Larger companies hold advantages over smaller companies in recruiting, relocating and onboarding new employees. That's because they put in more money, structure and organizational support behind these efforts, according to the 2012 Allied Workforce Mobility Survey by Allied Van Lines.

Despite this, smaller companies do have advantages as well as opportunities to compete head-on with larger employers, the survey finds. Smaller companies equally perform as well as larger companies when percentage of new employees. Flexible work arrangements and work environment are also advantages small companies are competitive with over large companies.

For respondents at larger companies, 46 percent say their recruitment programs are highly successful.  Twenty-eight percent of respondents at smaller companies rate their recruitment programs as highly successful when they leverage the best practices and significant resources.

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