Sri Lanka has this year been listed 82nd globally and second among 8 Central and Southern Asian region countries in the global index of talent competitiveness.
The index measures how countries grow, attract and retain talent. The list was topped by Switzerland. Sri Lanka ranked above India (92), which is the worst among the five BRICS countries. Among major countries China was ranked 54th, the Russian Federation 56th, South Africa 67th and Brazil 81st.
Launched for the first time in 2013, the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) is an annual benchmarking report that measures the ability of countries to compete for talent. The report ranks 118 countries according to their ability to grow, attract and retain talent. The GTCI report provides a tool-kit for governments, businesses and non-profit organizations throughout the world.
Switzerland topped the overall index, followed by Singapore and the United Kingdom in second and third places respectively, in the list released today by INSEAD produced in partnership with the Adecco Group and the Human Capital Leadership Institute of Singapore (HCLI).
Others within the top ten include the United States (4th), Sweden (5th), Australia (6th), Luxembourg (7th), Denmark (8th), Finland (9th) and Norway (10th). According to the report, BRICS countries are not getting stronger and both China and India have slipped from their year-ago rankings.