London is officially the place to be for international talent with 160m people around the world keen to work in the capital.
The findings come from the largest piece of international labour market research to date, the ‘2011 Global Talent Mobility Survey’ (GTMS), carried out by Netherlands-based Intelligence Group and its partner network of 49 job boards across the world. Data from the survey was presented at the recent Alexander Mann Solutions (AMS) Sourcing Innovation Summit, which was co-chaired by Recruiter editor DeeDee Doke and AMS Source Cloud managing director Jerry Collier.
The survey covered 66 countries and 128 cities with the 162,495 respondents representing 2.3bn people in the global workforce.
Intelligence Group chief executive, Dr Ronald Simons, told the audience of more than 100 resourcing professionals that the headline statistic regarding London’s global status presents an “enormous opportunity” for those recruiting internationally, “especially if you know where to find them [future candidates] globally, what their motivating factors are and what channels can be used to reach them”.
This is what the big data in the survey aims to address, and to make it more accessible for the resourcing community, the Intelligence Group has developed a free online tool called the Global Talent Barometer.