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Addressing the talent challenges
Changes in demographics and the nature of work have made it harder than ever to find and keep the right people - and business leaders are balancing this imperative with cost containment. How are businesses addressing this talent challenge? They’re thinking more strategically about getting the talent pipeline right, focusing more on getting the right information about their workforce and investing more in their people. They’re also doing more to empower staff and improve organisational agility. And importantly, companies are rebuilding trust with society – starting from within, with their employees.
Resilient organisations recognise that how they respond to uncertainty is as important as how they control it. In an environment where change is constant and where businesses must take greater risks to achieve the same rewards as in the past, the challenge is to become much more agile and adaptable – and indeed, to turn uncertainty into an opportunity. To do this, leading companies are improving their responsiveness through organisational design and management, and looking beyond the enterprise to improve systemic resilience.
In a super-connected world, the speed and scale of disruptive change is happening at an unprecedented level. More collaboration between more stakeholders can help not only to weather tough times, but to find opportunity and thrive in uncertainty. Trust is essential for creating and strengthening the relationships that build stronger institutions, businesses and societies.
In order to grow in an environment of constant disruption, businesses are adapting their approach to becoming more competitive. They’re being more selective in how and where they grow – while at the same time assessing a wider range of growth markets. They’re getting closer to their markets, developing local capabilities and a deeper understanding of local stakeholders. Businesses are also improving their operational effectiveness – balancing cost cutting and value creation. And companies are turning more to partnerships to achieve these goals.
Bruce Hassall, CEO of PwC New Zealand, introduces key findings from our survey of New Zealand CEOs.
New tax laws for financial reporting have come into effect from 1 April 2014.
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What risks do Australasia's banks face in the current climate and how are they prioritising them?
Based on responses from more than 650 bankers worldwide – including 16 from Australia and New Zealand – we warn new banking regulations introduced since the global financial crisis, and the accompanying global political backlash against banks, could damage the banking industry and hold back economic recovery.
Download the Banking Banana Skins 2014 report
New Zealand family businesses have grown more than the global average according to our 2014 Family Business Survey which shows 74% of New Zealand family businesses have grown in the last 12 months versus 65% globally.
More bullish about future growth, 94% of New Zealand family businesses are aiming to grow over the next five years compared to 85% of global respondents, and 100% of those predicting growth are confident of achieving it.
To remain successful, New Zealand’s family businesses must innovate, attract the right skills and differentiate themselves.
Read our Family business survey 2014 for more insights.