The Committee for Economic Development (CED) is beginning a campaign to get business leaders involved in postsecondary education reform. To launch the effort, CED is releasing a report with data that underscore this urgency.
In business, quality leadership is paramount to success. Yet, according to DDIâ€™s 2011 Global Leadership Forecast, only 18 percent of HR professionals said their company had enough talent to meet its future leadership needs.
Also, the survey of 500 senior decision makers from European businesses, government agencies and civil society organizations found that just 18 percent of companies and bodies plan to increase spending on skills and training over the next year.
Forty one percent of CFOs said lack of communication between staff and management is the most frequent misstep companies make in managing their teams, according to a recent survey. Lack of recognition and praise was cited by 28 percent of respondents.
New professional and managerial level employees face a make-or-break â€œrace for impactâ€ as businesses demand more from staff during the tough economic climate, according to a global study from recruitment services firm Futurestep.
Steve Singh has served as the CEO of Concur, a provider of integrated travel and expense management services, since 1996, and as a director since 1993. Prior, Singh was general manager of the Contact Management Division at Symantec Corp.