HIRING OUTLOOK / INFLATION CONCERNS / FACE MASKS IN THE WORKPLACE
The business outlook among mid-market CEOs continues to improve, but their optimism is tempered by concerns about rising post-pandemic inflation, according to the latest CEO survey from Marcum LLP and Hofstra University’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business.
About 90 percent of CEOs rated their economic outlook at a “5” or higher, up from 75 percent in the April 2021 survey. Nearly half - about 47percent - said their outlook ranked at an “8” or higher, compared to 33 percent in the previous Marcum-Hofstra poll.
How has the receding of the COVID-19 crisis impacted your company's hiring plans?
Are you having difficulty, or do you anticipate having difficulty, finding qualified candidates?
Are you concerned that the recent spike in inflation represents the beginning of a long-term inflationary cycle, rather than a short-term situation?
If not mandated by your state/municipality, will you continue to require your employees to wear masks in the workplace?
What is your view of the current business environment?
What are the most important influences for your business planning in the next 12 months?