Global monthly highlights: October 2014

October 2014

Research and insights

Up close and professional: the family factor. Global Family Business Survey 2014
This is our 7th survey of family businesses globally, and covers more companies, and more markets, than ever before. We spoke with nearly 2,400 family business decision makers in over 40 countries, including family members who manage their firms, and CEOs brought in from outside. Explore the issues that family businesses are tackling now and in the future, to professionalise both the business and the family.
Managing cyber risks in an interconnected world: Global State of Information Security Survey 2015
Today, cybersecurity has become a persistent business risk - and an issue that concerns not only IT and security professionals, but the C-suite and boardroom too. Browse results from this annual worldwide study - by PwC, CIO magazine, and CSO magazine - covering issues such as the frequency of information security incidents, financial losses due to security events, information security budgets, and more. As information security risks continue to rise, we present some of the security safeguards you can implement to manage today’s elevated threats.
A new vision for growth: Key trends in human capital 2014
This report reveals that a more strategic approach to resourcing is required, as economies emerge from recession and look for growth. Rather than rushing to recruit, organisations have much to gain by concentrating initially on growth from existing human capital resources, before then growing the workforce at a slower rate. Find out more about these 'smart growth' principles as well as other key workforce trends from around the world.
Treasury shown in a new light: PwC global treasury survey 2014
This survey looks at how, in the years following the financial crisis, treasury teams have expanded their influence more widely across the organisation – getting closer to the business operations and allowing them to move on from the historical transactional focus on producing data, to bring more value-added insight into the risks facing the business.
Delivering more for less – a study on HR operational excellence
People have become accustomed to the ease, speed and intuition of the on-line shopping experience - and they now want this in other aspects of their daily lives, including their interactions with HR. We examined the views of 150 organisations from around the world to find out whether their operational teams are equipped to meet evolving workforce expectations. Find out which factors mark out the most effective HR operations and the developments needed to keep up with the rising bar of business demands.
Corporate performance: what do investors want to know?
Understanding the needs of investors and analysts is crucial for management teams looking to maximise the effectiveness of their formal reporting to the capital markets. This report, the second in our series analysing the broader information needs of investment professionals, focuses on how management teams can best tell their performance story through more integrated corporate reporting.
Anticipating problems, finding solutions: Global Annual Review 2014
Our Global Annual Review looks at PwC’s performance in FY 2014 and illustrates – through facts, figures and stories – the highlights of the past year. Find out about our clients, our people and our commitment to corporate responsibility. And discover how we’ve moved to meet – and get ahead of – the evolution of our marketplace by bringing Strategy& on board.

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