Are you planning to take on more new staff in the early part of 2010? According to smallbusiness.co.uk there are quite a few of you out there who are planning to increase your workforce.
Small businesses say they intend to take on more staff in the New Year.
One-quarter of SMEs are planning to hire in the next three months, of 2,000 small businesses surveyed by software company Sage.
Brendan Flattery, managing director of Sage’s small business division, says: ‘The fact that small businesses are starting to think about recruitment in such significant numbers is a very encouraging sign. But there is still a long way to go and good financial planning will be key to their recovery.’
However, the findings in the poll are in contrast to claims made by accountancy firm BDO that many companies will not be hiring more staff when the recovery comes.