Indians are the most mobile workers in the world, willing to switch jobs for better career opportunities than their peers in other parts of the world, a survey has found.
The quarterly work monitor report by HR service provider Ma Foi Randstad, which considered factors like employee satisfaction and personal motivation to analyse mobility pattern of workers, discovered Indian employees had the highest aspiration levels followed by those in Mexico and China.
"We see an increasing trend in mobility among employees in India, followed by a strong focus on promotion. This reflects rising aspiration levels in Indian workforce", Ma Foi Randstad CEO (India & Sri Lanka) K Pandia Rajan said.
The survey, which provides an understanding of the job market sentiment and employee trends, is based on a mobility index based on responses of workers in 25 countries. It shows the extent to which employees are thinking of switching jobs at a short-term level in comparison to other countries in the world.
The mobility index found Indian workforce was the most flexible in the world, with their mobility rising to 147 index points in the second quarter of 2010 as compared to 140 in the first quarter this year.
"The maximum employee churn across the globe will be in India, followed closely by China and Mexico. This is also corroborated by the findings of factual job change in the past six months, where again the scores are the highest in India (45 per cent) followed by China (33 per cent)," the survey said.
Rajan said the survey finding could help provide meaningful inputs to the employers, who can create effective solutions to engage and develop workforce.
People in Luxembourg (78), Germany (87) and Hungary (88) were the least likely to move jobs. Employee mobility level in USA was stable while in UK slightly more people shifted jobs this quarter than the previous quarter this year.
In India, the mobility index moved up the maximum in Delhi, while it actually reversed in Bangalore, which is perhaps an early sign of stability, the survey noted.
Interestingly, the mobility intent was found to be higher amongst women than men. Also employees earning in the salary bracket of Rs 5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh, were likely to shift more jobs than others.