How CFOs are navigating a changing market
Our exclusive survey shines a spotlight on startups’ plans for riding out the downturn.
The survey was fielded in May, some six months after the Nasdaq began its retreat, capturing CFOs’ outlook during a time of high volatility. As the economic backdrop continues to shift, their outlook could shift as well. If, for example, the pace of layoffs across the industry accelerates, concerns about hiring, retention, and labor costs could become far less pronounced. (You can explore the full survey results, and filter by region, sector, and stage, with our interactive data experience.)
The survey highlights some compelling findings, as well as nuances and regional differences. What’s clear is that as CFOs look ahead to rocky financial times, they’re having to make tough calls, particularly around hiring, while continuing to hit financial targets. Five key insights from this survey will help point the way:
Issues that companies said will have an impact on business in 2022
How long CFOs expect inflation to last
Companies that expect talent costs will impact their business
Companies planning to increase cash compensation in 2022
Companies that plan to scale back hiring plans
Impact of market volatility on next fundraise
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Companies that expect to see a business impact from supply chain issues
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CFOs weigh in on inflation, talent, volatility, and more
Explore the full results of our May 2022 CFO survey with our interactive tool. Compare the results and benchmark your company.