Singapore ranks 2nd on 2018 Global Talent Competitiveness Index

Singapore has emerged in second place for the 2018 Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) report.

The index assesses the policies and practices that enable a country to attract, develop and retain talents with both technical domain skills, as well as the skills associated with innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership.

Photo courtesy: marinabaysands.com
Photo courtesy: marinabaysands.com

Switzerland still leads the way in terms of talent competitiveness, followed by Singapore and the United States. In general, European countries continue to dominate the rankings, with 15 in the top 25. 

This year's results revealed that the top ten countries have one major feature in common – a well-developed educational system providing the social and collaboration skills needed for employability in today’s labour market.

In addition, the countries also have flexible regulatory and business landscapes, as well as employment policies which combine flexibility and social protection.

Author
Kareyst Lin
Kareyst Lin – Senior Correspondent

Kareyst has experience in writing about B2B technology for Computerworld Singapore, MIS Asia and CIO Asia; and on government technology for GCIO Asia. Her pet areas are artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and smart cities - these are fueled by her obsession with sci-fi movies and philosophy of mind. An active Yoga practitioner and cat lover, with a background in Indian philosophy, subaltern and diaspora studies.

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