– Advertisement – The U.S. came in 15th, ranked behind Germany (11th), Australia (13th), and Hong Kong (14th). It was just ahead of Ireland (18th), Taiwan (20th) and the U.K (23rd).Among the bottom 10 countries were: Russia, Bulgaria, Mexico, Romania, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, Slovak Republic, with India and Mongolia coming out last in the ranking.Now in its seventh year, the IMD annual ranking seeks to provide a picture of leading economies’ talent pools, and therefore their global competitiveness. It does so by drawing on a mixture of hard data and surveys to measure markets.- Advertisement – Switzerland was praised for its high-quality education system and focus on apprenticeships, as well as its ability to attract overseas professionals with high living standards and strong pay packets. Denmark, meanwhile, performed well for its emphasis of equal opportunity across society, and Luxembourg ticked up followed sustained investment in its workforce over recent years.Here are the top 10 countries on the list of 63 countries, which was heavily led by Western Europe.1. Switzerland 2. Denmark 3. Luxembourg 4. Iceland 5. Sweden6. Austria 7. Norway 8. Canada 9. Singapore10. the Netherlands- Advertisement – Countries are assessed across three key criteria: ‘Investment and development’ looks at how a country fosters domestic talent; ‘Appeal’ assesses the extent to which an economy retains homegrown talent and draws international talent; and ‘Readiness’ measures the quality of skills and competences available.As with previous years, the latest study was conducted between January and April, and as such, does not fully account for the impact of the pandemic. However, Jose Caballeros, senior economist at the IMD World Competitiveness Center, told CNBC Make It the findings provide some indication of which job markets may feel the greatest social and economic fallout.“The performance of the top talent-competitive countries remains relatively strong,” said Caballeros. “It is among the other economies where we see more fluctuation.”Indonesia, which came in at position 45, and Malaysia, which was 23rd on the list, both fell in the rankings this year. That was due to “brain drain” — the emigration of educated workers away from their home country — and a reduced ability to attract foreign highly skilled workers and international managers, Caballeros said. He added that the pandemic will likely make that problem worse.Meanwhile, other countries that are largely reliant on overseas talent, such as Singapore, Australia, the U.S. and the U.K., could also see a negative impact from recent border restrictions, the report noted.But Caballeros said the pandemic has also provided a spot of opportunity for economies to invest in their people and adapt to new ways of working.“Enabling employees to acquire new or redeploy existing skills — to transition to remote working for example — will also be essential to sustaining the effectiveness of the talent pool in the near future,” he said.“This effectiveness will be necessary to tackle the new challenges that may arise following the current crisis. Facilitating the adoption of flexible new technologies will also be helpful for such economies since they will be able to be redeployed to address the needs of a continuously changing context,” Caballeros added.Don’t miss: Happiness expert: One technique for staying upbeat during the pandemicLike this story? Subscribe to CNBC Make It on YouTube! Switzerland has been named the best place in the world for attracting and nurturing skilled workers, even as the coronavirus pandemic weighs on many countries’ ability to win over top talent.Retaining pole position for the fourth year running, the central European nation beat out other continental neighbors including Denmark, Luxembourg, Iceland and Sweden to secure the top spot in IMD’s World Talent Ranking 2020 released Thursday.- Advertisement –
