Diversity fuels the future of work according to upcoming 2018 GTCI

  • INSEAD, the Adecco Group and Tata Communications unveil the theme of the 2018 Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI):  diversity for talent competitiveness
  • In an era defined by uncertainty and growing divides, talent diversity  fuels innovation, helps overcome inequalities and enables a shared future
  • The 2018 GTCI will be launched on January 22, 2018 on the eve of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos


Zurich, Switzerland, December 14, 2017: Talent diversity is the focus of the 2018 Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI).  The GTCI is an annual benchmarking tool ranking countries and major cities on their ability to develop, attract and retain talent.

Developed by INSEAD in cooperation with the Adecco Group and Tata Communications, the fifth GTCI report will be presented in Davos, on Monday, January 22, 2018, on the eve of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting. This year’s WEF agenda will focus on inclusive and sustainable models for growth and a call for unparalleled cooperation to solve the fractures we face as global societies.

Organisations exist in a global context, increasingly marked by fast change, geopolitical instability and economic volatility, that is fundamentally transforming the way we live and work. Against this background, the 2018 GTCI will share best practices from high-ranking countries and cities that demonstrate how diversity and inclusion can be leveraged to attract, retain, and develop talent and realise a more sustainable, innovative, and eventually shared, future of work.

The 2018 GTCI will touch upon how greater cooperation can be achieved by deploying the breadth and depth of human ingenuity, which will be fostered by a commitment to diversity and inclusion. With insights from GTCI authors Bruno Lanvin and Paul Evans of INSEAD, along with Alain Dehaze, CEO of the Adecco Group, and Vinod Kumar, CEO Tata Communications, the 2018 GTCI will take a comprehensive look at how embracing difference strengthens performance and advantage.

For more information on the Global Talent Competitiveness Index, please visit: www.GTCIstudy.com

Watch the GTCI 2018 Theme Unveil Video at this link.

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About the Adecco Group

The Adecco Group is the world’s leading workforce solutions partner. We provide more than 700,000 people with permanent and flexible employment every day. With more than 33,000 employees in 60 countries, we transform the world of work one job at a time. Our colleagues serve more than 100,000 organisations with the talent, HR services and cutting-edge technology they need to succeed in an ever-changing global economy. As a Fortune Global 500 company, we lead by example, creating shared value that meets social needs while driving business innovation. Our culture of inclusivity, fairness and teamwork empowers individuals and organisations, fuels economies, and builds better societies. These values resonate with our employees, who voted us number 2 on the Great Place to Work® – World’s Best Workplaces 2017 list. We make the future work for everyone.

The Adecco Group is based in Zurich, Switzerland. Adecco Group AG is registered in Switzerland (ISIN: CH0012138605) and listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ADEN). The group is powered by eight lead brands: Adecco, Modis, Badenoch & Clark, Spring Professional, Lee Hecht Harrison, Pontoon, Adia and YOSS.

About INSEAD, The Business School for the World

As one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD brings together people, cultures and ideas to change lives and to transform organisations. A global perspective and cultural diversity are reflected in all aspects of our research and teaching.

With campuses in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore) and the Middle East (Abu Dhabi), INSEAD’s business education and research spans three continents. The school’s 145 renowned Faculty members from 40 countries inspire more than 1,400 degree participants annually in its MBA, Executive MBA, Executive Master in Finance, Executive Master in Consulting and Coaching for Change and PhD programmes. In addition, more than 11,000 executives participate in INSEAD’s executive education programmes each year.

In addition to INSEAD’s programmes on its three campuses, INSEAD participates in academic partnerships with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia & San Francisco); the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University near Chicago; the Johns Hopkins University/SAIS in Washington DC and the Teachers College at Columbia University in New York; and MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In Asia, INSEAD partners with School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University in Beijing, and China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai. INSEAD is a founding member in the multidisciplinary Sorbonne University created in 2012, and also partners with Fundação Dom Cabral in Brazil. INSEAD became a pioneer of international business education with the graduation of the first MBA class on the Fontainebleau campus in Europe in 1960. In 2000, INSEAD opened its Asia campus in Singapore. And in 2007 the school began an association in the Middle East, officially opening the Abu Dhabi campus in 2010.

Around the world and over the decades, INSEAD continues to conduct cutting edge research and to innovate across all its programmes to provide business leaders with the knowledge and sensitivity to operate anywhere. These core values have enabled INSEAD to become truly “The Business School for the World”.

INSEAD’s MBA programme is ranked #1 by the Financial Times in 2016 and 2017.

More information about INSEAD can be found at www.insead.edu


About Tata Communications

Tata Communications Limited (CIN no: L64200MH1986PLC039266) along with its subsidiaries (Tata Communications) is a leading global provider of A New World of Communications™. With a leadership position in emerging markets, Tata Communications leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises and communications service providers.

The Tata Communications global network includes one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks and a Tier-1 IP network with connectivity to more than 240 countries and territories across 400 PoPs, as well as nearly 1 million square feet of data centre and colocation space worldwide.

Tata Communications’ depth and breadth of reach in emerging markets includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services and leadership in global international voice communications. Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India. https://www.tatacommunications.com/

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