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CEO survey reveals change management agenda

26 February 2010

A new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has offered more evidence that UK business leaders are prioritising change management skills as the economic recovery continues.

The organisation's 13th annual CEO survey found that 85 per cent of chief executives now plan to overhaul the way their company manages the workforce during periods of change.

Based on interviews with about 70 chief executives from British businesses, the study revealed that many leaders intend to increase headcount and invest more money in training and development over the next 12 months.

The findings also suggested a growth in interim management opportunities, with 59 per cent of chief executives looking to change their approach to flexible working practices this year.

PwC partner Michael Rendell said that company leaders are beginning to focus on "the people agenda".

He added: "Galvanising employees and executives with the right skills and experience will be critical to operating and competing effectively in the emerging environment."

According to the latest Jobs Outlook report from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, one in four UK employers are planning to increase the number of temporary appointments they make over the next year.

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