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2015 CEO Survey: CEO Ambivalence About Workforce Challenges Hints at Future Risk

Published: 10 April 2015

ID: G00274661

Analyst(s): Diane Morello


While CEOs say that workforce is a priority, their behaviors and attitudes suggest a veneer of benign neglect. CIOs need to keep talent and workforce challenges in the forefront.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Only a quarter of CEOs strongly or moderately believe there's a talent crisis, a level of ambivalence that CIOs might interpret as a license to do nothing
  • Only 2% of CEOs involve chief HR officers in long-range planning, a situation that could be improved if CIOs and CHROs mined talent data to shift the talent horizon
  • One in two CEOs believe that artificial intelligence will eventually absorb millions of middle-class jobs, giving CIOs a mandate to capture and share critical know-how and information

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