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Global CEOs Are Planning to Hire More Employees Over 3 Years: KPMG Survey

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A recent survey finds that Global CEO confidence has returned to pre-pandemic levels and also planning to hire more employees over the next three years. 

The survey, done by KPMG that included over 1,300 CEOs, found that business leaders are "increasingly optimistic about the outlook for their own business" despite the Delta variant slowing down the ‘return to normal."

KPMG's Global Chairman Bill Thomas said that despite the ongoing uncertainty business leaders are confident about the global economy coming back strong.

"... I am encouraged about what the future holds because business leaders are acknowledging that they need to be the drivers of positive change, supporting measures to tackle environmental dangers, as well as societal challenges - from gender and race to equity and social mobility," said CEO Bill Thomas in a statement. 

Here are five interesting findings from KPMG’s 2021 CEO Outlook Survey:

  • 60% of CEOs are confident about the growth prospects of the global economy over the next three years
  • 87% of CEOs say they’re looking to make deals in the next three years
  • 51% of CEOs are looking to invest in shared office spaces
  • 37% of global executives have already implemented a hybrid work model with most employees remotely working 2-3 days a week
  • 88% of CEOs are planning to increase employee headcount over the next three years

The survey was conducted from June 29 to August 6, with leaders from 11 key industry sectors (asset management, automotive, banking, consumer and retail, energy, infrastructure, insurance, life sciences, manufacturing, technology, and telecommunications).

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