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The 10 Countries With The World's Best Workers - Finland #2

The 10 Countries With The World's Best Workers - Finland #2 | Finland | Scoop.it

A new World Economic Forum report ranks the countries of the world on human capital. FINLAND - NR 2 !

Ranks 1st for education, 9th for health, 3rd for its workforce, and 1st for enabling environment.  While it might be most famous for its world-class and unorthodox education system, Finland also has an excellent infrastructure, skilled employees, and the world's greatest rate of social mobility. 

 

The top spots are reserved for countries with superior health care, education, and training, many of which are clustered in Europe and Scandinavia in particular. 

The rankings are based on four factors: education, health, workforce, and enabling environment. Education measures the quality of schools and the achievement of students to get a sense of how both current and future workers have been educated. Health measures physical and mental well-being from childhood through old age.

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A surprising map of the countries that are most and least welcoming to foreigners

A surprising map of the countries that are most and least welcoming to foreigners | Finland | Scoop.it


Buried several hundred pages into a new World Economic Forum report on global tourism, past the sections on air travel infrastructure and physician density (by which they mean the number of physicians per capita, not the mass-per-cubic-meter of individual doctors), are some very interesting numbers. The WEF has compiled survey data from 140 countries estimating the attitude of each countries’ population toward foreign visitors. - Finland among more welcoming! 

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Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, March 25, 2013 2:30 AM

Surprised to find India nearing the bottom!

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Global Competitiveness - World Economic Forum

Global Competitiveness - World Economic Forum | Finland | Scoop.it

Persisting Divides in Global Competitiveness as Switzerland, Singapore and Finland Top Competitiveness Rankings in 2012

 

Finland in third position, overtaking Sweden (4th).

 

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Daren Ng's curator insight, June 26, 2013 5:54 AM

In global competitiveness, Switzerland, for the fourth consecutive year, tops the overall rankings in The Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013, released today by the World Economic Forum. Singapore remains in second position and Finland in third position, overtaking Sweden (4th). These and other Northern and Western European countries dominate the top 10 with the Netherlands (5th), Germany (6th) and United Kingdom (8th). The United States (7th), Hong Kong (9th) and Japan (10th) complete the ranking of the top 10 most competitive economies. Singapore still remains as a thriving and highly effecient society with thriving economy as it places 2nd amongst the top 10 countries in terms of performance in the global market. Singapore is amongst the pinnacle of countries in terms of its economy and has surpassed many other countries and is able to compete in a global outlook. Hence, is Singapore able to maintain its high position amongst the other countries in global competitiveness of economy? What factors contribute to Singapore's highly effecient economy, causing it to be of such high ranking amongst global competitiveness?

Wai Kit's curator insight, June 29, 2013 10:52 AM

This article shows the rankings of countries economic status. In this article, we can see that Singapore is also listed in the top 10 in the ranking list. This thus shows that Singapore is quite competitive and is doing quite well in the global community.

Seamus Ong's curator insight, July 4, 2013 8:36 AM

From the article we can see that Singapore is economically competant on a global scale and more productive than her most of her neighbours. As we can see, Singapore has managed to maintain 2nd place on the ranking list which is a great acheivement. This article makes me think that Singapore must definitely be a role model in the global community and also a great influential country considering it being ranked so high on the list. The article also makes me wonder how hard our goverment have worked to get Singapore to where she is today.

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Finland world’s third most egalitarian country

Finland world’s third most egalitarian country | Finland | Scoop.it

Finland ranks third in the World Economic Forum’s global survey of gender equality.  Finland figures strongly, particularly with regard to the education of women and the number of ministerial posts they hold.  A total of 135 countries were surveyed...

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Finland ranked 1st at the Word Economic Forum's Global Information Technology Report 2013!

Finland ranked 1st at the Word Economic Forum's Global Information Technology Report 2013! | Finland | Scoop.it

Finland ranked 1st at the Word Economic Forum's Global Information Technology Report 2013! Finland is the best country when measuring the preparedness of an economy to use ICT to boost competitiveness and well-being. 

How did the other countries do? See the report:http://ow.ly/k4wdw ;

Photo: Screen Capture from the World Economic Forum Report: "Global Information Technology Report 2013"

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Global Gender Gap - Finland ranks in second position

Global Gender Gap -  Finland ranks in second position | Finland | Scoop.it

The Global Gender Gap Report 2012 benchmarks national gender gaps of 135 countries on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria. The Global Gender Gap Index was developed in 2006, partially to address the need for a consistent and comprehensive measure of gender equality that can track a country’s progress over time. The index points to potential role models by revealing those countries that – within their region or income group – are leaders in dividing resources more equitably between women and men than other countries, regardless of the overall level of resources available. http://wef.ch/c1q8S

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Competitive advantages: A comparison of competitiveness and wealth

Competitive advantages: A comparison of competitiveness and wealth | Finland | Scoop.it

SWITZERLAND tops the latest global competitiveness ranking of 144 countries by the World Economic Forum, best known for its annual shindig in Davos (a Swiss ski resort). It is closely followed by Singapore, while Finland has replaced Sweden in third place. That may be some comfort to the Finns, whose economy is lagging while Sweden’s is thriving.

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The Global Information Technology Report 2010 - 2011 : The World Economic Forum

Explore and contribute to the understanding of the great digital transformation and its impact on our society.
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