The Lucas Group SMB Job Generation Outlook began in 2013 as the only national report defining the economic and employment landscape for small to mid-sized businesses. Four times each year, this graphical and fact-filled report presents a timely, in-depth analysis of data provided by hundreds of SMB executives across multiple industries. Baseline research conducted by Polaris Marketing Research elicits current views, factual employment activity and impending hiring plans as reported by SMB chairmen, CEOs, CFOs, COOs, presidents, and executive vice presidents. The report remains the only research and insightful analysis of small business trends and future hiring plans, with an implicit focus on how current economic, political and sociological influences, such as minimum wage, immigration reform, governmental impact, talent acquisition and more are impacting employment strategies.
Lucas Group is the North American leader in executive and management recruiting, and an expert on the U.S. employment and hiring economies since 1970. With more than 350 Associates and 15 offices nationwide, Lucas Group serves small to mid-sized businesses and Fortune 500 companies. A modern business culture, highly consultative recruiting methodologies, unrivaled talent resources and ongoing research initiatives have valuable impact on markets and clients. The Lucas Group SMB Job Generation Outlook is an example of the firm’s commitment to understanding clients’ challenges and opportunities, the outlook for small businesses, and helping companies make sound decisions. Lucas Group’s focus spans seven practice areas, including Accounting and Finance, HR, IT, Legal, Sales and Marketing, Manufacturing and Military Transition.