2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index


Terms of Use

Latest update: September 2019


These Terms of Use govern the use of (including mere access to) the website www.gtcistudy.com operated by Adecco Group AG, Bellerivestrasse 30, 8008 Zürich, Switzerland (hereinafter referred to as "Adecco", "we" or "us") including the content made available through this website (the "Website").

Any person who accesses the Website ("you") hereby accepts these Terms of Use in force at the time of your visit to the Website and agrees to abide by such Terms of Use. These Terms of Use may be varied from time to time, and your use of this Website is subject to the current Terms of Use as of the date of your use of the website. Please check these Terms of Use regularly to ensure you agree to them. If you do not agree to them, please refrain from using the Website.

The content we make available to you through the Website (the "Content") may be governed by specific conditions ("Specific Conditions") which you accept each time you access such a Content. In the event of a conflict or inconsistency between these Terms of Use and any Specific Conditions, the Specific Conditions will prevail over these Terms of Use. Each time you access the Website and its Content, you accept these Terms of Use and any Special Conditions applicable to that Content.

The Website does not constitute or purport to constitute a source of advice or a means to establish a business relationship of any kind between you and us.

Access to the Website is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the Content we provide on the Website without notice. Even from time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Website, or the entire Website.

We are not under any duty to make the Website available, and will not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable, totally or partially, at any time or for any period.

There is an index below, so you can go straight to the bits you want if you prefer.



You acknowledge and voluntarily and expressly accept that your use of the Website is made under your sole and exclusive responsibility.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Website through your Internet connection are aware of these Terms of Use and any applicable Specific Conditions, and that they comply with them.

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms of Use.

By accessing the Website you agree that you will not perform any acts that may damage our image, interests or rights or of any of our affiliates ("Adecco Group Companies"), including the entities referred in the Website as co-organiser ("Insead" and "Tata Communications"), or that may damage, render useless or overload the Website, or that may impede, in any way, the normal use of the Website by other visitors.

We implement reasonable security measures which are adequate to detect the existence of viruses. Nevertheless, you must be aware that the existing security measures for computer systems on the Internet are not entirely trustworthy and that, therefore, we cannot guarantee the non-existence of viruses or any other elements that may cause alterations to your computer systems (hardware and software) or to your data and files contained in your systems.


Raise awareness about the annual Global Talent Competitiveness Index study, produced by INSEAD in collaboration with the Adecco Group and TATA Communications. Share learning and best practices regarding talent competitiveness as experience by top performing countries and organizations. To promote the GTCI annual launch event and allow stakeholders to join it, get access to the index and associated material and follow the event on line.


You can become a participant in our "Global Talent Competitiveness Index" event.

We have an online registration form to facilitate your participation. You may be required to complete certain personal data. You promise to provide us with accurate, complete, and updated registration information about yourself.

You represent and warrant that you are of legal age.

The registration process will finish by January 18, 2018.

The participation in the event is free of charge, but notice that transport, parking, lodging or any other related or similar cost are at your own expense.

You are aware that throughout this time Adecco will record videos, pictures, and quotes of you. Adecco will use such material and information and can share it with the public by using traditional media and social media.

You agree and irrevocably grant to Adecco Group AG, all of its Group companies worldwide and third parties acting on Adecco’s behalf a non-exclusive and free of charge permission to use in any manner the above described information and material, including information and material contained in video shoots, pictures and quotes.

Such permission is granted worldwide and unlimited in time. Any use by Adecco or third party will only be in a proper and adequate manner and will not be in a manner that may cause damage to your image or reputation.

This permission is also in benefit of the co-organiser entities that are referred in the Website: "INSEAD" with registered address at _Boulevard de Constance, 77305 Fontainbleu Cedex, France and "Tata Communications Limited" with registered address at VSB, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai 400 001, India

All intellectual property rights including copy rights in the video shoots, pictures and quotes will belong exclusively to Adecco.

The collection and the use of your personal information are governed by our Privacy Policy.

We reserve the right to cancel postpone or modify the event in our sole discretion. If this is the case, we will communicate the relevant decision as soon it is reasonably possible.

If you need to cancel your participation, please notify us sending an email to marina.morsellino@adeccogroup.com

If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at marina.morsellino@adeccogroup.com


We shall not be under any duty to check the accuracy of the Content, and do not guarantee the usefulness, preciseness, completeness or relevance of the Content and/or that such Content is up to date. We expressly exclude any and all liability for errors or omissions with respect to the Content and the Website, save to the extent that such liability arises from our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation or from any death or personal injury that arises due to our negligence

The inclusion of the Content in the Website does not in any way constitute the provision of staffing services or any other kind of services. Adecco and the Adecco Group Companies expressly exclude any and all kind of liability for decisions made by you based on the Content.


The information provided on the Website does not constitute an offer of or solicitation for the purchase or disposal of, trading or any transaction in any Adecco securities. Investors must not rely on this information for investment decisions.


All Content on the Website is either owned by us or is licensed for use by us. Everything you see or read on the Website (such as images, photographs, illustrations, texts, video clips and other materials) is protected worldwide by copyright, design, trademark and other intellectual property laws. You must always respect all intellectual property rights in the Website and the Content, whether owned by us, an Adecco Group Company or a third party. You must not obtain or attempt to obtain any of the Content by means or procedures other than those which have been made available to you by the Website.

In no event will these Terms of Use or your use of the Website grant you any intellectual property rights in the Website, the Content other than those set out herein or in any Specific Conditions. You are therefore expressly prohibited to carry out any reproduction, transformation, distribution or public communication of, or to make available, extract, reuse, resend or in any other way use, by any means or procedure, any parts of the Website or the Content, except as allowed by these Terms of Use, any Specific Conditions, or when you are allowed to do so by applicable law, or when explicit authorization has been provided by the holder of the relevant rights.


Links to other websites operated by third parties not affiliated to us may be indicated on the Website. The inclusion of any link to such third party sites does not imply endorsement by us of those sites. We have not reviewed all of the sites linked to the Website and we are not responsible for the content or accuracy of any off-site pages or any other sites linked to the Website. Following any link to any other off-site page or third party site is at your own risk.

Any linking to the Website from a third party website requires our prior written authorization.


The collection and the use of your personal information are governed by our Privacy Policy which is incorporated into these Terms of Use and accessible here.


We do not warrant or represent that the Website, the Content are accurate, complete, error-free or reliable or that use of the Website, the Content will not infringe rights of third parties. We do not warrant or represent that the functional aspects of the Website, the Content will be error-free or that the servers that make it available are free of viruses or other harmful components. Use of the Website, the Content is at your risk, and everything on the Website is provided to you "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we will not be liable for any loss arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website or the Content, whether direct or indirect, incidental, special, consequential or otherwise. For example, we disclaim any and all liability for loss of use, interruption of business, lost profits or lost data, regardless of the form of action.


These Terms of Use and all issues regarding this Website and its Content are governed by Swiss law and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the ordinary courts of the city of Zurich, Canton of Zurich, Switzerland.


These Terms of Use may be varied from time to time and your use of this Website is subject to the then current terms each time you access the Website and its Content. Please check these Terms of Use regularly to ensure you are familiar with them.


Questions, comments and requests regarding these Terms of Use are welcomed and should be addressed to Adecco Group AG, Corporate Communications, Bellerivestrasse 30, 8008 Zürich, Switzerland or press.office@adecco.com.