, and is inviting developer applicants to input their creative ideas and skills to produce an attractive proposition for businesses. Developers interested in applying for The O2 Incubator Project should go to the initiative’s w... »