Which country has the world's most mobile workforce? Here's a hint: It's not the U.S. – or even in the Western Hemisphere.
India comes in first in workforce mobility, according to research published this week by Indian staffing-services company Ma Foi Randstad. Indian workers scored highest in the company's Workmonitor index, which measures employees' mental mobility, or willingness to change jobs.
Scoring behind India were China and Mexico, Ma Foi Randstad said.
The survey results imply that Indian workers will be more likely to hop from one job to another than those in other countries – and that's proven true in recent months. India and China have the most change-happy workforces on the planet; young people in India are particularly eager to move from one workplace to another.
Eighty percent of the Indians surveyed by Ma Foi Randstad said they would seek out an employer that provided better opportunities to grow and develop professionally.
But Indian, Chinese and Mexican workers aren't alone in seeking out new job opportunities. Switching jobs may be the norm for young people around the world: Baby boomers in the U.S. held, on average, 11 jobs between the ages of 18 and 44.