Survey spots more Global Relocation Trends…

The latest global relocation trends survey report from Brookfield GRS makes interesting reading for those managing assignees in Brazil, China, India or Russia. The following extracts are taken from it.

When asked to identify the three countries that were emerging as new assignment locations, 15% of respondents ranked China as the most common new destination, followed by India (13%), and Russia (6%). These three countries also were the top three destinations in last year’s report. Furthermore, with only one exception in the history of this survey (when it was ranked in second place), China always has been the most commonly cited emerging destination.
When asked which three countries produced the greatest assignment difficulties for international assignment programme managers, China was cited by 23% of respondents, followed by India (15%), Russia (10%), the US (6%), and Brazil (5%). China, India, Brazil and the US have been among the top six destinations that presented the greatest challenges to program managers since the 2003/4 report, and China has always been cited as the most challenging.
When asked which three countries produced the greatest assignment difficulties for expatriates, China was cited by 20% of respondents, followed by India (15%), Russia (9%), Brazil (4%), and the US (3%). For the fourth consecutive year, the US has appeared on this listing as a leading ‘challenge’ destination, a designation it never held before the 2003/4 report. China, India, and Japan always have been among the top seven destinations that presented the greatest assignment challenges. Finally, with one exception (when it was ranked in second place), China has always been cited as the most challenging destination for expatriates).

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