The IMD Global Competitiveness Center has published its fourth annual World Talent Report, assessing how 63 different countries attract and retain talent based on 30 criteria.

France is now ranked 27th, up one place from 2016, and performs well in all three of the report’s criteria categories: investment in and development of home-grown talent; appeal, i.e. the ability to attract and retain local and foreign talent; and readiness.

It is also ranked in the top 10 for the proportion of women in the labor force (10th), health infrastructure (6th), public expenditure on education per pupil (7th) and remuneration of management (7th).

France scored particularly well in 2017 in management education (up 19 places), apprenticeships (up 4 places), employee training (up 7 places), and ability to attract foreign highly skilled personnel (up 7 places).

If you’d like to find out more, click here to read the overview (in French) written by Business France summarizing the main elements of the report.

Click here to read the full report.