Responding to the Challenges and Opportunities of Workforce 2000
We report results of a national study examining the impact of demographic changes in the American workforce on small business management practices. Telephone interviews with a national random sample of 94 small business owners explored a) if small business owners are aware of changing workforce demographics, and b) if these small business owners are proactively responding to these changes by modifying their personnel practices. Findings indicate that while small business managers are aware of changing workforce demographics, only a minority have changed their practices to take advantage of the new population available to them.
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