Talent hotspots

| Updated on January 12, 2018 Published on January 18, 2017

In this hi-tech era, how do countries fare in terms of growing, attracting and retaining talent? Business School INSEAD and Adecco Group and Human Capital Leadership Institute of Singapore annually benchmark countries on this count. Switzerland and Singapore occupy the top spots in their global talent competitiveness 2017 rankings, while India ranks at an abysmal 92nd. The report also looks at cities’ competitiveness in attracting talent. Copenhagen and Zurich score highly on this count, with Mumbai coming in 44th. India clearly needs to work on its talent creation skills.

Digitally-savvy CEOs

PwC’s 20th annual survey of global CEOs maps, among other things, the digital habits of leaders. Interestingly, Indian CEOs appear to be ahead of global peers. Among the Indian CEOs surveyed, 69 per cent said they consume digital media more than print, on par with global peers; 62 per cent felt they had strong digital skills, while only 55 per cent of their global peers felt so; 58 per cent of Indian CEOs said they were active on social media compared to barely 43 per cent of their global peers and 50 per cent said they made most of their personal purchases online, while only 40 per cent of their global peers did so.

Punch in with phones

In 2016, less than five per cent of organisations used smartphones to enable access to offices and other premises, reveals a Gartner report. However, by 2020, Gartner says, 20 per cent of firms will use smartphones in place of traditional physical access cards. Using smartphones can also simplify the integration of biometric technologies, it says, as they can capture both face and voice and match.

Published on January 18, 2017
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