UK SMEs keen to invest but being held back by impact of inflation
- Business Barometer
- 05 Aug 2022
Each quarter 1,000 UK SME owners across a range of sectors, regions and sizes, are surveyed by specialist independent researcher, Kantar, on Close Brothers’ behalf.
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of UK SMEs are finding it difficult to fill existing vacancies as they don’t get enough interest from ‘minority’ candidates
Published August 2019
The UK’s SMEs strongly believed that having a diverse workforce is both beneficial to their bottom line and makes it easier to attract candidates. Over 70% of respondents agreed that diversity is good for their financial performance, contrasted to only 18% who did not; the remaining 11% were ‘unsure’. The benefits of having a diverse workforce was also well understood, with 64% of the opinion it made their business more attractive to candidates.