90% of Indian workers ready to relocate
Almost nine-in-ten Indian employees are willing to move for the right job, with many even prepared to relocate to another country or continent in order to secure a preferred position, according to the latest survey from Kelly Services. The findings are part of the Kelly Global Workforce Index, which obtained the views of approximately 97,000 people in 30 countries, including almost 2,000 in India.
A total of 89% of the respondents said that they were willing to move for the right job. Out of these, 39% of the respondents said that they were prepared to move within the country while 49% were willing to relocate to another country or continent to secure a job of their choice.
One reason for this is that historically Indians have been a people who have migrated to far off lands to earn and make a life since centuries. From semi-skilled to highly skilled, a lot of people look for better options in other cities and countries. The familiarity with the English language enables Indians to move to most English speaking countries – and high demand skills ensures that countries that need them roll out the red carpet. Another reason why Indians are more willing to be mobile is that a majority of the Indian working population is young and do not have encumbrances that might stop them from moving.