COVID-19 is a key factor that has changed employees’ views on workforce mobility
- Four Asia-Pacific countries made the list in 2020, suggesting that employees now consider a country’s COVID-19 management success as a criterion for relocation
- 44% of Singaporeans are willing to work abroad, a sharp drop compared with 79% back in 2014
- Australia, China, Taiwan and New Zealand are the top overseas destinations that Singaporeans want to work in
SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 22 March 2021 – COVID-19 is one of the key factors that has drastically changed the way talent think about their work and mobility preferences. This is the conclusion drawn from the 2021 “Decoding Global Talent” report, which examines how the pandemic has impacted global attitudes and preferences towards working abroad. The report also finds that Singapore has leapt from the 24th position back in 2014 to become the 8th most attractive country that employees would be willing to relocate to.