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Slovenia leads SEE countries in Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2018

Slovenia leads SEE countries in Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2018 License: Creative Commons CC0

SOFIA (Bulgaria), February 23 (SeeNews) - Slovenia was the highest-ranked country in Southeast Europe (SEE) in terms of ability to grow, attract and retain talent, according to The Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2018.

Most countries in the SEE region lost ground in the 2018 ranking, compared to the previous edition, while Bulgaria and Albania were the only advancers, gaining momentum in acquiring talent and staying competitive on the global market, according to The Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2018, an annual benchmarking report developed by INSEAD, the Adecco Group and TATA Communications.

GTCI measures and ranks 119 countries and 90 cities based on their ability to grow, attract and retain talent. The index is the simple average of six pillars - regulatory, market, business, and labour landscapes within a country (Enable), attracting tallent (Attract), growing talent (Grow), retaining talent (Retain), vocational and technical skills (VT skills), and global knowledge skills (GK skills).

Bulgaria advanced two places in the ranking to 47th, compared to 2017 edition of the index, coming ahead of Croatia and Montenegro. Montenegro was the biggest mover among SEE countries, retreating 14 places to 58th.

Bosnia and Herzegovina was the worst performing country in the region at 89th place, down from 78th in the previous edition of GTCI.

Details follow:

  Ranking 2018 Ranking 2017 Best performing pillars
Slovenia 28 27 GK skills, VT skills, Retain
Bulgaria 47 49 GK skills
Croatia 48 45 VT skills
Montenegro 58 44 VT skills
Macedonia 59 50 Retain, Grow
Romania 64 55 Retain GK skills
Serbia 69 60 GK skills, VT skills
Albania 78 80 Attract
Moldova 86 75 Retain, GK skills
Bosnia and Herzegovina 89 78 VT skills

Source: The Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2018

The highest ranked states in the index are Switzerland, Singapore and the US, while Yemen is at the bottom of the ranking.
 
 


 

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