Germany ranked 2nd in apprenticeships, 3rd in employee training and 3rd in remuneration of management.
Luxembourg ranked 2nd in labor force growth, 4th in pupil-teacher radio, 4th in remuneration in services professions and 6th in international experience.
Sweden ranked 2nd in attracting and retaining workers, 7th in international experience and 8th in worker motivation.
Nokia ranked 1st in personal security and private property rights, 3rd in science in schools and 5th in government expenditure on education.
Canada is the only non-European country in the top ten, rising from 11th place. It ranked 3rd in personal security and private property rights and 4th in foreign highly-skilled personnel.
The Netherland placed 1st in language skills, 2nd in university education, 3rd in the education system and 4th in quality of life.
Austria placed 1st in the Quality of Live ranking, 2nd in employee training and, 3rd in apprenticeships and 4th in attracting and retaining talent.
Norway advanced four places up from last year, thanks to an improvement in public expenditure on education and the readiness of its talent pool.
Denmark ranks 1st in investment and development, 7th in appeal and 8th in readiness.
Switzerland tops the talent ranking for the fifth consecutive year. It took first places in apprenticeships, health infrastructure, highly-skilled foreign personnel, remuneration in the services professions, remuneration of management, the education system, university education and management education.