Winter 2023

CEO Outlook Report

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54% of CEOs said they would cut real estate costs before making layoffs in their organizations

68% of CEOs plan to increase headcount this year


81% of CEOs are either very optimistic or somewhat optimistic in terms of the economic outlook for the first half of 2023

11–12% of candidates are still turning down offers, showing that they are still in an advantageous negotiating position


39% of CEOs still expect candidates to expect a level of hybrid or flexible work

47% of companies plan to increase Hiring Work Tech budgets by almost 50% in 2023

About the survey

Greenhouse commissioned Zogby Analytics to conduct an online survey of 300 US-based CEOs with a minimum of 100 employees. Based on a confidence interval of 95%, the margin of error is +/- 5.7 percentage points. This means that all other things being equal, the same survey would get results within the margin of error 95 times out of 100.