TORONTO, Feb. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Two in ten (19%) employees in 24 countries
would be 'very likely' to take a full-time job in another country for
two to three years with a 10 per cent pay increase, finds a new poll
conducted by global research company Ipsos on behalf of the Canadian
Employee Relocation Council. Those most likely to say they would
relocate internationally were from Mexico (34%), Brazil (32%), and
Russia (31%). Just one in ten or (10%) of Canadian employees in the
survey say they would take a full time job overseas.
Global employees report they would be most motivated to move abroad for
the new job offer by incentives such as a guaranteed option to return
to their current role after two years, a 10 per cent pay increase,
round trip tickets to visit home, and paid language training if
According to CERC president and CEO Stephen Cryne, "This study provides
employers with valuable strategic intelligence about labour supply in
today's globally competitive market for key talent. Employers now have
more tools to help them to determine who to recruit, where to recruit,
and what supports are needed to get the right people in the right place
at the right time. We look forward to working with IPSOS in gathering
further insights about global mobility."
Appetite for International Experience
Employees in 24 countries were asked to consider the opportunity of a
full-time job available in another country for anywhere between two or
three years with a minimum 10 per cent increase in pay.
When asked to indicate their top reasons for why they would relocate, 38
per cent say they would do so because of the better pay. Other reasons
employees give for their interest in moving abroad include: better
living conditions, international experience as a good career move, a
new adventure and time for a change.
When asked why they would decline the relocation opportunity: 36 per
cent said that a 10 per cent pay increase is not enough of an incentive
for such a move and, underscoring previous research by CERC, almost one
third say they don't want to leave their friends and family behind; two
in ten say their partner has a job preventing a transfer, and 13 per
cent say they don't want to uproot children from schools and friends.
According to Cryne, "CERC research has consistently shown that family
and spousal issues are the reasons most often cited by employees when
turning down an opportunity to relocate for work."
There are some incentives that employers could offer workers to
encourage a move to that new international job. One third of employees
in 24 countries, including Canada at 34 per cent, report that a
guarantee to be able to move back to their current role after two years
with further relocation assistance would make them "much more likely to
take the job." Three in ten say the 10 per cent pay raise would
motivate them to take the move, while another three in ten say
relocation is much more likely iftheir immediate family members would
each get one round trip airfare per person to travel back home or have
two round trip tickets.
The Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC) is Canada's business
authority on talent mobility. As a non-profit organization of
employers, CERC represents the interests of leading organizations
across Canada that relocate their employees for employment purposes
both domestically and internationally.
These are some of the findings of an Ipsos Global @dvisor poll conducted
in 24 countries via the Ipsos Online Panel system between August 5 and
August 15, 2011.
SOURCE Canadian Employee Relocation Council
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