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HR and C-suite leaders optimistic about 2019, despite economy's uncertainty

January 10, 2019 / Valerie Bolden-Barrett

Data from Randstad Sourceright's Talent Trends found that human capital and C-suite leaders feel generally optimistic about their organizations' future prospects. According to 800 global respondents in Randstad's 2019 Business Health Index, conditions have improved slightly for companies, kick-starting a trend of across-the-board hiring, fueled by a pro-business political atmosphere. The index gave each of 17 countries surveyed a single score based on a combination of four factors: 1) actual business growth against expectations; 2) levels of hiring; 3) the political environment's impact on business; and 4) future growth outlook. The data showed that a positive business attitude grew by 37% among respondents, and that hiring was extensive during the last 12 months, for a 90% increase.