Many countries face a vexing problem: Businesses can often find themselves struggling to fill jobs even as unemployment stays high. But PwC’s 16th Annual Global CEO Survey reveals how this is spurring action that heralds a new business/government relationship, which can drive socioeconomic progress and strengthen business competitiveness and resilience.
The CEO Survey found that more than half of business leaders believe that creating and fostering a skilled workforce should be a priority for their governments1. But participating CEOs see this as a shared responsibility–nearly two-thirds plan to increase their own investment in their nation’s talent pipeline. This growing spirit of collaboration can create powerful common ground for government and business to drive prosperity around the world.