Hydrogen Group recently announced a five-year review of global professionals on the move, highlighting important trends in global relocation and an increase in companies that are recognizing the competitive value of hiring international talent. See the infographic below for a comprehensive and fun look into their findings.
According to their survey, globalization is dramatically changing the workforce. The percentage of people willing to work abroad has significantly increased in the past five years, doubling from 16% to 35%, with 40% of respondents working abroad also stating they see no barriers to working abroad.
Another fascinating point is that globally, head executives believe that having the right talent in the right place is imperative for business expansion and growth. Seventy-one percent of professionals surveyed for the study think that employers value international experience and a quarter stated that working abroad improves future career prospects. People view working abroad as an opportunity to improve their skill sets, gain more experience and grow a global network, both on a professional and personal level.
This study also highlights the emergence of the global citizen who views traveling the world as a means to personal and professional growth, replacing the traditional expat that is wiling to move abroad for a few years. Companies now have a much wider and more diverse pool of talent for the right position willing to work abroad.
FIVE YEARS IN REVIEW: INFOGRAPHIC
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