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20 Novembre 2020

Taiwan

TAIWAN REMAINS 20TH IN 2020 IMD WORLD TALENT RANKING

Taipei, Nov. 17 (CNA) Taiwan ranked No. 20 in the World Talent Ranking for 2020 released last week by the Swiss-based International Institute for Management Development (IMD), maintaining its ranking from the 2019 version of the annual report.In Asia, Taiwan ranked behind Singapore (9th) and Hong Kong (14th), but was ahead of China (40th), South Korea (31st) and Japan (38th).Worldwide, Switzerland, Denmark, and Luxembourg are the top three performers this year, followed by Iceland and Sweden, according to the report published on Nov. 12.The report is based on three factors: investment and development of home-grown talent; appeal -- the ability of the country to tap into the overseas talent pool; and readiness -- the availability of skills and competencies in the talent pool.In the three main categories, Taiwan rose three places to 26th in appeal; dropped one notch in investment and development of home-grown talent to 25th and fell three places to 15th in readiness.The report assesses the ability of 63 economies to develop, attract and retain talent for enterprises operating in those economies.Taiwan performed well in two sub-categories of the "appeal" factor, namely, "quality of life" and "worker motivation," with the two indexes up by eight and four notches respectively compared with the 2019 survey, according to cabinet-level National Development Council (NDC) .The results prove that the government's ongoing efforts at promoting policies aimed at attracting and retaining world-class class talent are working, and also reflect Taiwan's success in the battle against COVID-19.One of the most important policies in this regard was the enactment of the Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professional Talent (外國專業人才延攬及僱用法) which took effect on Feb. 8, 2018 and aims to attract highly skilled foreign talent.Since then, more than 1,000 employment gold cards have been issued to foreign professionals, according to the NDC. Gold card holders enjoy relatively flexible rights to work and reside in Taiwan. (ICE TAIPEI)


Fonte notizia: Focus Taiwan