ROBERT HALF RELEASES LATEST INSTALLMENT IN SMALL BUSINESS SERIES: 20 Ideas for Small Businesses and Pitfalls to Avoid

TORONTO, June 2 /CNW/ - Most small business owners have learned to prepare for tough times but are they ready for improving conditions? To help business leaders position their firms for success in a stronger economy, Robert Half has published a new resource, 20 Ideas for Small Businesses and Pitfalls to Avoid. Part of The Robert Half Small Business Series (http://www.roberthalf.us/smallbusinesscentre), the guide is designed to provide small business owners with advice for recruiting, retaining and motivating their teams, and improving their companies' productivity and profitability.

20 Ideas for Small Businesses and Pitfalls to Avoid provides practical, real-world strategies small businesses can use to boost retention, hire strategically, enhance corporate culture, build customer relationships online, and update infrastructure and policies. In addition to providing ideas that can help businesses take advantage of new opportunities, it also points out some common mistakes that can derail companies from staying on track.

"The Robert Half Small Business Series is intended to provide small business leaders with ideas and insights that can help them increase productivity and profits through differentiation," said Kathryn Bolt, Canadian president of Robert Half International. "With over 60 years of experience working with small and midsize organisations, we have a great understanding of their unique needs and concerns. Our small business guides and Small Business Resource Centre address critical issues and provide practical solutions particularly relevant to these companies."

The first two guides in the series include Post-Recession Leadership Strategies: A Small Business Guide to Hiring, Managing and Retaining Staff and Go The Extra Mile: Building a Service-Oriented Small Business. Owners of small and midsize companies can access additional tools and resources, including an advice library, testimonials, special offers and an online small business community, at roberthalf.us/smallbusinesscentre.

About The Robert Half Small Business Series

The Robert Half Small Business Series is designed to provide business leaders with ideas and insights that can help them increase productivity and profits. For more advice and research, visit the Robert Half Small Business Resource Centre at roberthalf.us/smallbusinesscentre and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/smallbizhiring.

About Robert Half International

Founded in 1948, Robert Half is the world's first and largest specialized staffing firm, with more than 350 offices worldwide. The company's professional staffing divisions include Accountemps(R), Robert Half(R) Finance & Accounting and Robert Half(R) Management Resources, for temporary, full-time and senior-level project professionals, respectively, in the fields of accounting and finance; OfficeTeam(R), for highly skilled office and administrative support professionals; Robert Half(R) Technology, for project and full-time technology professionals; Robert Half(R) Legal, for project and full-time staffing of lawyers, law clerks, paralegals and legal support personnel; and The Creative Group(R), for interactive, design, marketing, advertising and public relations professionals. For more information about the specialized staffing and recruitment divisions of Robert Half, visit roberthalf.com, and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/RobertHalf_CAN.

SOURCE Robert Half International (Canada)

For further information: Nadia Santoli, (416) 350-2330, nadia.santoli@rhi.com

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