Denmark is the world’s fifth best country for talent

Out of 132 countries worldwide, Denmark is ranked fifth best when it comes to enabling, attracting, growing and retaining talent according to the Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2020.

Denmark comes fifth place in the brand-new Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2020, surpassed only by Switzerland, USA, Singapore, and Sweden.

Denmark performs particularly well in retaining talent (3rd), as a result of strong performances in both the Sustainability and Lifestyle sub-pillars. It has also an excellent pool of Global Knowledge Skills (6th), where a high degree of entrepreneurship and innovation makes it the global leader in terms of Talent Impact.

"Dennmark has an excellent pool of global knowledge skills, where a high degree of entrepreneurship and innovation makes it the global leader in terms of talent impact”

- GTCI 2020

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Denmark’s workforce is future proof

Addressing the theme of Global Talent in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, the 2020 edition of GTCI explores how the development of artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the nature of work and forcing a re-evaluation of workplace practices, corporate structures and innovation ecosystems.

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Danish businesses have a long tradition for lifelong learning, employee involvement, freedom and flexibility and a high degree of autonomy and empowerment at work as well as early technology adoption. This makes a strong foundation for reskilling and making the most of new AI technologies.

No. 1 in talent impact
No. 1 in delegation of authority
No. 3 in ease of doing business
No. 4 in labour-employer cooperation
No. 4 in new product entrepreneurial activity
No. 5 in sustainability
No. 7 in lifelong learning
No. 8 in technology utilisation
No. 8 in lifestyle

“At all levels of qualifications, workers will need training on adaptability, social intelligence, communication, and problem-solving. Life-long learning will increasingly play a key role in developing skills to foster empathy, creativity, imagination, judgement, and leadership, which are likely to continue to be human-only activities”

- GTCI 2020

Top 10 talent countries

  1. Switzerland
  2. USA
  3. Singapore
  4. Sweden
  5. Denmark
  6. Netherlands
  7. Finland
  8. Luxembourg
  9. Norway
  10. Australia

About the Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2020

The Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2020, published by INSEAD, the Business School for the World, in partnership with the Adecco Group and Google, is a comprehensive annual benchmarking measuring how countries and cities grow, attract and retain talent, providing a unique resource for decision makers to understand the global talent competitiveness picture and develop strategies for boosting their competitiveness. The 2020 index covers 132 national economies.

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