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Staffing Remains Most Significant Issue Facing US Small Business

Staffing is now the most significant issues CEOs are facing, according to the March Wall Street Journal/Vistage Small Business CEO Survey as well as the first quarter results from the 2015 Vistage CEO Confidence Index. They are having difficulty finding job candidates with both technical skills and soft skills like communication, problem solving and motivation to excel. Vistage Chief Human Resources Officer Michael Molina has some advice for business owners looking to hire, retain and motivate talented employees.

Introducing the Pulse of Small Business

Discover how you can take action based on the sentiments of hundreds of CEOs and small business owners from across the U.S.

The WSJ/VISTAGE Small Business CEO Survey


A monthly survey measuring the sentiment of U.S. small-business CEOs and owners about the economy. Respondents are limited to businesses with annual revenues of $1 million to $20 million. The findings are analyzed by Dr. Richard Curtin, University of Michigan. View an interactive tool with the full results at

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