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Graduates may enjoy the more 'informal' nature of a small business

Published: Wednesday, 11 May 2011   Category: All Graduate job news

University-leavers looking for a more personable experience in their graduate roles may should apply for jobs at small-business, as owners of these firm's "enjoy a much closer and more informal relationship with their employees".

That is according to Phil McCabe, spokesman for the Forum of Private Business, who suggested that employees may find their ideas taken on board.

"Some managers can also treat staff suggestions with a degree of suspicion, thinking the employee concerned has some sort of an agenda they’re looking to pursue," he said.

"However, I think this is much less the case when it comes to smaller businesses, where business owners enjoy a much closer and more informal relationship with their employees."

A recent survey conducted by phone company T-Mobile found that around 56 per cent of small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) owners would use their own gut instinct to make a business decision.

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