Spain repeats place in the ranking talent world that annually develops the business school Insead for Adecco. It ranks 31 out of the 125 countries studied to make the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) of 2019, which was presented today in Davos, as a prelude to the World Economic Forum, which begins tomorrow in this small Swiss town. A slight improvement compared to last year, according to the authors of the report because, although the position is the same, in this edition the sample has expanded in six countries with respect to last year.
Switzerland, Singapore, the United States, Norway and Denmark lead this ranking of brain recruitment, development and retention. Of the first 15 states in the classification, only five are not European. To the two mentioned, New Zealand, Australia and Canada are added. The top 10 of top they have characteristics in common, such as a developed university system that provides the necessary social and collaborative skills to be used in the labor market, a flexible regulatory and business landscape, social protection and openness abroad, say the authors of the index.
If there is something for which Spain stands out, it is because of its terrible position with respect to female talent. Only 13 countries are behind when it comes to offering managerial opportunities to women. His ranking in 122 is surprising if one takes into account that the list includes a large number of nations from the Muslim world, Africa and Asia, which are not precisely characterized by being followers of feminism. And it supposes a descent very relevant with respect to the edition of 2018, when it was located in the square 89.
Two other points serve to evaluate equality: the number of women in possession of a university degree, where Spain comes out better, with a 67 on the scoreboard, and in the gender wage gap, which puts Spain in 50th place of the 125 countries.
It also continues to the global queue in ease of hiring and in the relationship between salary and productivity. However, Spain stands out for quality of life, tolerance to immigrants and environmental behavior. It is the fifth country in enrollment of university students and the number 12 for the quality of its business schools (although it gives ground since the 5th previous position).
Five sections (called Insead pillars) serve to determine which are the states that hire and better care for their professionals from a hundred indicators. They are the facilitators (that is, the effectiveness of the Government, political stability, the quality of legislation, corruption, ease of doing business or hiring and firing, productivity, etc.); recruitment (measures the number of foreign companies in the country, the immigrant population, the arrival of brains, social mobility or the opportunities offered to women), growth (spending on education, VET and university enrollments, quality of business schools, training provided by companies or the use of social networks), retention (social protection, pensions, retention of brains, safety or environment), professional skills (number of technicians, VT workers, productivity, ability to find trained employees) and global knowledge skills (university workers, researchers, availability of scientists and engineers, innovation, exports, entrepreneurship …).
In the photo that best leaves Spain is to retain talent. Here it occupies the 25th place in the world, given the social coverage and the quality of life. Where it has worse grades is when it comes to developing professional and technical skills, section in which it falls to 48th place in the world and is the one that most affects the country's competitiveness, according to the business school and the human resources group. In the three remaining pillars it moves between the 30th and the 39th position.
They surpass Spain North Korea, Brunei, Slovenia, Malaysia and Malta. And if you look at your situation in Europe, of the 37 European States analyzed, Spain is placed in the twentieth place.
Adecco and Insead have also evaluated 114 cities in 86 countries. 24 cities more than in the previous year. And if in 2017 Madrid was the sixth capital in the world that best managed talent, it is currently ranked 23rd. Bilbao, Barcelona and Zaragoza follow, although none of the three ahead of the 30th place, which was the one It had the Aragonese city two years ago, when it closed the classification of the Spanish metropolises. The most competitive capitals in the world are Washington, Copenhagen, Oslo, Old and Zurich.