The Global Professionals on the Move 2012 survey (conducted by recruiting firm Hydrogen Group) shows:
- 9 per cent of respondents picked Australia as their destination of choice – edged out only by the US on 13 per cent. Interestingly the United nations also ranks countries – and Australia ranks second in that study, whereas the USA is ranked close to number 30.
- This number two ranking is the result of a number of factors, according to the researchers, who highlighted the ongoing resource boom and high quality of life as the two main points for consideration.
- there was an increasing appreciation of what international travel could do for a professional’s career – with 86 per cent noting that it advanced their professional progression and 83 per cent finding that they experienced a boost in their salaries after a stint overseas.
Australia consistently ranks in the top 5 of every study that The Migration Place has read, irrespective of the focus of the relevant study.