“Today’s business environment remains volatile and uncertain. Combine this with the complexity of operating in a world where technological advances mean the skills needed are always changing, and it quickly becomes clear that hiring strategies need to give the Board room for manoeuvre.
”The temptation may be to fill vacancies today and believe the job is done, but the reality is that hiring needs must be matched with long-term business goals. After all, there are lots of candidates, but finding people with appropriate levels of talent is a difficult task. Care must be taken so that the right people, with the right skills are recruited for the right reasons. Anything less, and businesses run the risk of hiring now and paying for it later, with the only result being another delay for growth and recovery.”
Mike Petrook, KPMG Press Office
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