January 17, 2017

Finland in world’s top 10 for attracting talent

The GTCI combines the academic research and expertise with the business perspective.
The GTCI combines the academic research and expertise with the business perspective.
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Finland has been ranked ninth in the Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2017, and its capital, Helsinki, climbs to top three in the Global City Talent Competitiveness Index.

The Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) is a benchmarking report measuring the ability of countries to compete for talent. It ranks 118 countries based on their ability to grow, attract and retain talent. The annual report was launched for the first time in 2013.

This year, GTCI focuses on how technology affects talent competitiveness and the nature of work. Finland is ranked best in formal education, vocational enrolment, social mobility, environmental performance, employability, ease of finding employees and availability of scientists and engineers.

The city-focused index was published for the first time this year, and Helsinki made it to the third spot of the Global Cities Talent Competitiveness Index (GCTCI). The list is topped by Copenhagen, which is followed by Zurich. According to the report, the high cost of living in the high ranking cities has been more than offset by the cities’ physical and information infrastructure and connectivity, strong international links and high performance in quality-of-life indicators. In many Nordic cities, another advantage is that English is widely used as a second language.

The GTCI combines the academic research and expertise with the business perspective of Adecco Group, the world leader in workforce solutions.

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