Copenhagen is the best city in the world in terms of growing, attracting, retaining and creating attractive conditions for talent according to the Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2017.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
INSEAD is one of three partners behind the Index, together with Human Capital Leadership Institute and Adecco, the world's leading provider of workforce solutions.
Copenhagen is a strong base for business and a happy place to live
It is the first time, the Global Talent Competitiveness Index includes a separate city index, comparing 46 cities worldwide.
Copenhagen takes the first place in the city index with a huge margin, surpassing number two, Zurich, with more than 8%. Among the first 35 best ranked in the index, no other city shows an equal lead compared to the city next in line.
Denmark is 4th best talent country in the EU
Denmark also performs well on country level. In the 2017 Index, ranking 118 nations, Denmark is number four in the European Union and number eight globally.
Copenhagen does not only offer a highly skilled workforce, the talents also come at a very competitive price. Salary levels for researchers, postdocs and other highly skilled employees such as engineers and R&D team leaders are lower than in other major cities in Northern Europe.
Moreover, Denmark offers the world’s lowest employer costs with employers paying less than one percent (and maximum EUR 1,350) per employee per year in social contributions. In Denmark, employer-paid social security contributions are less than 1% of salary – in neighbouring Sweden, it is 32%.