Eleven Key Challenges for CEOs in 2014

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Weighing pensions' impact on the bottom line and talent.

"Pensions have recently moved to the CEO's front burner – leadership wants to know the true impact of pensions on the P&L, as it is one of the biggest cost centers of an organization," says Miles. Reform is well under way around the world, and most larger companies have begun moving from defined benefits programs to 401(k)s or the equivalent. "There are a range of fiduciary issues that need to be watched here, in addition to the impact that pension design issues have on employee retention and engagement."

"CEOs face no shortage of tough challenges coming into 2014," says Stephen Miles, founder and chief executive of The Miles Group, which advises top CEOs and boards globally. "From our work with CEOs and boards this winter, we've identified the things that are front of mind for them this year."


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