Switzerland dubbed best place for talented workers

first_img– 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 –last_img read more

Digitain and Pokerdom launch new sportsbook ahead of World Cup

first_img Armenian sports betting and casino platform provider Digitain has linked up with Pokerdom, the world’s largest Russian-language poker community, to launch a new online sportsbook.The new site takes in 65 different sports, 7500 leagues and 3000 betting markets, and comes just a few months before the 2018 Russia World Cup.Powered by Digitain’s fully-managed sportsbook platform, next year’s World Cup is one of 30,000 live events that Pokerdom players will now be able to access each month.Suren Khachatryan, Digitain CEO, said the site was the first they had developed for a poker network, and demonstrated their ability to diversify the platforms of industry leaders across the globe.He added: “We have been working hard to forge new partnerships in different parts of the world, and Pokerdom represents the next step for us.“We are very excited to have teamed up with the number one online poker site in the CIS [Commonwealth of Independent States] to offer their players sports betting, and we can’t wait to see how business builds in the run-up to next year’s big tournament.”Digitain continues its expansion into new markets after a successful 2016 saw them recruit a number of new European clients, such as Austria’s Tipp1, Xlivebet.com of Bosnia and Spain-based Mediatech Solutions.Sergii Romanenko, Head of Sportsbook at Pokerdom, said: “It’s great to be teaming up with Digitain who have a wealth of experience in offering sportsbook solutions across both retail and online environments.“Our players will now be able to benefit from a huge range of pre-game and in-play sports betting markets thanks to their cutting-edge platform, and the imminent arrival of the World Cup means the timing of our launch couldn’t be any better.”Nominated in the ‘Poker’ category at the forthcoming EGR Operator Awards, Pokerdom is ranked among the top ten largest poker rooms in the world, with over one million registered users. Share Share Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 Related Articles Andrey Astapov, ETERNA LAW: Ukraine faces critical choices as gambling finish line nears August 21, 2020 Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 StumbleUpon Submitlast_img read more