The Danish talent competitiveness paradox
Denmark is among the world’s top five countries as the highest ranked Scandinavian country in INSEAD’s Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2015-16. However, a closer look reveals that while Denmark enables and grows talent, this does not translate into an equally strong ability to attract and retain talent. While Denmark offers an attractive and world-class business landscape, along with a unique open work culture, the core attraction and retention of both businesses and people lag behind. One of the biggest barriers is the taxation system, for which Denmark ranked 98th out of the 110 countries ranked.