IMD World Talent Report 2016

The 2016 IMD World Talent Ranking is led by Switzerland, Denmark, Belgium, Sweden and Netherlands (first to fifth respectively). Finland reaches the sixth place followed by Norway (seventh), Austria (eighth), Luxembourg (ninth) and Hong Kong (tenth). On November 29, 2016, IMD announced its third edition of the annual World Talent Report. The report covers all 61 countries that are part of the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook.

Singapore VS Hong Kong

Few Asian nations perform well in talent. Singapore and Hong Kong are the exceptions and these two nations lead the region in The IMD 2016 World Talent Ranking. But the talent rivals have changed roles in 2016, with Singapore losing its place in the top 10 and Hong Kong now claiming the spot.

Brazil's big gain

Brazil is a huge winner in The IMD 2016 World Talent Ranking, gaining 12 positions. But the nation's success in talent is limited, as it is still ranked only 45. According to Arturo Bris, Director of the IMD World Competitiveness Center, Brazil hasn't done much to improve its talent. Rather, Brazil's rise in the ranking is mostly just a cause of others performing worse

Germany slides 4 places

In The IMD 2016 World Talent Ranking Germany falls out of the top 10, sliding down 4 places to 11th. Director of the IMD World Competitiveness Center, Arturo Bris, explains the talent situation in Germany.

The Nordic stars

What is it about the Nordic countries that puts ALL of them in the top 10 of The IMD 2016 World Talent Ranking? In the ranking of 61 economies, Denmark ranks 2, Sweden 4, Finland 6 and Norway 7.

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IMD World Talent Report 2016

The IMD World Talent Ranking focuses on three main categories - investment/development, appeal and readiness - which in turn are derived from a much broader range of factors. These include education, apprenticeship, employee training, brain-drain, cost of living, worker motivation, quality of life, language skills, remuneration and tax rates.

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"It's true that Europe generally continues to face a number of problems, including poor economic growth, declining momentum and negative expectations. But the quality of its education systems and its commitment to developing talent from a very young age to retirement should preserve its long-term competitiveness" said Professor Arturo Bris, Director of the IMD World Competitiveness Center.

IMD World Talent Report 2015

The 2015 IMD World Talent Ranking was led by Switzerland, Denmark, Luxembourg, Norway and Netherlands (first to fifth respectively). Finland reaches the sixth place followed by Germany (seventh), Canada (eighth), Belgium (ninth) and Singapore (tenth).

IMD World Talent Report 2014

The IMD World Competitiveness Center had published the first edition of the IMD World Talent Report in October 2014.

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