GTCI 2015-16

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 over 100 countries according to their ability to grow, attract and retain talent.

Much more than an international league table of talent, the GTCI report provides a tool-kit for governments, businesses and non-profit organisations throughout the world. Its wealth of data, analysis and national scoreboards is intended as food for thought as well as inspiration for investment and action.

The GTCI combines the academic research and expertise of INSEAD, the international business school, and the Singapore’s Human Capital Leadership Institute (HCLI) with the business experience and perspective of Adecco, the world leader in Human Resources solutions.

GTCI 2015-16 focuses on the highly topical issue of international mobility and its impact on talent competitiveness, tying in neatly with the overall WEF 2016 theme: ‘Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution’.

Citing the concrete example of talent champion countries, GTCI 2015-16 demonstrates that mobility is key to fostering networks, innovation, and entrepreneurship, and ultimately, developing talent. It also highlights the relevance of talent mobility as a core dimension of growth and development strategies of both governments and businesses.

The January 19th launch event will feature global talent experts and talent mobility advocates discussing the GTCI’s findings, including the role of superior management practice in attracting talent, the value of mobility to tackle the challenges of ageing,  skills shortages and unemployment, the emergence of new talent magnets, and the notion of ‘brain circulation’.


As one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD brings together people, cultures and ideas to change lives and to transform organisations. A global perspective and cultural diversity are reflected in all aspects of its research and teaching. INSEAD became a pioneer of international business education with the opening of the Fontainebleau campus in Europe in 1959.

With campuses in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore) and Abu Dhabi (Middle East), INSEAD’s business education and research spans three continents. Its 150 renowned Faculty members from 34 countries inspire more than 1,400 degree participants annually in our MBA, Executive MBA, Specialised Master’s degrees and PhD programmes. In addition, more than 11,000 executives participate in INSEAD’s Executive Education programmes each year. In addition to INSEAD’s programmes on our three campuses, INSEAD participates in academic partnerships in the US, Brazil and China, and is a founding member in the multidisciplinary Sorbonne University created in 2012.

Around the world and over the decades, INSEAD continues to conduct leading-edge research and to innovate across all our programmes to provide business leaders with the knowledge and sensitivity to operate anywhere. These core values have enabled INSEAD to become truly “The Business School for the World”.

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The Adecco Group, based in Zurich, Switzerland, is the world’s leading provider of HR solutions. With more than 32,000 FTE employees and around 5,100 branches in over 60 countries and territories around the world, Adecco Group offers a wide variety of services, connecting more around 700,000 associates with its clients every day. The services offered fall into the broad categories of temporary staffing, permanent placement, career transition and talent development, as well as outsourcing and consulting.

Through the everyday passionate commitment of the Adecco people and global projects such as Adecco Way to Work®, the Athlete Career Programme and the Global Talent Competitiveness Index, Adecco inspires individuals and organisations to work more effectively and efficiently. It creates greater choice in the domain of work, for the benefit of all concerned.

As the global leader in HR services, Adecco is aware that traditional patterns of employment will continue to evolve in the years to come. Adecco therefore encourages present and future generations to see change as opportunity and to accept tomorrow’s challenges with confidence, joining the Company in shaping the future of the workplace.

The Adecco Group is a Fortune Global 500 company.

Adecco S.A. is registered in Switzerland and listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

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The Human Capital Leadership Institute (HCLI) is an aggregator and neutral player in the human capital ecosystem. HCLI offers the unique ability to bring together multiple perspectives and voices from business, government and academia, offering thought leadership and insights on understanding Asia, successfully doing business in Asia and its implications on leadership and human capital strategies for Asia. Through its efforts, the Institute aims to develop global leaders with a strong understanding of leading in Asia, as well as to build Asian leaders with the ability to lead on the global stage.

HCLI is a strategic alliance between the Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and Singapore Management University (SMU).

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