Denmark is no. 2 in IMD World Talent Report 2015

Denmark once again maintains its leading position as the second best country for talent, according to the IMD World Talent Report 2015, scoring high on quality of life, skilled labour, worker motivation and language skills.
“Focus on talent is very important to create an attractive business environment for international investors, companies and highly skilled employees. The present IMD talent ranking highlights that Denmark is great for business owing to the skilled and motivated workforce and that it is an attractive place to live having great potential for attracting international talent”, says Claus Lønborg, CEO, Copenagen Capacity – Invest in Greater Copenhagen.

Investment, appeal and readiness

The IMD World Talent Report 2015 assesses 61 countries worldwide on three aggregated factors; investment and development, appeal and readiness, derived from indicators including education, apprenticeship, employee training, brain-drain, cost of living, worker motivation, quality of life, language skills, remuneration and tax rates. 

Denmark holds on to the second place in the overall ranking, performing very well on the following indicators:

  • No. 1 on total public expenditure on education
  • No. 1 on employee training 
  • No. 2 on worker motivation
  • No. 3 on attracting and retaining talent
  • No. 3 on personal security and private property rights 
  • No. 3 on language skills
  • No. 4 on quality of life
  • No. 4 on skilled labour
  • No. 5 on management education

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The IMD World Talent Report top 10

  1. Switzerland
  2. Denmark
  3. Luxembourg
  4. Norway
  5. Netherlands
  6. Finland
  7. Germany
  8. Canada
  9. Belgium
  10. Singapore

Read the full IMD World Talent Report 2015