How can companies stay ahead in the global talent wars? Is the supply of qualified local workers able to keep pace with the breakneck speed of economic growth in Asian countries? The EIU's Global Talent Index and report assess countries on their capacity for developing, attracting and retaining the skilled employees their organisations need.
Key findings include:
- The US is the stellar GTI performer, ranking first in 2010 and 2015.
- Nordic and developed Asia-Pacific countries are also prominent in the GTI top ten.
- Canada, Chile and Turkey are the biggest gainers between 2010 and 2015.
- China outperforms other BRIC countries in the index.
- Companies are generally confident of securing the talent they need, but with significant reservations.
- Firms are increasingly relying on developing employees themselves, particularly in Asia.
- Executives bemoan a lack of creativity in recruits.