Expanding their personal or professional networks
However, gig workers find important professional advantages and motivations in relocating to another country. Top three reasons they’re interested in working a contract job in another country are:
of Millennials surveyed would be interested in relocating to another country for a contract job compared to 81% of Gen Xers and 57% of Boomers
of Singaporean workers would still be likely to cover their own expenses.
Right benefits over right location
British gig workers said they would be more likely to relocate from the U.K. to another EU country for a contract job after Brexit takes place
A housing allowance/financial assistance for rent
Relocation cost and/or financial support for moving expenses
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Survey respondents said the top benefits they’d prefer are:
of U.S. gig workers are interested in relocating internationally for a contract job
Even with this high willingness to relocate, gig workers are still holding out for the right benefits.
On-demand gig economy creates on-the-go gig workers
What this means
Lack of work/life balance, meaning to enjoy the location outside of the job
Gig workers dreaming of relocating to another country would choose:
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Language courses/cultural training
Lack of nearby friends or family
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Personal spending stipends
Enhancing their qualifications, such as by having worked internationally
3 in 5
Paid time off
of gig workers would choose pay and benefits over the location to which they would relocate.
Gig workers are seeking international relocation support, including...
Overcoming a challenge, such as by learning to live in different environments
Assessing relocation concerns and professional advantages
Complexity of navigating immigration processes, such as attaining a visa
Global companies can attract world-class gig talent
Gig workers acknowledge that moving to another country is a big decision and their top concerns are:
Source: The Graebel Survey. Conducted by Wakefield Research among 200 gig workers in each of three markets: U.K., U.S., and Singapore, between March 27 and April 10, 2018.
of professional gig workers in advanced economies (U.K., U.S., Singapore) are interested in relocating to another country for a contract job.
In our dynamic gig economy, global companies can gain a competitive advantage by courting and catering to this new generation of workers. This includes providing exceptional experiences and relocation support for on-the-go gig workers.
Millennials typically have fewer obligations and are freer to take gigs in different countries
If they were offered a contract job in one of their dream cities, but the company didn’t cover relocation costs, 89% of Singaporean gig workers would still be likely to cover their own expenses and take the job.