Almost one third (30%) of Australian workers believe that they could relocate overseas and still stay working for their current employer, according to the ADP® Research Institute’s People at Work 2023: A Global Workforce View.
The report highlights the extent to which international borders are becoming less of a barrier to in-demand workers – and especially to ‘digital nomads’ who can work remotely from anywhere. This is best illustrated in the IT and Telecommunications industry, with 70 percent of workers assuming it possible to relocate overseas and stay at their company.
The expectation is especially high among the younger workforce in Australia, with 39 percent of 18-24 year olds considering relocation an option compared to only 9 per cent of those aged 55 or older.
New research from leading HCM solutions provider ADP shows that 30% of Australian workers believe they could relocate abroad and still work for their current employer
18% of participants think working from anywhere will be ‘the norm’ within five years
One in five employees say their employer’s work policy gives them complete flexibility over where they work
Workers say they believe they can do this because their employer’s flexible working policy doesn’t require them to be in a specific location, or that they’ve seen others do it successfully.
According to the survey of over 1,400 Australian workers, nearly two in 10 workers (18%) believe that within five years, it will be the norm in their industry to have the ability to work remotely from anywhere in the world.
One in five (20%) of participants say their employer’s policy gives them complete flexibility over where they work. Flexibility of location is cited by one in six workers (18%) as an important factor to them in a job.