Employees are the lifeblood of every small business. An adroit loyal workforce can help small business owners build a successful enterprise efficiently and profitably. So it’s no surprise that acquiring and retaining the best talent is among the most important ongoing tasks for an entrepreneur. Earning a decent wage is a perpetual concern, but new issues have also become part of the employment negotiation, such as paid family leave and opportunities for employees to develop their skills. As you search for and try to hold onto top talent, consider these hiring strategies.

 

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https://www.shrm.org/research/surveyfindings/pages/social-media-recruiting-screening-2015.aspx

 

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