Small Medium Enterprises hold off on hiring new staff

The increasing pace of recovery and strong business confidence is not likely to translate into a significant number of new jobs in the SME sector this year, a new study shows. But more businesses are planning to keep the staff they've got. The proportion of small-to-medium enterprise (SME) employers intending to take on new staff in the year to February 2014 is just 8 per cent, according to an analysis of employment intentions by business services firm MYOB. A recent ANZ [...]

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