New Zealand among some of the world's leading talent

A new survey has revealed New Zealand is among the top 15 nations leading the way in world talent competitiveness 

The 2018 survey by the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) ranked 119 countries using a 100-point scoring system  – the higher the score, the higher its overall competitive talent. 

European countries continue to lead the rankings with 15 nations in the top 25 and Switzerland at the top of the board scoring 79.90meanwhile New Zealand was placed in a respectable 12th place (71.52) for attracting, developing and retaining the most valuable employees.  

The survey also highlighted the following key global messages: 

  • Talent diversity is still a largely untapped resource for innovation and should be regarded as a core pillar for competitiveness in a rapidly growing digital economy. 

  • It is the diversity of knowledge, experience and perspectives that, through teamwork and collaboration, leads to innovation and outstanding performance. 

  • Inclusion and diversity go hand in hand when it comes to diversity and organisations are encouraged to build more inclusive norms and cultures where voices will be heard without the filter of an unconscious bias. 

  • Formal educational systems have a crucial responsibility in building the competences (knowledge, skills and attitude) that are needed for a more inclusive world. 

  •  The capacity to leverage diversity requires bold and visionary leadership – at the level of organisations, cities and nations. 

  •  Cities will continue to change the global talent scene and are perfect labs to promote diversity. The experience of cities of different sizes and historical backgrounds shows how much diversity can contribute to innovation.  

The top 25 ranking is as follows: 

Overall ranking 

Country 

Score

1 

Switzerland 

79.90 

2 

Singapore 

78.42 

3 

United States of America 

75.34 

4 

Norway 

74.56 

5 

Sweden 

74.32 

6 

Finland 

73.95 

7 

Denmark 

73.79 

8 

United Kingdom 

73.11 

9 

Netherlands 

72.56 

10 

Luxembourg 

71.64 

11 

Australia 

71.61 

12 

New Zealand 

71.52 

13 

Ireland 

71.38 

14 

Iceland 

70.48 

15 

Canada 

69.63 

16 

Belgium 

69.56 

17 

United Arab Emirates 

68.88 

18 

Austria 

68.63 

19 

Germany 

67.77 

20 

Japan 

62.63 

21 

France 

62.61 

22 

Estonia 

61.93 

23 

Qatar 

61.90 

24 

Israel 

61.79 

25 

Czech Republic 

60.02 

 
 

How we can help you 

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