• Perceptions of employee mobility in a climate of change

Perceptions of employee mobility in a climate of change

04 November 2017

This report captures the findings of a comprehensive, global study of employee mobility that focuses specifically on the employee’s point of view. This report is the second of its kind, with the first having been conducted by Ipsos in 2012.

The purpose of this report is to help employers better understand the thoughts and feelings of current and potential employees. This research conducted by Ipsos on behalf of CERC and BDO is unique as it focuses on what employees are looking for when considering opportunities to relocate for employment. By providing a detailed understanding of what employees are looking for, given the current global environment, we believe that organizations will be better equipped to make the right decisions regarding their employee mobility programs going forward.

This report was written by Ipsos on the findings from the 2017 Employee Mobility study, conducted by Ipsos on behalf of the Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC). Ipsos is an independent global market research company that has been in the business for over 40 years.

Global @dvisor is Ipsos’ regular online survey that fields in 20 countries around the world with approximately 14,500 respondents every month. The CERC poll on employee mobility ran in 20 countries via the Ipsos Online Panel system. It fielded online between February 17th and March 3rd, 2017 in the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, the Netherlands, Turkey and the United States of America.

An international sample of 10,091 employees out of 14,516 adults aged 18 – 64 in the US and Canada, and aged 16-64 in all other countries, were interviewed. Approximately 300-500 individuals participated on a country by country basis with the exception of Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Spain, and the United States, where each have a sample 500+.

Weighting was then employed to balance demographics and ensure that the sample’s composition reflects that of the adult population according to the most recent country Census data and to provide results intended to approximate the sample universe. Where possible the report has identified certain trends observed since the findings of the 2012 study.

BDO is an international network of public accounting firms, the BDO Member Firms, which perform professional services under the name of BDO. The global network provides advisory services in 158 countries, with 67,731 people working out of 1,408 offices worldwide.
BDO was pleased to sponsor this global poll in conjunction with the Council for Global Immigration, Crown World Mobility, Dwellworks, EuRA, Randstad Holding NV, TheMIGroup, and Weichert Workforce Mobility.

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