The State of Leadership Development in Small and Mid-Sized Businesses (SMBs)

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SMBs (small and mid-size businesses), or SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) as they are also known, contribute more than 99% to the U.S. GDP while accounting for more than two-thirds of all new jobs in recent decades. In spite of this, a literature review uncovered very little information on leadership development practices in smaller organizations. Most studies that review best talent management practices focus on large organizations where resources are greater. 

The purpose of this 2017 study was to identify challenges and best practices among SMBs in the New Jersey/New York market in particular, and to benchmark SMBs with larger organizations with whom they compete for talent.

What's Inside?

Executive Summary.
Gain quick insights via an overview of key study results. Eight of the study’s twelve infographics are included with an overview of important takeaways.
The State of Leadership Development in SMBs.
Acquire insights into the importance, maturity and key talent management challenges of SMBs. The study offers best practices and insights from additional articles and studies.
SMB Current Talent Management Initiatives.
Explore the goals, programs and current initiatives reported by study participants.
What's Working?
Gather insights into critical success factors, best practices, and ideas to leverage.
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