SYDNEY, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Australia is the third most desired place for professionals to relocate to, says a new report, despite economic challenges and the current high exchange rate making it expensive for many professionals to move here.
The Global Professionals on the Move 2013 report, carried out by global specialist recruiter Hydrogen, found that a combination of professional and lifestyle factors have placed Australia in an enviable spot near the top of the world rankings for attracting workers from overseas. Professional demands are no different from those in the US or UK, but the quality of life outside of work is superior to many other countries.
Shane Little, Managing Director for Hydrogen, Australia, commented, "Oil and gas continues to be a real growth area, with demand increasing for professionals with unconventional experience. There is also a growing demand for professionals in life sciences and pharmaceuticals, in particular on the clinical research & development side, and in regulatory affairs and compliance. Australia is also a technology hub, with growth currently in cloud technology, analytics and big data storage."
Hydrogen's Global Professionals on the Move 2013 report is conducted by ESCP Europe. Key findings of the report, which looks at the experience, attitudes and priorities of highly qualified, high earning professionals with regard to working abroad, were:
- 83% of respondents who had relocated said it accelerated their personal development;
- 77% said it benefitted their career prospects;
- 72% said it enhanced their salaries.
- 43% said family would be their main potential barrier to relocating;
- 12% thought there were no barriers to relocating at all (up from 4% last year).
The full report can be found at [http://bit.ly/12dJFr7]
About Hydrogen Group:
Hydrogen is a global specialist recruitment business, placing exceptional, hard to find candidates in over 70 countries. Our joined up practices combine international reach with local expertise and specialist knowledge.
Whilst many recruiters are location focused, Hydrogen believes the best way to deliver service to its clients and candidates is to base our offering around these practices, which cover both Technical & Scientific (Power, Mining, Oil & Gas and Life Sciences), and Professional Support Services (Business Transformation, Finance, Legal, Trading & Advisory and Technology).
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SOURCE Hydrogen Group