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August 12 2013

Increase in the World's Top Talent Moving to the UK, Study Finds

"The UK is the second most attractive country in the world, after the U.S., for high-flying professionals to move to. Research published today from recruitment firm Hydrogen shows the UK is rapidly establishing itself as a firm favourite among foreign workers, particularly within technology. The Global Professionals on the Move 2013 report, which surveyed more than 2,000 workers in 90 countries has shown that, despite the challenges within its economy and the tightening of immigration controls, the UK still has an attraction for professionals worldwide. The report found the majority of professionals have not yet caught up with shifting global economic realities. Their top preferences are still almost exclusively in the developing world. Two-thirds of those having relocated are men, which means women are losing out, and there will be insufficient women in the pipeline for more senior positions, many of which now require international experience. ""A lot of Europeans view the UK as a tech hub where you can work for exciting, fast-paced companies,"" said Dan Fox, managing director of technology practice at Hydrogen. ""We're seeing a lot of Europeans coming to work in the UK. It's all about wanting to work for the up-and-coming companies."""