Madrid, amongst top ten cities with most talent in the world

Spain has improved its results compared to the previous year (53.90) and has moved up one place in the list of countries with the most talent. These figures are the result of a detailed report, Global Talent Competitive Index (GTCI), promoted by HR company Adecco, together with Insead Business School and the Human Capital Leadership Institute. This index uses a series of variables or pillars for the analysis: facilitators, work and professional knowledge, retention and growth.

Although 28% of countries with a high income are in lower positions, Spain comes 22nd in the regional market (with a total of 38 analyzed countries), ahead of countries like Italy and Poland.

“Spain effectively addresses the development of its own talent,” concludes the dossier presented by Adecco. This data has been possible thanks to the good results in the growth and retention variables: Spain came third in “Physician density” (63.85) and fifth in “Tertiary enrolment” (78,32 points). Spain also came sixth in “Environmental performance”, “Quality of management schools” (79.18) and lastly, “Tolerance of immigrants” (96.89).

Weak points that Spain needs to improve on are “Business opportunities for women” where it ranks 94th (49.85 points), behind countries like Arab Emirates, Venezuela and China, for example. Spain also ranked very low in “Ease of hiring” – 104th out of 118 in the index.

Índice talento de competitividad

Four Spanish cities in the Top 50

The first edition of Talent Competitiveness index on cities has included Madrid, Bilbao, Barcelona and Zaragoza in the top 50. At the top of the list we find Copenhagen, with an outstanding result of 74 points, almost five points ahead of Zurich. Madrid comes sixth behind cities like Paris, Los Angeles and New York.

Bilbao on the other hand comes second in “Talent retention”, behind Vienna with 79 points. Bilbao also comes fourth in “Build global knowledge”.

Last updated: 27|02|2017

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