Decoding Global Talent, Onsite and Virtual

Orsolya Kovács-Ondrejkovic, Rainer Strack, Jens Baier, Pierre Antebi, Kate Kavanagh, and Ana López Gobernado
Date of Publication: 
March, 2021
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This is the first in a series about the pandemic’s long-term impact on work. If 30 years ago, you had asked somebody from Brazil, South Africa, or the UK which foreign country they would most like to move to for work, there’s a good chance thateach person would have offered the same answer. America. America. America. But the appeal of the US as a work destination has declined. Canada is now the first choice of foreign workers. Underscoring the shift in attitudes, two Middle Eastern cities and two Asian cities now rank higher than New York on the list of specific work destinations. And, in general, fewer people are interested in leaving their country for a foreign work assignment; the idea itself has lost some allure. These findings reflect several new factors that have penetrated the world’s consciousness and changed the workplace. The factors—the fallout from a difficult-to-control pandemic and a sharp rise in nationalism—have altered people’s thinking. Businesses and governments must understand these new attitudes and make adjustments of their own in order to ensure they’ll have the future workforce they need.

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Kovács-Ondrejkovic, O., Rainer, S., Jens, B., Pierre, A., Kavanagh, K. & Gobernado, A. (2021, March 4). Decoding Global Talent, Onsite and Virtual. Boston Consulting Group and The Network.