A survey conducted among 2200 expat professionals by the Hindu Business Line revealed that India is losing its attractiveness among expats as a workplace owing recent law and order incidents in the country and attacks on expats.
72 percent of the respondents who were keen work in India in the first half of 2012 are now shifting their attention to other countries, such as Philippines, Gulf/Middle East, Hong Kong and Singapore. The hiring of expats is expected to decline by 15-20 percent this year. There are 39000 expats working across various industries in India at present.
Among the various reasons cited, safety and security came up as the primary reason behind India’s declining popularity as a work destination. Read the report on The Hindu Business Line here.