Top talent finds a home in Greater Zurich
Are you looking for a location with a broad and diverse availability of highly-qualified employees? Access to highly skilled talent and specialists is one of the most important success factors for companies and plays a key role in location decisions. According to the INSEAD Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2023 and the IMD World Talent Ranking 2023, Switzerland, particularly the Greater Zurich Area, is the world's most appealing location for attracting, retaining and developing talent. This is thanks to key factors like the excellent Swiss education system, the Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons with the European Union, the country’s cosmopolitan attitude, attractive conditions for employees and employers, social mobility and the high quality of life.
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Rankings, facts and figures
#1 worldwide in talent attraction and retention
#1 worldwide in innovation
Source: World Intellectual Property Organization
#3 on World Competitiveness Ranking
ETH Zurich ranks #11 in the World University Ranking
Source: THE Times Higher Education
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Learn more about the benefits of doing business in the Greater Zurich Area.
The handbook provides information on the key locational advantages Switzerland has to offer.
The PDF outlines why Greater Zurich is a top location for European expansion.
This PDF provides information on Greater Zurich Area’s as a leading hub for innovation.
The PDF takes a deep dive into the industry’s success and innovation in the region.
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