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Small businesses demand more skilled workersWEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2013 10:04 AM

Small businesses demand more skilled workers Job seekers may have a good idea of what their strengths and weaknesses are, but the results of a career aptitude test can provide an additional level of confirmation. With this information, individuals can search for employment opportunities with a better sense of their abilities and skills.

This knowledge can be important - especially among those who want to work for small businesses. The recently released results of a Robert Half survey reveal that 60 percent of more than 300 small business owners and managers believe finding skilled workers is their greatest challenge in terms of hiring and managing employees.

Paul McDonald, the senior executive director with Robert Half, told Fox Business that a current talent shortage is driving competition in the job market. Small businesses are not only competing with one another, but larger companies as well.

"Large corporations often have established brand recognition and larger human resources budgets, which can provide an advantage when attracting talent," said McDonald, in a statement. "But small businesses may appeal to professionals who want to acquire a variety of experiences and move up quickly."

With this knowledge, job seekers could develop their skills and possibly become the types of candidates small businesses are in desperate need of.


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