15 December 2011
Totaljobs.com works with 48 other market-leading job boards from around the world for research project The Network, which looks at the global jobs market as a whole. This month, a survey of over 160,000 people from 66 countries showed that 63% of Brits would move abroad to find work – an increase from just 46% in 2009. However, despite the desire of many UK residents to leave the country, London continues to be voted as the most desirable city for jobseekers around the world.
The capital topped the list of global cities including New York, Singapore and Paris. This was a surprise for many, particularly as the majority of Brits polled said that domestic economic conditions and the desire for a 'better life' would mean they would happily leave the country.
Mike Booker, International Director at totaljobs.com, said of the research: "The pull of foreign workers to London and the push of UK workers overseas suggest we are seeing a loss of British talent. Despite the global economic downturn affecting the UK, we remain an attractive market for international jobseekers, particularly for those with higher level skills. Yet, with many British workers eyeing a move abroad, we need to do more to hold on to our home grown workforce."
See The Network website for more research