International brain drain: workers looking overseas for a better job in some key markets

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  • One in four willing to move countries to find a better job.
  • One in four looking to leave their employer within 12 months.

Countries still reeling from the global recession could be set to become employment ‘ghost towns’ as more than a quarter of workers say they are willing to move overseas to find a better job – according to GfK International Employee Survey, a new international report from GfK Custom Research.
The question was asked in 17 of the 29 countries covered by the major international study and found that more than a quarter of the workforce questioned (27 per cent) is willing to move to another country to find better employment.
And it is the young, qualified employees who are most likely to feel this workplace wanderlust: two-fifths (41 per cent) of workers aged 18–29 agreed they are willing to move countries to find a better job, while that figure is one in three for degree holders (32 per cent) and nearly o

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