Last month, Deloitte published the results of its Spring 2014 survey of middle-market perspectives, covering topics from human capital to product development, interest rates to unemployment, and technology to international issues. A few nuggets from the report are listed below:
- Over the past 12 months, 37% of middle-market business executives said their company increased its full-time headcount; 43% expect their company to boost employment over the next 12 months
- More than a third of the respondents said one of their company’s investment priorities over the coming year will be to upgrade existing IT systems or implement new systems
- Nearly two-thirds of the companies surveyed generate some revenue from international markets, and they see markets such as China, India, South America, and Latin America contributing more in the coming year
Sounds like the middle-market is accelerating out of the recession. Talent and technology will be critical in staying ahead of the curve.
Download and read the full report HERE.