93% Indian employees ready to work abroad
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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.


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

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