"I am delighted to share this ground breaking research project with the mobility community. EuRA and the Canadian Employee Relocation Council have worked together to deliver a research project that will form guidance for all mobility professionals over the coming decade. Global mobility is evolving. As a newer phenomenon in the corporate world, the nature of the globally mobile workforce has been changing since it appeared in the 1950’s and 1960’s. For our industry, trying to identify patterns in mobility programmes is key to delivering the services the clients need as well as to staying successful.
With the goal of helping our industry to adapt and thrive, EuRA and the Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC) commissioned a broad ranging study to research the research. The aim was to identify the trends that will drive our industry over the next decade and beyond. Based on 57 reports published between 2011 and the end of 2015, the study encompassed meta data taken from more than 25,000 respondents in over 40 countries. The reports were taken from those published by mobility think tanks, governments, financial institutions, associations and relocation management companies. This report is essential reading for anyone involved in relocation."
One of the first steps by the research team, was to identify the markers of change for our industry and four issues were highlighted;
• Demographic changes
• Transfer to a knowledge based economy
• Technology and the digital age
The 2017 Canadian Employee Relocation Council’s (CERC) Global Mobility Survey marks the third edition of the ground-breaking survey first conducted in 2011. The 2017 survey, conducted in partnership with Ipsos Global Public Affairs, reports on the attitudes of 10,091 working women and men in 20 countries towards international relocation for employment purposes. The Ipsos Global @dvisor poll was conducted between February 17th, 2017 and March 3rd, 2017.
Once again, this report provides a global perspective on the willingness of employees to move to another country for the purposes of employment. Given the growing skills shortages being experienced in many regions of the world, labour mobility is playing an increasingly important role in meeting those shortages.
Where possible the report has identified certain trends observed since the findings of the 2012 study. The 2017 survey included several new questions relating to immigration, social security and education that were not covered in the 2012 report.
The global poll is sponsored by BDO Global, the Council for Global Immigration, Crown World Mobility, Dwellworks LLC, EuRA, Randstad Holding NV, TheMIGroup, and Weichert Workforce Mobility.
The report provides insights based on major industry grouping, country of residence and factors that would most likely motivate or incent a global employee to accept an employer sponsored relocation for employment purposes.