Denmark 2nd best in the world on talent

Denmark is the second best country in the world on developing, attracting and retaining talent for companies that operate there, according to the IMD World Talent Report 2014. Denmark has consistently ranked no. 2 or 3 since 2005.

Denmark is once again ranked the second best country in the world on talent, according to the IMD World Talent Report 2014. The report assesses a country's ability to develop, attract and retain talent for companies that operate there, encompassing over 20 indicators structured into three factors: investment and development, appeal and readiness.

Investment in local and international talent
Talent competitive countries show a balanced approach between their commitment to education, investment in the development of local talent and their ability to attract overseas talent. The talent competitiveness strategies that these countries adopt strive to fulfil the demands of their economies. In this sense, talent competitive countries exhibit a high level of “agility” in the development of policies that impact their talent pipeline.

“Access to talent is crucial in a knowledge-based economy, and the new IMD ranking is testament to Copenhagen’s attractive business environment, offering highly skilled and motivated labour. Attracting and retaining international talent is a priority area at Copenhagen Capacity, particularly for industries such as life sciences, cleantech and ICT“, says Claus Lønborg, CEO, Copenhagen Capacity.

The IMD World Talent Report 2014 ranks all 60 countries that are part of the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook.

Read the full IMD Talent Report 2014

Denmark ranks

  • 2 on worker motivation
  • 2 on language skills
  • 3 on skilled labour available
  • 4 on competent senior managers
  • 4 on management education
  • 4 on finance skills
  • 5 on university education
  • 5 on attracting and retaining talent which is also a high priority in companies
  • 6 on employee training
  • 7 in educational system
  • 9 on science in high schools.