2017 Q1 Belgian CFO survey
Favourable business environment drives expansion
CFOs entered the year in a positive mood. CFO survey participants were already optimistic about the outlook for 2017 three months ago, and at the end of the first quarter, this has not changed. Financial and economic uncertainty has decreased and corporates focus on expansion.
Growth plans and corresponding headcount requirements are ambitious and as a result, CFOs are concerned about the availability of sufficient skilled labour.