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Marcum-Hofstra CEO Survey
No. 3, 2021


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.

Question 1
How has the receding of the COVID-19 crisis impacted your company's hiring plans?
Question 2
Are you having difficulty, or do you anticipate having difficulty, finding qualified candidates?
Question 3
Are you concerned that the recent spike in inflation represents the beginning of a long-term inflationary cycle, rather than a short-term situation?
Question 4
If not mandated by your state/municipality, will you continue to require your employees to wear masks in the workplace?
Question 5
What is your view of the current business environment?
Question 6
What are the most important influences for your business planning in the next 12 months?