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More Firms Say Competitors Seek to Hire Away Their Talent

There has been a sharp increase in companies reporting that competitors are trying to recruit their top people, according to a global survey released by Right Management, the talent and career management unit within ManpowerGroup. Nearly two out of three employers now complain that other companies seek to hire away their organization’s leaders compared with just 42% last year.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter May 15 2013

Companies Turn to New CEOs

In an exhaustive 2012 study of Chief Executives, “Time for New CEOs,” Booz & Co. management consultants, reports the highest number of planned CEO successions at the world’s largest 2,500 public companies in the history of the study and finds that companies often seek familiarity in new CEOs. It also asserts that the “global CEO” is more myth than reality.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter May 22 2013

Small-Business Owner Roller Coaster Continues

After March’s disappointing drop in small-business confidence, April’s Small Business Optimism index of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), rose 2.6 points to 92.1, just above the recovery average of 90.7. Yet pessimism abounds within the sector, as still far more of those surveyed expect business conditions to be worse in six months than those who think they will be better. Most cite taxes. regulations and weak sales as their chief challenges going forward.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Small Business May 22 2013

CEO Confidence Index Falls 3.5% in May 2013

The CEO Confidence Index fell 3.5% in May 2013 to 5.86 out of a possible 10.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Confidence Index May 25 2013

Bad Apple or Good Apple in the Tax Avoidance Bushel?

Carl Levin, the chairman of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, ahead of a high-profile congressional hearing accused Apple of seeking “the Holy Grail of tax avoidance” by creating “offshore entities holding tens of billions of dollars, while claiming to be tax resident nowhere.” Apple, the Cupertino, CA giant. recently “took a bite” out of its corporate tax liabilities and caused a public outcry. But the ethical issues raised by such a move do not begin or end with them alone, observed Crown CEO Chuck Bentley in the Washington Post, in a piece titled “Apple’s tax ethics: Unpatriotic or Shrewdness in Action.”

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter May 30 2013
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Honeywell CEO David Cote Named 2013 CEO of the Year

ChiefExecutive.net May 31 2013

Gauging the Impact of Obamacare on SMEs

The signature legislative achievement of President Obama’s tenure, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), was born without a single Republican vote in Congress and nurtured to fruition by the Supreme Court of the United States. The impact on small and medium size business will force many CEOs to make difficult choices.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter June 12 2013

The CEO Confidence Index Jumps 3.9% in June, but CEOs Remain Skeptical and Cautious During Tepid Economic Recovery

The CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive’s monthly gauge of CEOs’ expectations for business conditions over the next 12 months, rose 3.9% in June to 6.09 out of a possible 10. This is the highest rating the Confidence Index has seen since May of 2011, when the measure was also 6.09.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Confidence Index June 15 2013

Cars Are the Next Mobile Tech Platform

The car is the next great proving ground for communications technology, General Motors Co Chief Executive Dan Akerson told the Chief Executive Club of Boston recently. Not only will the automobile become a major platform for mobile tech, it is “one with far better battery life than an iPhone,” he told the group.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Newsletter - General , Technology June 20 2013

The Hidden Impact of Delayed ACA Health Penalties on Business

Conceding, in effect, implementation problems with the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration is delaying enforcement of a key provision of the new health-care law that requires large employers to provide coverage for workers or pay a penalty in 2014, the biggest revision so far to the federal health-care overhaul. The knock-on effects for business may prove significant.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance July 5 2013

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