Increase in the world’s top talent moving to the U

Posted on Monday, May 20th, 2013 by

The UK is the second most attractive country in the world, after the United States, for high-flying professionals to move to. Research published today from recruitment firm Hydrogen shows the UK is rapidly establishing itself as a firm favourite among foreign workers, particularly within technology. The Global Professionals on the Move 2013 report, which surveyed more than 2,000 workers in 90 countries has shown that, despite the challenges within its economy and the tightening of immigration controls, the UK still has an attraction for professionals worldwide. Dan Fox, managing director of technology practice at Hydrogen, said: “The US is still the dominant force, but the UK is definitely on the march. “The US has Silicon Valley around San Francisco, but the UK has Silicon Roundabout near Old Street, where you’ve got all these exciting tech firms opening. “A lot of Europeans view the UK as a tech hub where you can work for exciting, fast-paced companies. We’re seeing a lot of Europeans coming to work in the UK. It’s all about wanting to work for the up-and-coming companies.”