This survey (of 90,000 people across 33 countries) by staffing company Kelly provides answers to questions such as:
* In deciding where to work, how important is it to be able to work in a global environment with people of varied nationality and cultures?
* Do you feel that it is important to your career prospects that you become more globally oriented in the way you work?
* In the last two years, have you had the chance to work closely with colleagues from a different country or culture to your own?
Key findings include:
- 81 percent of Gen Y believe it is important to their career prospects that they become more globally oriented, followed by Gen X (78 percent) and baby boomers (71 percent).
- 69 percent of Gen X have recently worked closely with colleagues from a different country or culture, followed by Gen Y (67 percent) and baby boomers (66 percent).
- 84 percent of Gen X feel that they possess the skills to work in a more globally oriented workplace, followed by Gen Y (82 percent) and baby boomers (81 percent).
- In deciding where to work, exposure to a global environment is considered ‘extremely important’ by 32 percent of Gen Y, 30 percent of Gen X, and 26 percent of baby boomers.
- Only 35 percent of Gen Y receive formal cross-cultural or language training from their employers, followed by Gen X (33 percent) and baby boomers (27 percent).
Click here to read the entire 8 page report [PDF]
Workforce Vision | workforce-vision.com
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Human Capital * Contingent Workforce * Globalization * Trends
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Published by Bill Inman | billinman.com