The Local Talent Index. Un nuovo studio sul crescente panorama del lavoro a distanza, che identifica quali residenti delle città globali sono meglio preparati a competere per posizioni remote, ben pagate e di lingua inglese. Il Local Talent Index confronta la qualità della forza lavoro locale in sei professioni richieste, la media degli stipendi locali junior e senior e l’infrastruttura del lavoro a distanza per rivelare le città nella posizione migliore per sfruttare le opportunità offerte dalla trasformazione del mercato del lavoro verso il telelavoro .
Con il 140% in più di persone che lavorano in remoto a livello globale rispetto a 15 anni fa, la capacità delle città e dei governi di mettere i propri cittadini in condizione di competere in un mercato del lavoro globale attraverso la regolamentazione, le infrastrutture e l’istruzione diventerà una sfida chiave nel mercato del lavoro del futuro. Lo studio mira a far luce sulle città che sono destinate a diventare attori centrali nel mercato del lavoro a distanza globalizzato.
16% of companies worldwide are already offering 100% remote work
This data study reveals the cities best suited to the ‘new working normal’. The results reveal where the best talent in different industries can be found, and how easy it is to hire remote employees in each location.
At WorkMotion, we are at the forefront of helping companies manage local compliance regulations for remote employees in over 160 countries. Since the pandemic began, we have witnessed a rapid increase of workers worldwide embracing the opportunity to work from anywhere, as well as a rise in competitive, foreign location-based salaries available to the best global talent. Despite this extraordinary opportunity for economic growth, most governments have done little to capitalise upon the opportunity.
In order to adapt and remain competitive in the future global employment market, it is essential that cities adequately equip their local talent to work the jobs of tomorrow. As such, cities need to cultivate an English-speaking, tech-savvy workforce through education and develop proper infrastructure for remote workers through affordable coworking spaces. Crucially, governments must legislate forward-thinking compliance procedures to ensure it is easy for foreign companies to manage local employees. At WorkMotion, we are involved in this radical shift, which is why we decided to undertake this study – to understand which cities are best placed to compete for the remote jobs of today and tomorrow, and benefit from the increase in taxable income that will be generated.
For the study, we analysed six professions in which remote work is rapidly becoming more common. We first considered the access to talent in each city and, to reflect the need for remote workers at different skill levels, we ranked the concentration of junior and senior-level talent as a score.
Next, to assess which cities are leading the way in facilitating their local population to work remotely, we studied each city’s remote working infrastructure. To do this, we considered the national ease of compliance regulation for foreign companies hiring locally as well as the number of coworking spaces in each location that enable comfortable remote work. Given that English is the predominant language for global business and will be a necessity for remote workers of the future, we also ranked cities’ English proficiency levels.
Lastly, we compared cities’ salaries for each profession from the perspective of location-based pay. This was important as, in the new normal of remote work societies, workers will increasingly be able to choose where their talent is best remunerated without having to relocate. Therefore, the better the quality of the local talent, the more competitive the city will be, attracting the highest-paid global opportunities.
“The new normal constitutes a radical change in cities’ priorities, given that local talent is now the fastest and most effective means for economic growth,” comments Carsten Lebtig, Co-Founder and Managing Director of WorkMotion. “Cities with a competitive workforce will now have access to the economic benefits of high-paid jobs through taxation, without having to create them locally.”
The resultant overall rankings are split between junior and senior talent in each industry and reflect the access to talent, average local salaries and remote working infrastructure in each city, revealing how competitive their talent is compared to the global employment market.