In line with these findings, most CEOs report some level of skills gap emerging. Over 50 percent report skills gaps in key business functions. “CEOs must now look to attract and retain an entirely new breed of worker,” says Nhlamu Dlomu, Partner, People & Change, KPMG in South Africa. “One who is accustomed to change and comfortable taking the helm on mission-critical issues that CEOs themselves may not have the time or experience to personally own.
Giving employees the chance to innovate and work in an entrepreneurial or collaborative environment is seen as the most effective way to attract new employees (37 percent said this). Non-financial incentives are seen as the best way to retain employees (39 percent said this).
Despite current economic and market uncertainty, Global CEOs express confidence in future growth.