Global talent wars: Learning from locations that attract the best
This report explores how to attract global talent to help boost the state’s economic prosperity.
About the report
As the world navigates the COVID-19 pandemic, the global fight for talent will only intensify as countries compete to attract the best people to help accelerate economic recovery.
The Innovation and Productivity Council’s (IPC) report, Global talent wars: Learning from locations that attract the best (PDF) 8.4 MB explores international strategies used to attract and retain exceptional talent to inform effective local policies and programs.
In this report, the IPC:
- explores why talent matters for economic growth
- analyses how we compare internationally on the movement of talent and global workers’ experiences, and motivations for entering and leaving Australia and NSW
- highlights areas where NSW performs well in attracting and retaining highly skilled talent and identifies areas where we can improve
- provides information on international strategies used to attract and retain exceptional talent to inform effective local policies and programs
- makes 3 recommendations for government to attract and retain highly skilled talent.
The IPC hopes this report begins discussion on how NSW can attract the very best international talent to address skills shortages and support key growth industries.
Response from Investment NSW to the report
Investment NSW is working to implement the recommendations provided by the IPC's report. Read the Global Talent Action Plan (PDF) 215 KB to see the initiatives that are planned or have already been implemented.