MOSCOW, 4 Mar – RIA Novosti. More and more Russians, following the global trend, are interested in remote work in a foreign company, while more than half are still not ready to leave the country for work, according to a study by BCG and The Network with the participation of hh.ru in Russia. and virtual “, which is at the disposal of RIA Novosti.
The study showed that out of 209 thousand participants from 190 countries, about 50% of respondents are ready to move to another country for work. This is less than the indicators of 2014 and 2018 – 64% and 57%, respectively. Respondents from almost all countries participating in the survey showed less willingness to emigrate for work. “Of the nearly 17,000 respondents from Russia, 47% expressed their willingness to leave for work. In 2014 and 2018, it was 45 and 46%, respectively,” the study showed.
Vladislav Butenko, Senior Partner and Chairman of BCG Russia and the CIS, noted that unlike countries such as Italy, Belgium, Sweden or India, where mobility rates have jumped sharply, in Russia the willingness to move to work remains at the same level. “At the same time, development formats of remote work open up new horizons for employment even in the most difficult situation: 59% of Russians surveyed would be interested in working for a foreign company not represented in Russia. And this coincides with the global trend – 57% of respondents confirmed their interest in remote work without moving. ” , – noted Butenko.
According to the head of the hh.ru research service, Maria Ignatova, the development trend of “virtual” labor migration has become one of the most positive consequences of the self-isolation regime and the massive transition to remote employment in the digital sector of the economy of most developed countries.
“Russia is no exception. Our research shows that starting in the second half of 2020, employers have significantly expanded the areas of search for employees and began to more actively invite applicants living outside the region of the company's operation,” she said.