The war for talent: Globe-trotting 'Generation Y' careerists head abroad
Youngsters across the world are choosing to embrace globalization and work abroad to further their careers, according to recruiter Hydrogen Group. The firm said that Generation Y, defined as those born in the 1980s and 1990s, consider themselves to be global citizens and are prepared to be mobile to maximize the return from their careers. The Hydrogen Group and business school ESCP Europe surveyed 672 professionals aged between 21 and 30 and found that nearly half of those questioned (48%) were willing to work abroad. More than eight in ten (81%) respondents who had experienced working abroad said that it had improved their career prospects.