2019 Global Talent Competitiveness Index

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Introduction

GTCI is an annual benchmarking report that measures and ranks countries based on their ability to grow, attract and retain talent. Launched for the first time in 2013, the GTCI provides a wealth of data and analysis that helps decision makers develop talent strategies, overcome talent mismatches and become more competitive in the global marketplace.

The GTCI model went through some incremental changes this year. Although the number and type of variables have stayed the same, a few have been redefined to ease their interpretation and better capture their talent-related dimensions. Above all, the innovation dimension of the GTCI has been strengthened. The broad coverage of countries was also further increased, from 119 to 125 countries.

As in the last two editions of the GTCI report, the present one includes a special section on cities, which considers (and attempts to measure) the many ways in which they contribute to reshaping the global talent scene. This year again, coverage continues to increase, and the Global Cities Talent Competitiveness Index (GCTCI) now includes 114 cities.

The Partners

The GTCI combines the academic research and expertise of INSEAD, the international business school, with the business experience and perspective of The Adecco Group and Tata Communications.

About the Adecco Group

The Adecco Group is the world’s leading HR solutions partner. We provide more than 700,000 people with permanent and flexible employment every day. With more than 34,000 employees in 60 countries, we transform the world of work one job at a time.

Our colleagues serve more than 100,000 organisations with the talent, HR services and cutting-edge technology they need to succeed in an ever-changing global economy.

As a Fortune Global 500 company, we lead by example, creating shared value that meets social needs while driving business innovation. Our culture of inclusivity, fairness and teamwork empowers individuals and organisations, fuels economies, and builds better societies. These values resonate with our employees, who voted us number 5 on the Great Place to Work®—World’s Best Workplaces 2018 list. We make the future work for everyone.

The Adecco Group is based in Zurich, Switzerland. Adecco Group AG is registered in Switzerland (ISIN: CH0012138605) and listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ADEN). The group is powered by nine global brands: Adecco, Adia, Modis, Badenoch & Clark, General Assembly, Lee Hecht Harrison, Pontoon, Spring Professional and YOSS.

About Insead

As one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD brings together people, cultures and ideas to develop responsible leaders who transform business and society. A global perspective and cultural diversity are reflected in all aspects of its research and teaching.

With campuses in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore) and the Middle East (Abu Dhabi), INSEAD’s business education and research spans three continents. The school’s 154 renowned Faculty members from 40 countries inspire more than 1,400 degree participants annually in its MBA, Executive MBA, Executive Master in Finance, Executive Master in Change and PhD programmes. In addition, more than 11,000 executives participate in INSEAD’s executive education programmes each year.

In addition to INSEAD’s programmes on its three campuses, INSEAD participates in academic partnerships with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia & San Francisco); the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University near Chicago; the Johns Hopkins University/SAIS in Washington DC and the Teachers College at Columbia University in New York; and MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In Asia, INSEAD partners with School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University in Beijing, and China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai. INSEAD is a founding member in the multidisciplinary Sorbonne University created in 2012, and also partners with Fundação Dom Cabral in Brazil.

INSEAD became a pioneer of international business education with the graduation of the first MBA class on the Fontainebleau campus in Europe in 1960. In 2000, INSEAD opened its Asia campus in Singapore. In 2007, the school inaugurated a Centre for Research and Executive Education in the United Arab Emirates and officially opened the Middle East Campus in Abu Dhabi in 2010.

Around the world and over the decades, INSEAD continues to conduct cutting edge research and to innovate across all its programmes to provide business leaders with the knowledge and sensitivity to operate anywhere. These core values have enabled INSEAD to become truly “The Business School for the World”.

About Tata Communications

Tata Communications is a leading global digital infrastructure provider that underpins today’s fast-growing digital economy.

The company’s customers represent 300 of the Fortune 500 whose digital transformation journeys are enabled through its portfolio of integrated, globally managed network, cloud, mobility, Internet of Things (IoT), collaboration and security services. Today, it connects businesses to 60% of the world’s cloud giants, 4 out of 5 mobile subscribers worldwide and carries nearly 30% of the world’s internet routes.

This is underpinned by the world’s largest wholly owned and most advanced subsea fibre network and a Tier-1 IP network with connectivity to more than 240 countries and territories across 400 PoPs.

Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India and is present in over 200 countries and territories around the world.

Contributors

Felipe Monteiro

Felipe Monteiro

Academic Director of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index, INSEAD

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Alain Dehaze

Alain Dehaze

Chief Executive Officer, Adecco Group

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Vinod Kumar

Vinod Kumar

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Tata Communications

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Bruno Lanvin

Bruno Lanvin

Executive Director for Global Indices, INSEAD

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Felipe Monteiro

Academic Director of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index, INSEAD

Felipe Monteiro is the Academic Director of the GTCI, an Affiliate Professor of Strategy at INSEAD, France, and a Senior Fellow of the Wharton School Mack Institute for Innovation Management. Before joining INSEAD, he was a standing faculty member at the Wharton School. He has also worked as a Senior Researcher at the Harvard Business School’s Latin American Research Center in Brazil and taught at the London School of Economics (LSE).