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MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ That came in Dubai in March, while his best Grand Slam performance was reaching the semi-finals of the French Open.A hip problem ruined his Wimbledon defence and forced him out of the US Open, ultimately ending his season with three months to run.Murray’s 2012 US Open and 2013 Wimbledon titles came under Lendl and after they split in 2014 he worked with former French player Amelie Mauresmo before reuniting with Lendl in 2016.The top of the men’s game is currently beset by a glut of injuries to big-name players, with Murray, Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka all missing from the ongoing ATP Finals in London, which Murray won last year.Murray has slipped to 16th in the world this year.Nadal pulled out of this year’s tournament after his opening round-robin match.Murray replaced Djokovic as world number one in November 2016 and held the top spot for 41 weeks before being replaced by NadalMurray practised with Austria’s Dominic Thiem for two hours ahead of the ATP Finals last week. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Murray, who has missed a big chunk of the current season through injury, will continue to work on his fitness in Miami before heading to Australia ahead of the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year.“I wish Andy well going forward. We had a great run and a lot of fun,” said Lendl, himself an eight-time Grand Slam winner as a player.Lendl will continue to work in the field of player development at the US Tennis Association, where his group’s Patrick Kypson recently won his first professional event.Murray has won just a single title in 2017 after his golden year in 2016.Injury-ravaged 2017ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene FILE – in this Jan. 15, 2012 file photo, Andy Murray of Britain, left, talks with coach Ivan Lendl during a practice session for the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne, Australia. Murray and Lendl are calling it quits for a second time, ending a partnership that produced three Grand Slam titles and two Olympic gold medals. (AP Photo/Sarah Ivey, File)LONDON — Former world number one Andy Murray announced Friday he has split with coach Ivan Lendl for the second time as he works towards regaining full fitness for the 2018 season.The 30-year-old Scot has enjoyed all of his Grand Slam success under the guidance of Lendl, securing a second Wimbledon title last year and another Olympic title in the second instalment of their fruitful partnership.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Overall, in his two spells with Lendl, Murray won three Grand Slams, two Olympic golds and reached the top of the rankings in a fearsomely competitive era of men’s tennis featuring Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.“I’m thankful to Ivan for all his help and guidance over the years. We’ve had great success and learned a lot as a team,” Murray said on his website.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“My focus now is on getting ready for Australia with the team I have in place and getting back to competing.”The statement said the decision to end the coaching relationship had been mutual. Peaking Archers seek Finals slot vs Falcons Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View comments
Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown UP NEXT: The Kings (1-0) travel to Los Angeles to play the Lakers on Thursday. … Phoenix (0-1) will play host to the New Zealand Breakers on Wednesday.76ERS 120, MAGIC 114Joel Embiid had 21 points on 9-of-15 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds in 22 minutes. Ben Simmons added nine points, five rebounds, seven assist, two steals and a block.Furkan Korkmaz made 6 of 8 from the field, including 3 of 5 from behind the arc, and finished with 18 points in 18 minutes for the 76ers.Nikola Vucevic led Orlando with 20 points and blocked two shots. Terrence Ross hit three 3s and finished with 13 points and three steals.76ERS: Markelle Fultz, the top pick in the 2017 draft who missed 68 games last season, had 12 points on 5-of-12 shooting and grabbed six rebounds. … Jerryd Bayless did not play after suffering a sprained knee during practice Sunday. He’ll be re-evaluated in 3-to-4 weeks. Wilson Chandler, who strained his hamstring in Friday’s preseason opener, did not play. MAGIC: D.J. Augustine and Mo Bamba, the No. 6 overall selection in June’s draft, scored 12 points apiece. Augustine hit 3 of 4 from 3-point range and had six assists. … Isaiah Briscoe had 11 points and Aaron Gordon added 10 points, seven rebounds and four assists.UP NEXT: The 76ers (2-0) play Dallas in Shanghai on Friday. … Orlando (0-1) returns home to play Flamengo.KNICKS 124, WIZARDS 121, OTRookie Kevin Knox had 13 points and 10 rebounds in the Knicks’ preseason opener.The No. 9 pick in the draft started and added three assists and two steals in 26 minutes. Lance Thomas scored 12 points. MOST READ John Wall played just 9 ½ minutes of Washington’s exhibition opener, scoring six points. Bradley Beal had 