Fantastic news from PWC's latest research into the strategic priorities of UK CEO's as 63% of them expect their headcounts to increase during 2017. 

Great news also that they are looking to pay more attention to retaining and development the talent they have although they still face some real challenges to attract high calibre talent with skills gaps in such areas as people centric leadership, leadership, creativity & innovation and adaptability.

They also flagged the strong influence of technology as a key focus of change in their businesses.

A really positive statement of intent and one which should buoy us all to enjoy a great year ahead!