93% Indian employees ready to work abroad

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 21:07

New Delhi: A whopping 93 per cent Indians
are willing to work overseas over the next decade against a
global average of just 50 per cent, a report has revealed.
According to a report by consulting firm
PicewaterhouseCoopers, "93 per cent Indians belonging to a
demographic group called millennials are ready to work outside
their home country during their career."

India is followed by South Africa and Turkey where around
92 per cent and 90 per cent people, respectively, wanted to
work abroad.

While the Netherlands has the least (about 62 per cent)
number of people who want to work outside their native
country.

"Global mobility is an obvious solution, especially for
transnational companies, cost and regulatory pressures as well
as the need for new skills in the post-recession era will pose
challenges to HR.

"Innovative and cost-effective solutions and training in
cross-cultural sensitivity and behaviours will be the key to
success," People and Change practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers
India leader Sankar Ramamurthy said.

Interestingly, about 70 per cent people globally, expect
to use non-native languages in their careers and 94 per cent
believe they would work across geographic borders more than
their parents did.

The report also revealed a trend in which international
assignees from India and China are returning home to exploit
emerging opportunities with their new-found skills in their
countries of origin.

The PwC report is based on the trend data regarding
international assignments for 900 companies, population data
and the opinions of both CEOs and workers around the globe.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 21:07

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