This infographic by Stephens Scown shows results highlighting that employment in the UK continues to be driven by small and medium enterprises (SMES).

However, getting employment wrong can be very costly – see why below.


  • SMEs employ 59.1% of people in the UK.
  • 72% of businesses say that their main recruitment difficulty is lack of specialist skills.
  • It costs £8,333 to hire a manager in the UK.

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