20 ideas & tips for SME

Most small and medium-sized enterprises (SME*) have learned take measures to be able to ride out economic hard times, but are you also prepared for better times? Research carried out by Robert Half shows that entrepreneurs’ confidence is riding high. Now that the economic pulse is stronger again, it is time to seize new opportunities.

Based on our extensive experience with small and medium-sized enterprises and our comprehensive research on the employment market, we have charted five areas that companies would do well to study carefully as they steer their course through the ever-changing entrepreneurial world. 


  • Staff retention
  • Hiring staff
  • Company culture
  • Social media
  • Planning


In addition to a handful of pitfalls that can be avoided, we also share 20 ideas that can help you stay on track. We hope you find this information useful and invite you to contact your Robert Half consultant for any assistance in developing a plan to optimise your company. 

* SME are small and medium-sized enterprises with less than 250 employees and with a maximum annual turnover of € 50 million or an annual balance sheet total of € 43 million (as determined by the European Commission).


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