Sri Lanka seems to be poor on talent, at least according to a new global survey released today.
The new study, released today by research group Heidrick & Struggles in conjunction with the Economist Intelligence Unit, placed Sri Lanka at 59 out of 60 countries.
The Global Talent Index 2011 incorporates the data analysis of sixty countries, measuring global talent in 2011 and anticipating future realities in 2015.
The US heads the index with Nigeria at number 60. India is meanwhile at number 35 and Pakistan 57.
The survey found that talent across the globe was outstripping supply and that countries were not moving fast enough to prepare workers for the needs of tomorrow’s economy.
The index analysed and compared the countries according to seven indicators: demographics, the quality of compulsory education, the quality of university education, the quality of the labour force, the degree to which the work environment nurtures talent, the mobility and relative openness of the labour market and the countries’ proclivity to attract talent.
Each of these indicators consisted of several components or sub-categories for which each country was awarded points and ranked in relation to the rest of the countries