The United States has been crowned the world’s most desirable country for overseas workers, followed by Germany, Canada, and Australia, according to the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Totaljobs survey of 366,000 people from nearly 200 countries. Perhaps not surprisingly, the United Kingdom has dropped three places from second to the fifth position in terms of attractiveness.
Among the G20 countries, the United States is the top destination for people in Germany, Brazil, Japan, Canada, Australia, Argentina, Turkey, and South Africa; the second-most-popular destination for people the United Kingdom, Russia, France, Indonesia, Italy, South Korea, and Mexico; the third-most-popular destination for respondents in Saudi Arabia and India; and the forth-most-popular destination for respondents in China.
Similarly, the UK is the top destination for people in Italy and the United States; the 2nd-most-popular destination for workers in Germany; the 3rd-most-popular destination for people in South Africa, Russia, Japan, Australia, and Canada; the 4th-most-popular destination for people in India, Saudi Arabia, and France; the 5th-most-popular destination for people in Turkey, Mexico, andBrazil; the 6th-most-popular destination for people in South Korea; the 7th-most-popular destination for people in Indonesia and China; and the eight-most-popular destination for respondents in Argentina.
The top 10 most desirable countries in the world for overseas workers:
1. United States
5. United Kingdom
The study also found that the number of UK citizens willing to seek employment overseas has soared to 62 per cent. This is the largest increase seen in any country globally. This could deepen a skills crisis in the United Kingdom as the number of people moving to the UK for work falls.
English-speaking Commonwealth countries including Barbados, Ghana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Nigeria were among those who rated the nited Kingdom as the most attractive country to move to for work.
However, residents in European countries, China, India, and the United Arab Emirates have seen the biggest decline when it comes to a desire to work in the UK. People in these countries are now more likely to opt for Australia, Canada, Germany, or the United States as a place to work.
Increasing numbers of UK citizens are looking to move to Australia, as opposed to the United States (No. 2), which had long been the most popular destination. Canada and Germany have also proven attractive to British workers, in third and fourth place respectively.
Most desirable countries in the world for overseas workers – among the G20 countries: