The Robert Walters Guide to Recruitment for Small Businesses

Businesses Advised to Provide “Freedom and Flexibility” to Attract Top Talent

Businesses Advised to Provide “Freedom and Flexibility” to Attract Top Talent

Small businesses are being advised to adopt a good work-life balance in their office or risk losing top talent, Robert Walters has suggested. The Robert Walters Guide to Recruitment for Small Businesses revealed that, for 88% of professionals, flexible working was an important consideration to evaluating potential employers by while 87% said they looked to work for companies which have a regular review and feedback process in place. Just 69% of the survey respondents said salary and benefits had a strong influence on whether they applied for a job – suggesting the recruitment playing field against larger corporations is more level than many small businesses think. However, this misconception appears to be a real concern for small enterprise owners with 67% of the impression that they aren&... »