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Talent availability remains a significant concern for CEOs everywhere. In an age in which companies are increasingly differentiated by the talent they can deploy, this shouldn’t come as a surprise.
More than half of US CEOs point to the availability of key skills as a potential threat to growth in 2013. With talent widely recognized as central to powering growth, more CEOs are taking action. In fact, nearly three-quarters of US CEOs expect to change their talent management strategies, with 18% prepared to make major changes in the coming year. (Explore the data)
They are willing to commit resources, with 65% of US CEOs planning to invest in creating and fostering a skilled workforce in their home country. But they also don’t expect to do it alone: 68% of US CEOs said building a skilled workforce should be a top government priority. (Watch the CEO insights videos)