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Man working in PJs Small businesses can easily appeal to top talent by offering flexible work schedules or remote roles. (Photo: Shutterstock)

If you’re like many small business CEOs, you’re probably thinking that despite some ongoing market volatility, your growth outlook is pretty good this year, and you may be considering additional hiring. But with the national unemployment rate at 4 percent—just up from the all-time low of 3.7 percent in October of 2018—the competition for talented workers is sure to be intense.


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