Chile leads the Latin American Talents Index, according to a joint investigation by the global recruitment firm Heidrick & Struggles and The Economist, the most influential magazine in the world. The study compares and orders the region’s countries according to their capacity to offer potential qualified employees within the next five years.
The variables analyzed in this survey, which seeks to determine the distribution of talent in Latin America, include those of a social nature, such as the quality of elementary education and universities; as well as demographic and economic ones, including mobility and the liberalization of the labor market.
Chile’s success in this area has to do with the country’s capacity to attract new direct investment and its vigorous economy, which compensated demographic and educational factors.
Thus, the country surpasses giants like Mexico, in second place, and Brazil, which ranked third. Costa Rica also performed very well and came in fourth. The Central American country stands out for its mandatory education and the openness of the labor market, among other aspects.
Projections for 2013 indicate that the country will maintain its privileged position over time. Chile led the last ranking with 58.4 points, a rating that is expected to be very close to what is expected in the next survey.