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TABLE:...And Giving Back

Perhaps their own sacrifices make small-business owners more responsive to

employees' personal needs. In a survey last fall by Wirthlin Worldwide, 58% of

400 business owners with sales of $1 million to $3 million said balancing work

and family is a major part of their workplace culture. Just 28% of Fortune 1000

executives gave a similar response in a Wirthlin poll two years ago. Although

they have fewer resources and less flexibility than their corporate brethren, a

majority of small-business owners told Wirthlin they manage to offer employees

flexible work rules and schedules. A solid minority, however, are more rigid.


82% have business casual dressing 11%

47% allow job sharing 26%

49% use temps, part-timers, or consultants 31%

53% have compressed workweeks and flextime options 25%

26% let workers telecommute 46%

Source: Key Corp./Wirthlin Worldwide

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