Global Talent Competitiveness Index
The 2019 Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) ranked the City of Los Angeles as the 22nd out of 114 most competitive global cities in its ability to grow, attract, and retain talent. The ranking makes Los Angeles right within the top 20th percentile.
What is the Global Talent Competitiveness Index?
“GTCI is an annual benchmarking report that measures and ranks countries based on their ability to grow, attract and retain talent. Launched for the first time in 2013, the GTCI provides a wealth of data and analysis that helps decision makers develop talent strategies, overcome talent mismatches and become more competitive in the global marketplace.
The GTCI model went through some incremental changes this year. Although the number and type of variables have stayed the same, a few have been redefined to ease their interpretation and better capture their talent-related dimensions. Above all, the innovation dimension of the GTCI has been strengthened. The broad coverage of countries was also further increased, from 119 to 125 countries.
As in the last two editions of the GTCI report, the present one includes a special section on cities, which considers (and attempts to measure) the many ways in which they contribute to reshaping the global talent scene. This year again, coverage continues to increase, and the Global Cities Talent Competitiveness Index (GCTCI) now includes 114 cities” (Adecco Group, n.d.).