Hiring at a small business can be a bit of a nightmare. The time spent sifting through piles of resumes and scheduling interviews is only balanced by the benefit of finding a dedicated new worker who can add to the company.
But what if you can't find one?
For small firms looking to take on new staff, the high unemployment rate doesn't necessarily mean a flood of qualified applicants. A survey of small business owners showed that a large minority could not fill jobs posted in July because applicants were unqualified.
It can take time to train new employees, especially if they don't have the skills you're looking for. But it was can cost you just as much not hiring help when you need it.