Over a quarter of SMEs hiring in 2011

Over a quarter of small and medium businesses (SME) plan to hire more staff next year, found an Orange SME research. The survey also found that 76 per cent of businesses predict a more prosperous year or the same level of success for their business in 2011. Three-quarters (74 per cent) of SMEs were considering or planning to introduce flexible working options, citing staff efficiency as the main drive. And more than half (52 per cent) intend to spend more on information technology.