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Prospective hires look for flexibility, easy-going co-workers, and the ability to take longer breaks from work

Asked to rank job characteristics in order of importance, prospective hires put flexible work options and a good rapport with colleagues at the top of the list. Money is important, but prospective employees’ needs go beyond their salary: they only ranked it third among the top five priorities. In the survey, conducted between November 2016 and March 2017, PwC Hungary asked 13,000 high schoolers, college students and recent graduates about their job preferences.

Digitisation and the skills crunch: no CEO left unfazed

Hungarian CEOs are confident about their company’s growth prospects over the next 12 months, but are less optimistic about Hungarian and global economic growth. Looking at target markets, the US and China have grown in importance, while Germany remains the country CEOs view as the most important. CEOs identified innovation and human capital as the two areas they most want to strengthen in order to capitalise on new opportunities. They are concerned that key skills shortages, which have become more acute in recent years, could impair their outlook. In fact, 92% of CEOs say this is the single biggest obstacle to their company’s growth.

Prospective hires look for flexibility, easy-going co-workers, and the ability to take longer breaks from work

Asked to rank job characteristics in order of importance, prospective hires put flexible work options and a good rapport with colleagues at the top of the list. Money is important, but prospective employees’ needs go beyond their salary: they only ranked it third among the top five priorities. In the survey, conducted between November 2016 and March 2017, PwC Hungary asked 13,000 high schoolers, college students and recent graduates about their job preferences.

Majority of global financial services companies plan to increase FinTech partnerships as 88% concerned they will lose revenue to innovators

A large majority of global banks, insurers and investment managers intend to increase their partnerships with FinTech companies over the next 3 - 5 years and expect an average return on investment of 20% on their innovation projects, according to a new PwC report Redrawing the lines: FinTech’s growing influence on Financial Services.

European city hotels set for continued growth in 2017-18, despite security and geopolitical uncertainty

Resilient European economies, the continued popularity of Mediterranean leisure destinations and Europe’s importance for business travellers, should drive hotel occupancy and revenues in 2017, according to the latest PwC European Cities Hotel Forecast.

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