Careers Slideshow: What Your CEO Wants

By Ericka Chickowski  |  Posted 05-10-2010

38%

cited business intelligence as critical to growth via increased penetration of existing markets.

38%

43%

say they'll green-light a moderate increase in investment in technology infrastructure or applications.

43%

16%

expect a significant increase in tech investments.

16%

78%

will encourage moderate to significant increases in investments to realize cost efficiencies.

78%

40%

expect to increase capital expenditure investments.

40%

31%

are "very confident" about achieving revenue growth over the next 12 months, a significant increase from last year when it hovered around 20%.

31%

80%

of North American CEOs are somewhat or very confident about revenue growth over the next year.

80%

67%

of North American CEOs believe the economy will have recovered by the end of 2010.

67%

39%

of CEOs plan to increase headcount across the board; 25% say they're planning on a headcount reduction.

39%

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HR dollars will focus on leadership and talent development&#151a boon for CIOs and senior IT leadership.

38% - Page 10

79%

of CEOs want to increase focus and investment on managing people through change, including redefining employees' roles in the organization.

79%

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Such changes in talent management could mean a shift in IT's reporting structures.

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41%

of CEOs expect to increase their focus on training and development.

41%