What makes Denmark the 2nd best country for talent?

All over the world, nations are competing to attract, develop and retain the world’s best brains. For the sixth year in a row, Denmark takes the lead in this competition.

Having access to the right talent pool is essential for any business that wants to maximize its performance. And when it comes to growing and developing talents, Denmark seems particularly skilled.

For the sixth year in a row, Denmark is the highest-ranking Nordic country and the second-best country in the world for attracting and retaining talent, according to the IMD World Talent Report 2017.

“The new IMD talent ranking emphasises that Denmark is great for business, offering a highly skilled and motivated workforce. Copenhagen is a green, clean and exciting city that tops almost every quality of life ranking and has excellent potential for attracting and retaining international talent”,, says Claus Lønborg, CEO, Copenhagen Capacity.

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Denmark excels in growing talent

Denmark is especially praised for its ability to nurture home-grown talent.

In this category, Denmark is praised for its investments in higher education, and for developing talents through apprenticeships and employee training.

Denmark receives top scores in these categories:

  • No. 2 - Attracting and retaining talent
  • No. 1 - Investment in & development of homegrown talent
  • No. 2 - Worker motivation
  • No. 2 - Language skills
  • No. 2 - Personal security and private property rights
  • No. 2 - Employee training
  • No. 4 - Implementation of apprenticeships
  • No. 5 - total expenditure in education and education per pupil.

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Top 20 countries for attracting and retaining talents

  1. Switzerland
  2. Denmark
  3. Belgium
  4. Austria
  5. Finland
  6. Netherlands
  7. Norway
  8. Germany
  9. Sweden
  10. Luxembourg
  11. Canada
  12. Hong Kong SAR
  13. Singapore
  14. Ireland
  15. New Zealand
  16. USA
  17. Cyprus
  18. Iceland
  19. Australia
  20. Israel

How can we help your company?

If you want to know more about how Copenhagen Capacity can help your company attract international talents to Greater Copenhagen, please contact Talent Director, Nikolaj Lubanski, via email: nl@copcap.com or phone: +45 22 16 15 11.