Finland ranks 4th in the IMD World Talent Ranking
Finland has placed fourth in the 2014 IMD World Talent Ranking, produced by the global business school based in Switzerland.
The ranking, which compares the economies of 60 countries, assesses a country’s ability to develop, attract and retain talent for companies that operate there.
It considers investment and development in home-grown talent, reflecting a country’s public investment in education and the quality of its education system; appeal, reflecting a country’s ability to retain home-grown talent and attract talent from overseas; and readiness, reflecting a country’s ability to fulfil market demands with its available talent pool. Finland rated second for readiness after Switzerland.
The ranking is based on more than 20 indicators. Some of these are statistical and others are drawn from an opinion survey of 4 300 international executives.
Finland, which was second in 2005, has ranked in the top 10 every year since 2005 apart from 2007 and 2008.
Switzerland, Denmark and Germany led this year’s ranking.