Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2018(GTCI)

Global Talent Competitiveness Index

Key Points:

  • Name of the index: Global Talent Competitiveness Index 
  • Index prepared by Adecco Group, together with international business school INSEAD and Tata Communications 
  • Released during the first day of the 48th World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland 
  • Importance of Index: Global Talent Competitiveness Index is a comprehensive annual benchmarking measuring how countries and cities grow, attract and retain talent. 
  • First rank in GTCI-Switzerland 
  • Rank of India in GTCI-81 
  • Previous rank of India-92nd 
  • The top ranks in the index are mostly dominated by European countries with 15 of them featuring in the top 25 spots 
  • The top 10 global cities in terms of talent competitiveness include Zurich, Helsinki, San Francisco, Gothenburg, Madrid, Paris, Los Angeles, Eindhoven and Dublin. 

Top 10 countries:

Rank Name of the country
1 Switzerland
2 Singapore
3 UK
4 USA
5 Sweden
6 Australia
7 Luxembourg
8 Denmark
9 Finland
10 Norway

India & BRICS:

  • India's ranking was the lowest among the five BRICS countries in 2017
  • China ranked at 54th,
  • Russian Federation was placed at 56th,
  • South Africa rank-67 and
  • Brazil ranked at 81

Other information related to India:

India ranked 81st in recently released Global Talent Competitiveness Index. India faces the serious risk of worsening Brain drain.
  • Ranks of India in other indicators:
  • Formal education-67th
  • Lifelong learning-37th
  • Global knowledge skills-63rd
  • Here is the complete list of GTCI rankings:

Global talent index

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