7 ways for employers—Big or small—To recruit & retain in ’08

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by Chuck Martin

If you work for a large organization, get ready to fight with small ones for your employees.

If you work for a small organization, get ready to spend more on the pay and benefits that will lure big-company stars over to your shop.

Statistically speaking, almost no large organizations will add a significant number of employees to their staffs this year. Five percent of small companies will. Eight percent of large companies will significantly decrease their staffs, while virtually no small companies will.

Employees: Small is beautiful

Credit some of this shift to employees’ ongoing love affair with small organizations: 33% of people who work for large organizations say they would rather work for a small firm. A third of employees say they wish they worked for a midsize company, and just 14% say they prefer being part of a large work force.

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