A global leader for talent competitiveness

The Netherlands has been named as one of the world’s best countries for talent competitiveness. It was ranked sixth in INSEAD’s Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2020. It is used as a reference of choice by governments, business, and talent experts around the world. Switzerland, the US and Singapore took the first three positions. Europe dominated the highest positions, with only seven non-European countries in the top 20. The Netherlands rose two places in the ranking, after being named the eighth-best country for talent competitiveness in 2019.

The 2020 report measures the ability to attract, retain, train, and educate skilled workers according to an annual ranking by INSEAD, the Adecco Group and Google. The report’s top-ranking countries are typically the most welcoming of entrepreneurial talent, which is deeply influenced by globalisation and digitalisation. Out of the 132 countries included, the Netherlands was ranked third for growing talent and was also a top performer in enabling talent and for vocational and technical skills. It also scored highly for retaining talent, where some of its greatest assets include robust sustainability and talent that matches the needs of the economy well (employability).

Amsterdam and the Netherlands excel in global rankings

Amsterdam and the Netherlands continue to perform strongly in rankings. In 2019, the country and Dutch capital both featured at the top of a number of rankings, and more recently a study named the Netherlands as the world’s best market for tech companies, citing its excellent infrastructure, connectivity and talent pool. 

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