11, but shot just 3 for 12 in 22 minutes.KNICKS: Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing, now coaching Georgetown, spoke to Knicks players earlier Monday. … Damyean Dotson scored 12 of his 14 points in overtime, making all three shots, including two 3-pointers. … Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 11 points. … Second-round pick Mitchell Robinson, who didn’t play in college last season, had six points and seven rebounds. … Rookie Allonzo Trier, signed to a two-way contract, had 13 points. … Courtney Lee sat out with a strained neck.WIZARDS: Dwight Howard remained out with a back injury that has sidelined him since training camp began. … Kelly Oubre Jr. led Washington with 15 points, eight rebounds and four assists. … Otto Porter Jr. scored 13 points. … Markieff Morris was ejected after exchanging words with Mitchell. … Austin Rivers had seven points off the bench in his first game with the Wizards. … Jordan McRae was 4 for 4 for nine points in OT.UP NEXT: The Knicks visit Brooklyn on Wednesday. Washington (0-1) hosts Miami on Friday.PELICANS 116, HAWKS 102DeAndre’ Bembry had 20 points, five rebounds and four assists and John Collins scored 18 points for Atlanta. Rookie Trae Young had 11 points and eight assists, but was just 5-of-16 shooting.Anthony Davis led New Orleans with 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds in 17 minutes, and Jrue Holiday hit 3 of 4 from 3-point range and finished with 13 points. Julius Randle had 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds.PELICANS: Jahlil Okafor (ankle), Darius Miller (biceps), Nikola Mirotic (Achilles) and Alexis Ajinca (quadriceps) did not play. … New Orleans shot just 36.5 percent (38 of 104) from the field, including 8 of 39 (20.5 percent) from behind the arc.HAWKS: Justin Anderson (leg) Dewayne Dedmon (ankle), Daniel Hamilton (rotator cuff) and Omari Spellman did not play. … Alex Poythress had 13 points and five rebounds in 14 minutes. … Tyler Dorsey scored 11 points.UP NEXT: The Pelicans (0-2) travel to New York to play the Knicks on Friday. … Atlanta (1-0) plays the Grizzlies in Memphis on Friday. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal The exhibition opener for both teams featured the top two picks in the most recent draft. Marvin Bagley III of Duke came off the Sacramento bench for seven points in 25 minutes.Ayton — Bagley’s one-time high school teammate — looks a little more NBA-ready. The former Arizona star leaped high for alley-oop and showed off a nice touch with a hook, finishing 9 for 16 from the floor and 6 of 8 from the free throw line.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissJoel Embiid, perhaps the league’s top current big man, matched up Monday with another top-10 center from the draft, Orlando’s Mo Bamba. Embiid kept Philadelphia unbeaten with 21 points in the 76ers’ final game before they head to China for a pair of games against Dallas.KINGS 106, SUNS 102 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) boxes out Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III, right, during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Deandre Ayton might be the NBA’s next great man in the middle.The No. 1 pick had a dominant debut Monday night, finishing with 24 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots in the Phoenix Suns’ 106-102 loss to the Sacramento Kings.ADVERTISEMENT Lyceum nears twice-to-beat bonus, routs Mapua Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Yogi Ferrell had 26 points on 9-of-14 shooting, including 6 of 9 from 3-point range, and Willie Cauley-Stein added 14 points and 12 rebounds for Sacramento.Josh Jackson added 17 points and six assists for Phoenix, and TJ Warren scored 16 points on 6-of-7 shooting.Ayton missed his final four field-goal attempts and went 2 of 4 from the line with an offensive foul in the final minute.KINGS: Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee), Kosta Koufos (hamstring), Iman Shumpert (calf) and Nemanja Bjelica (knee) did not play. … Harry Giles III, who missed all of last season after being selected 20th overall in the 2017 draft, scored 14 points. … Bagley shot 2 for 7 and grabbed two rebounds.SUNS: Mikal Bridges, the 10th overall selection in June’s draft, was scoreless with one rebound in 12 minutes. … Devin Booker, who had surgery on his right hand last month, did not play. He is expected to miss all of the preseason but expects to be ready for the start of the regular season.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college