Wednesday, January 18, 2017

India slips to 92nd rank on global talent competitiveness


Davos: India has slipped 3 places to 92nd rank on the global index of talent competitiveness that measures how countries grow, attract and retain talent, a list topped by Switzerland.

India's ranking is worst among the five BRICS countries. While China was ranked at the 54th place, Russian Federation was placed at 56th, followed by South Africa at 67th and Brazil 81st.

Switzerland topped the overall index, followed by Singapore and the United Kingdom in second and third places respectively, in the list released today by INSEAD Produced in partnership with The Adecco Group and the Human Capital Leadership Institute of Singapore (HCLI).

Others in the top 10 include the United States (4th), Sweden (5th), Australia (6th), Luxembourg (7th), Denmark (8th), Finland (9th) and Norway (10th).

Last year, India came in at 89th on the index as reports says.

The report noted that the BRICS countries are not getting stronger and both China and India have slipped from their year-ago rankings.

PTI

"Although China attains an impressive 4th place in the sub-pillar of Talent Impact and is solid in the Grow pillar - mainly supported by good formal education (23rd) and lifelong learning (20th), the shortage of vocational and technical skills shows up clearly," the report said.

While India stood on a relatively solid pool of global knowledge skills compared with other emerging markets, the country is not able to retain and attract talent.

In terms of retaining and attracting talent, India was ranked at a lowly 104th and 114th, respectively.

"This is not likely to improve until India boosts performance in its regulatory (94th) and market (99th) landscapes," the report said.

PTI

Information Courtesy : Deccan Herald (17-Jan-2017)

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