Virtual Team "SMBs have an opportunity to revamp outdated hiring practices by turning to smarter tools that improve hiring efficiency while cutting recruitment costs," says Linda Shaffer. (Image: Shutterstock)

It's a job seeker's market out there, and businesses of all sizes are ramping up their compensation and benefits packages to stay competitive. For small businesses without the capital and clout of larger employers, the challenge can seem insurmountable. But not impossible. In fact, in many ways, the size and agility of smaller businesses can give them an upper hand in recruiting.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is director, content analytics for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.