His research explaining the patterns of inter- and intra-firm knowledge-sourcing processes in multinational organisations has been published in top academic journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Research Policy, and the Journal of International Business Studies, among others. His research has also received prestigious awards from the Strategic Management Society, the Academy of Management, and the Academy of International Business. He has received multiple teaching awards and published several case studies at Harvard Business School, London Business School, and INSEAD.

Professor Monteiro obtained his PhD in Strategic and International Management at the London Business School. He also has an LLB (JD equivalent) degree, cum laude, from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, an MSc in Business Administration from COPPEAD/UFRJ, Brazil, and an MRes in Business Studies from London Business School.

Alain Dehaze

Chief Executive Officer, Adecco Group

Alain Dehaze is CEO of the Adecco Group, the world’s leading workforce solutions partner. Through its international brands Adecco, Adia, Modis, Badenoch & Clark, General Assembly, Lee Hecht Harrison, Pontoon, Spring Professional, and YOSS, the Adecco Group is making the future work for everyone.

As a Fortune Global 500 Company, the Adecco Group provides more than 700,000 people with permanent and flexible employment every day, serving more than 100,000 organisations with the talent, HR services, and cutting-edge technology they need to succeed in an ever-changing global economy. With 34,000 full-time team members in 60 countries, the Adecco Group ranked 5th on the 2018 World’s Best Workplaces list, the only workforce solutions company in the top 25.

The 55-year-old Belgian national graduated as a Commercial Engineer from the ICHEC Brussels Management School before rising through the ranks at Henkel and ISS. He joined the workforce solutions sector in 2000, when he was appointed Managing Director of Creyf’s Interim in Belgium. His path took him to the CEO position at Solvus, COO of USG People – when the latter took over Solvus – and CEO of the Dutch staffing services company Humares between 2007 and 2009.

Mr Dehaze joined the Adecco Group in 2009 as a member of the Executive Committee, responsible first for Northern Europe, then for the Group’s largest market, France, before taking on the CEO position in September 2015. Mr Dehaze plays an active role in shaping the labour markets of tomorrow as Chair of the Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN), as a member of the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work, and as Steward of the World Economic Forum’s System Initiative ‘Shaping the Future of Education, Work and Gender’.

Before leading the Adecco Group, he held board positions at the sector level with the World Employment Confederation, including the Vice-Presidency of the World Employment Confederation Europe (formerly EUROCIETT).

Vinod Kumar

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Tata Communications

Mr Kumar joined Tata Communications in April 2004, just as the company was embarking on its journey of international growth. He has been at the forefront of Tata Communications’ transformation from a traditional connectivity services provider, largely based in India, to a leading global digital infrastructure provider, offering a portfolio of integrated, globally managed network, cloud, mobility, internet of things (IoT), collaboration, and security services.

With 25 years of experience in the global telecom industry, Mr Kumar has an impressive track record in developing business strategies and creating fast-growth organisations across the globe.

Prior to joining Tata Communications, he was a Senior Vice President with Asia Netcom from 2002 to 2004, where he was responsible for strategy formulation, product marketing, and sales. From 1999 to 2002, he worked with WorldCom Japan as its Chief Executive Officer. Prior to this, he held various senior positions with Global One and Sprint International in the United States and Asia.

Mr Kumar has served as a Director of the Human Capital Leadership Institute Pte Ltd, York Transport Equipment (Asia) Pte Ltd, Qubit Investments Pte Ltd, and Strategy Advisor & Consultant of UST Global (Singapore) Pte Ltd, among several others. He is also a member of the Business Sector Advisory Council for UN Women.

Bruno Lanvin

Executive Director for Global Indices, INSEAD

Bruno Lanvin is the Executive Director of INSEAD’s Global Indices (the Networked Readiness Index of the Global Information Technology Report, the Global Innovation Index, and the Global Talent Competitiveness Index). Before joining INSEAD, he worked for the World Bank, where he was inter alia Senior Advisor for E-strategies, Regional Coordinator (Europe and Central Asia) for ICT and e-government issues, and Chairman of the Bank’s e-Thematic Group.

Since 2002 he has been co-authoring the Global Information Technology Report (INSEAD-World Economic Forum); he is currently (and has been since 2007) the co-editor of the Global Innovation Index Report (INSEAD-WIPO-Cornell University).

From June 2001 to December 2003, he was the Manager of the Information for Development Program (infoDev) at the World Bank. In 2000, Dr Lanvin was appointed Executive Secretary of the G8-DOT Force. Until then, he occupied several high-level positions at the United Nations in Geneva and New York, including that of Chief of Cabinet of the Director General.

Dr Lanvin holds a BA in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Valenciennes (France), an MBA from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Paris, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Paris I (La Sorbonne) in France. He is also an INSEAD alumnus (IDP-C). A frequent speaker at high-level meetings, he advises a number of global companies and governments and has been a member of numerous boards, including those of IDA Infocomm (Singapore), ICANN, GovTech (Singapore), the Mohammed Bin Rashid Center for Government Innovation (United Arab Emirates), IPWatch, and the Association for Accountability and Internet Democracy (AAID).