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Marcum-Hofstra CEO Survey
No. 4, 2021


The economic outlook among mid-market CEOs remains high, even as concerns about the Delta variant of COVID-19 and the availability of qualified job candidates is changing how they will do business over the next 12 months.

The latest CEO survey from Marcum LLP and Hofstra University’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business found about 92 percent of CEOs rated their outlook of the current business environment as a “5” or higher, a slight uptick from the June 2021 survey (about 90%).

Question 1
If you had been planning to bring your employees back to your workplace, has the COVID-19 Delta variant led you to modify these plans?
Question 2
Are you offering your employees an option to permanently work from home?
Question 3
Are you planning to adjust compensation of employees who opt to work from home?
Question 4
What is the nature of the adjustment(s) you plan to make in compensation for employees who opt to work from home?
Question 5
Has your company experienced increased difficulty in attracting qualified candidates in recent months?
Question 6
Has your company had to engage or negotiate differently with qualified candidates to fill open positions?
Question 7
What is your view of the current business environment?
Question 8
What are the most important influences for your business planning in the next 12 months?