The political uncertainty also takes a toll on talent management

Europe sends to attract and retain the best professionals in the world. Not only is that Switzerland tops the rankings, as is usual, but of the 20 countries in

The political uncertainty also takes a toll on talent management

Europe sends to attract and retain the best professionals in the world. Not only is that Switzerland tops the rankings, as is usual, but of the 20 countries in a better position in the Competitiveness Index by the Global Talent (GTCI, by its acronym in English), which annually produced Adecco and the Insead business school in the framework of the World Forum of Davos, only six are outside the continent: the united States and Singapore, located in second and third position, respectively; Canada, New Zealand, Japan and Israel. But Spain is not to be strained between them. Ranked number 32 of the classification (in 2019 was the 31st), which has gone from 125 to 132 countries analyzed, which represent 97% of the world's GDP and 94% of the population.


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Spain improvement "minimally" in the variables analyzed, according to the authors of the report, including in it is this seventh edition is also Google. But having analyzed most countries, its position falls a step. And all this despite the fact that political stability has dropped 11 points and the effectiveness of the Government 4 with regard to 2019. Your worst score, nothing less than 118 of the world, the gains in the opportunities that the organizations offer to women to become policy. In contrast, the best comes from the hand of the large enrolment of university students, the sixth highest, and the quality of the schools of business Spanish (10).

The GTCI, which has been presented this morning in the town in switzerland where is gathered together the elite economic world, weighs 70 indicators divided into six major pillars: enablers, acquisition, growth, retention, technical skills and global knowledge. Spain only highlights one of them: she is an expert in getting that talent to stay in the country, do well in attracting brains international (in fact, it is the marker where the higher back in the last year).

The retention of professionals is the strong point of Spain, where it appears at number 23 in the ranking. Which contrasts with the difficulties encountered by the nations that are most advanced in the index at this point. Of course that has more to do with the living conditions and endowments of the country with the strategies of the companies for that talent to stay home. With the environmental performance, good sanitation networks, the amount of medical, social protection and personal safety. Because of the lack of policies to ensure that the best brains stay in the national territory makes the note in the indicator-specific retention of talent is not as good as a whole due to factors related to lifestyle that includes.

however, where our country is worse off in this listing is in the section of professional skills and techniques of the staff, in which it is placed in the position 53. The scarce relevance given to the educational system in the economy, the large number of workers with low levels of education and the low presence of graduates of vocational training hinder the employability of the spaniards. Because, although the country produces a large number of university students, has had great difficulties to find a place in the labour market. In fact, the unemployment among these graduates is the highest of the countries analyzed (92), the same as the relationship between the wage and productivity (99).

the map of The Spanish talent continues to have the same structural problems that when you started to make the WGTI. And for more variables to enter the analysis of the center for the study and disclosure of the company's human resources (Adecco Group Institute) and Insead, not fade. Not even once have disappeared from the index markers as well as the difficulty to dismiss, in which traditionally, Spain came out very bad off.

the european countries with The highest incomes are at the top of the classification, that best manage talent. In addition to Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Finland, Luxembourg and Norway. And according to the Competitiveness Index of the Global Talent 2020, the gap between the leading nations and the rest is growing. The adoption of the technology of one and the other has a lot to do in it. Experts in artificial intelligence are scarce and distributed unevenly. More than half of the population of the developing world lacks basic computer literacy, according to the report, which stresses that the incorporation of automation in the public and private institutions is the challenge to shorten this gap. "With this in mind, the Adecco Group is committed to improve the skills and to recycle five million people around the world by the year 2030, equipping individuals with the future skills that will enable them to prosper in the age of artificial intelligence", announced Alain Dehaze, ceo of Adecco Group in the presentation.


At this point, Spain is again to be placed half way between the best and the worst. Is the nation's number 14 in the world in density of robots is concerned, but descends to the position 54 on its investment in emerging technologies.

The cities have become key actors of competitiveness by the global talent. The GTCI expands its focus on them in this edition by comparing 155 cities around the world instead of 114 as in 2019. Dominate the ranking of management brains the metropolis which have favored the development of advanced technologies. That's why the top cities americans, not weighted so much in a sample of mostly european. New York, London, Singapore, San Francisco and Boston are leading the GTCI. Only Paris and Munich are added to the capital of the Brexit in the top 10, which also include Hong Kong, Tokyo and Los Angeles.

Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Zaragoza are the Spanish cities registered in the study. Barcelona has taken a big leap, advancing 20 positions in the last twelve months, for being among the top 30 metropolises more competitive in the world in the management of brains. Is placed in the 29th place, behind Madrid, that occupies the plaza 24. But Bilbao and Zaragoza draw back up to push between the 90 first.

Updated Date: 22 January 2020, 12:00

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