The third edition of the Canadian Employee Relocation Council's Global Mobility Survey is out and here are three key takeaways in my opinion:
- The willingness of employees (across most industries) to temporarily relocate for up to two years to take a full-time job in another country with a 10% pay increase dropped seven points to just 18%. This means companies are going to need to consider incentives that support mobility.
- The destination countries that attract the most relocations are: the U.S., Canada, the UK and Australia. From a departure perspective, employees in Brazil, Mexico, South Africa and Argentina are the most willing to relocate.
- Global employees place a high value on the kind of country they are most likely to move to (High quality and accessible health care system - 82%; Is friendly to immigrants - 77%; Has a good social security system - 77%). There are more locations today than there were five years ago that people are no longer willing to consider.
The 2017 Canadian Employee Relocation Council’s (CERC) Global Mobility Survey marks the third edition of the ground-breaking survey first conducted in 2011. The 2017 survey, conducted in partnership with Ipsos Global Public Affairs, reports on the attitudes of 10,091 working women and men in 20 countries towards international relocation for employment purposes. The Ipsos Global @dvisor poll was conducted between February 17th, 2017 and March 3rd, 2017. Once again, this report provides a global perspective on the willingness of employees to move to another country for the purposes of employment. Given the growing skills shortages being experienced in many regions of the world, labour mobility is playing an increasingly important role in meeting those shortages.