There are over 2 million small enterprises trading in Australia.  Enterprises employing fewer than 19 staff accounted for 96% of all businesses and employed 46% of all private sector Australian workers. By contrast enterprises with more than 200 employees account for 0.3% of businesses and employ 30% of workers.  As our previous White Papers have shown, the small to medium size enterprise sector is a crucial growth engine of the Australian economy, yet has struggled to implement effective HR functions like HR Outsourcing, that reduces cost, lower risk and make a genuine difference to the performance of their workforce.

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