Paul A. L. Evans
Emeritus Professor of Organisational Behaviour
Report | January 2018
With this 2018 edition, the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) report completes its fifth year. By pioneering the concept of talent competitiveness and anchoring it to an original model and a set of authoritative measures, the expectation five years ago was that the GTCI would attract growing attention to the challenges of talent attraction, development, and retention. This has proved correct.During this last year alone, more than 1,500 press articles from around the world reported GTCI findings, often with extensive reflection on the challenges highlighted by the report. The usefulness of its robust model in providing new insights has been corroborated by reactions from government and business leaders at presentations and conferences in places as diverse as Belgium, Botswana, Denmark, Estonia, France, Jamaica, Jordan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates, to name only a few.Academic scholars are paying increasing attention to the country and city challenges that the GTCI illuminates, with various forthcoming scholarly books that build on GTCI measures and insights.