Gina Grover, consulting services specialist here at Plus, shared that a recent survey conducted in 20 countries by the Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC) found that fewer employees are willing to take an international relocation in 2017 than five years ago. Some cited factors that would help them decide to take that move are spousal support, guaranteed option to return to their current role and a salary increase.
Per Stephen Cryne, CEO of CERC, global employees are less motivated to relocate by virtually all incentives than they were in 2012. He states that “the growing populist opposition towards migration and more restrictive immigration regulations in some countries are factors that will discourage employees from considering a move to those destinations.”
Are the findings from this survey reflective of the response you are getting from your employees? If so, is your business concerned about getting talent to the right place at the right time? Which locations are you finding most difficult for sending talent?
A survey of 10,000 employees in 20 countries, carried out by Ipsos on behalf of the Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC), has revealed a fall in the number of employees who would be willing to move abroad for employment.In 2017, almost two in ten (18 per cent) employees in 20 countries said they would be ‘very likely’ to relocate for up to two years and take a full-time job in another country with a ten per cent pay increase. In 2012, the figure was 25 per cent.“At a time when many regions of the world are transitioning to knowledge-based economies, and living standards improve, it is not surprising to see a measurable decline in the number of employees willing to relocate for employment since 2012,” said Stephen Cryne, president and CEO of the CERC.