Taiwan ranked middle in IMD World talent survey


TAIPEI — Taiwan has been ranked 27th in the IMD World Talent Ranking, released Thursday for the first time with the aim of assessing the ability of countries to develop and attract talent to sustain the talent pool available for enterprises.

Taiwan performed relatively well among Asian countries, behind only Malaysia in 5th place, Singapore in 16th and Hong Kong in 21st, the report shows.

It also outdid South Korea and China, ranked 40th and 43rd, respectively.

Among the 60 countries or areas included, Switzerland, Denmark, Germany and Finland claimed the top four places.

��The best-ranked countries have a balanced approach between their commitment to education, investment in developing local talent and their ability to attract overseas talent,�� said Arturo Bris, director of the IMD World Competitiveness Center.

IMD, a top-ranked global business school based in Switzerland, said the ranking is based on more than 20 indicators, some of which are statistical and others drawn from an exclusive IMD opinion survey of 4,300 international executives.