Global professionals on the move 2013


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The 'Global professionals on the move’ report is set against a background of increasing global migration and the changing balance of global economic power.

In a professional landscape offering more global opportunities than ever before, our report provokes the debate for companies on how to successfully attract and retain the best global talent.

Similarly, for individuals it explores not just the challenges to moving abroad, but the overwhelming long term career advantages that an international move delivers.

To read the full report please visit

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Global professionals on the move 2013

  1. #GPM2013 Executive summary ESGlobal professionals on the move —2013
  2. ES #GPM2013 Summary In its fourth year,independent research examines the experience, attitudes and priorities of highly qualified, high earning professionals with regard to working abroad. For companies - it provokes debate on how to attract and retain the best global talent. For candidates - it explores the long term career advantages from international experience 2,146 respondents 90countries
  3. #GPM2013 Working abroad brings personal and professional benefits 01 72% 83% 77% Benefitted career Enhanced their salaries 98% Would recommend the experience to others Accelerated personal development How respondents benefitted
  4. #GPM2013 Executive summary ES Barriers to job The barriers and motivators for relocation 02 Insufficient relocation package Difficulties with visas and work permits 22% 19% 19% 14% The economic climate Insufficient job opportunities Career opportunities18% New experience16% Greater earning potential 16% Top three motivators for relocating Top barriers to finding an overseas job
  5. #GPM2013 Where we want to live and work 03 13% Australia 03 13% UK 2012 02 2012 24% USA 2012 01 6% Switzerland 06 8% Canada 05 9% Singapore 04 2012 2012 2012 01 03 02 04 05 06 5% UAE 09 5% Hong Kong 2012 08 5% France 2012 07 4% Germany 10 2012 201208 07 09 10 3% Brazil 12 3% China 2012 11 201213 14 2% N.Zealand 15 2% Spain 14 2012 2% Italy 2012 13 201215 11 12 Up No change Down Key Position changes 2012-2013
  6. ES #GPM2013 Professionals are staying abroad longer 04 86% Stay abroad longer than anticipated UAE Hong Kong 01 02 03 Long stay locations 52% Of those surveyed said home was “Anywhere in the world” Respondents abroad are considering applying for permanent residency ½of all Six years 63% of people already working abroad have stayed for more than six years Spain Top three long stay locations
  7. #GPM2013 05 37% Women relocate earlier 22% 5% 38% 31-40yr 41-50yr 51-60yr 33%of women, compared to 17% of men relocate between the ages of 21-30 Men 24% 17% #GPM2013 Women
  8. #GPM2013 Why Asia is seeking return-homers Skilled professionals Lived / living in Asia Understand local cultures and customs International business experience Speak the language 06 Half of the world’s GDP from emerging markets by 2020 50% Income tax rate for Malaysians returning from overseas Tax rate 15%
  9. 07 Global magnets for professionals Finance Oil and Gas USA Singapore Australia USA Australia Brazil Life Sciences Legal USA UK Australia USA UK Hong Kong USA UK Singapore Technology 1st 2nd 3rd Global magnets across different sectors Top three technology magnets #GPM2013
  10. #GPM2013 Recruiters play a key role Press advertising Socialnetw ork Currentem ployer Online advert Directly approaching potentialem ployer Recruiter/H eadhunter 14%13%10%3% 37%1% 08 55% 26% 10% 9% Amount of time taken for recruitment consultancy to facilitate relocation 0-2 months 3-6 months 7-12 months More than a year How did you find your current job?
  11. Want to understand more? Hydrogen is a global specialist recruitment business, placing exceptional, hard to find candidates in over 70 countries. Our joined up practices combine international reach with local expertise and specialist knowledge. Whilst many recruiters are location focused, Hydrogen believes the best way to deliver service to its clients and candidates is to base our offering around these practices, which cover both Technical & Scientific (Power, Mining, Oil & Gas and Life Sciences), and Professional Support Services (Business Transformation, Finance, Legal, Trading & Advisory and Technology). By being practice focussed and using the latest technology we provide our clients with global visibility of the best candidates. We invest in building strong relationships with candidates over the long-term, not just when they are actively looking to move. ESCP Europe is the world’s oldest business school. Founded in Paris in 1819, the School provides postgraduate and executive-level business education at five European campuses (Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid and Torino), and globally via a broad network of academic partners. For more information please contact Alex Bigland at Hydrogen or +44 (0)20 7090 7739 Global professionals on the move —2013 > Read the full report here