|By JCN Newswire||
|September 1, 2013 10:34 PM EDT||
In Japan's rapidly globalising business environment, most workers favoured working overseas in established markets. Of those surveyed, 61.6% feel that work experience in North America offers a strong platform for career progression, followed by Europe at 45.3%. Surprisingly, Asia (29.8%) and South East Asia (17.0%) were not selected highly by those polled. This result indicates that despite considerable focus on the growing Asian economies, many Japanese professionals still prefer conventional markets to develop their professional experience.
Lanis Yarzab, Director for Commerce and Industry comments:
"Though business in Asia is expanding rapidly, experience in traditional markets is still very valuable when professionals repatriate back to Japan. However, regardless of the location for the worker's experience abroad, employers will need staff with the ability to manage regional partners, adapt to different managerial styles and support with implementing global business practices."
Respondents of the Survey also indicate that the main motivators for moving abroad are to develop business responsibilities outside Japan (64.0%) and to live in a foreign culture (38.6%). In contrast, only 16.9% professionals were motivated by remuneration.
"Living in another culture can be exciting and rewarding for your career. But many staff return home early because their family members are unable to properly settle or the local salary is not enough to support working away from home. Professionals that consider these factors can ensure a successful assignment to secure global experience."
Which regions do you believe offer the best career progression opportunities? -- North America 61.6% -- Europe 45.3% -- Asia 29.8% -- South East Asia 17.0% -- Oceania 8.8% -- South America 3.1% -- Middle East and Africa 3.1% What were your motivations for working professionally overseas? -- Career progression 30.1% -- Remuneration 16.9% -- Develop global business responsibilities 64.0% -- To live in another culture/country 38.6% -- Other 6.9%Download the full Employee Insights Survey 2013 report at http://bit.ly/2013_EIS_eng1.
About the Employee Insights Survey
The Robert Walters 2013 Employee Insights Survey provides a unique snapshot into worker sentiment in Japan. This edition polled over 580 professionals and examines their motivations and concerns in a rapidly globalising Japanese market.
About Robert Walters PLC
Robert Walters is Japan's most trusted specialist recruiter for global business. We use our distinct advantages of size, proven track record and unparalleled global network across 24 countries in 53 offices worldwide to provide permanent and contract recruitment solutions across all industry sectors and levels of seniority. www.robertwalters.co.jp
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