Expat Professionals Shift Focus Away From India: Survey

Expat Professionals Shift Focus Away From India: Survey

Monday, 29 April 2013, 06:31 Hrs
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New Delhi: India's attractiveness among the expat professionals as a potential workplace has taken a major hit in the wake of recent cases of rape incidents and attacks on foreigners, a survey says.

The survey, conducted among 2,200 expat professionals, found that 72 percent of the respondents who were keen to work in India in the first half of 2012 are now shifting their attention to countries like Philippines, Gulf/Middle East, Hong Kong and Singapore, among others.

However, the remaining 38 percent of these respondents are still willing to work in India, said the survey conducted by MyHiringClub.com.

Also, the hiring of expat professionals in India is expected to decline by 15-20 percent this year, after a rise of 18 percent in 2012.

The recruitment of expat professionals has already declined by 37 percent during January-March quarter 2013 from the levels seen in the first three-month period of 2012.

According to industry estimates, there are 39,000 expats working across various industries in the country at present.

Also Read: Safety Concerns Making Women Expats Reluctant to Work in India

Source: PTI
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