INSEAD, one of the world’s best business schools, unveiled on November 26 the first edition of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index, which measures a nation’s competitiveness based on the quality of talent it can produce, attract, and retain.
The Index was created based on research conducted together with the Human Capital Leadership Institute of Singapore and Adecco, placing Switzerland at the top of the list, followed by Singapore and Denmark in the second and third places, respectively.
Earning 54.46 points, Korea ranked 28th among 103 countries. By category, Korea ranked 22nd in the Global Knowledge Skills that measures skill levels of workers while being listed at 24th in the category of Labor and Vocational Skills. Meanwhile, in the category of Attraction, which measures the degree of openness to minorities and immigrants, Korea was placed 66th.
Switzerland ranked No. 1 with a score of 74.83, followed by Singapore at 70.34. The UK (68.13), the US (67.58), and Germany (65.00) ranked 7th, 9th, and 16th, respectively. Japan (59.89) ranked at 21st and China (44.94) 47th.