Survey Names Top Cross-Border Job Destinations, Addresses Relocation Challenges
China, India, Brazil and Russia continue to be the top four emerging market destinations for international job transfers, according to the latest survey from global relocation service company Cartus Corporation.
Several countries — the Philippines, South Africa and Vietnam — now rank among the top 10 destinations of choice. None of the three ever cracked the top 25 before this year’s survey, titled Mobility Challenges in Emerging Markets.
China ranked first with more than half the responding companies sending employees on assignments there. India ranked second at 45%.
While the top four emerging market destination have remained consistent, the list has expanded to include a highly diverse collection of 44 key global destinations for corporate transferees.
The survey defines emerging markets as “those that have infrastructure, talent or administrative difficulties that require targeted strategies for meeting recruiting, housing, education, transportation, culture, language, security and governmental challenges.”
Several countries experiencing political turmoil, such as Indonesia, Egypt, Turkey and Qatar, rounded out the list, with a number of respondents stating that they have reinforced their security measures and/or have imposed certain travel restrictions on their employees due to the countries’ instability.
“Corporations worldwide are clearly sending their employees to an unprecedented array of new locations that will pose an even broader range of challenges, both for mobility programs and assignees on the ground,” says Kevin Kelleher, Cartus President and CEO.