The growth of global mobility and international work has increased the need for expatriates, employees who are asked to work outside their home countries ,within multinational corporations. This means the demand for passport-diverse employees, professionals from a different country than the country they work in, is on the rise.
An InterNations survey found professionals who chose to work in different countries did so because they found another job on their own (17%), were recruited internationally (15%), or were sent by their employer (13%).
The 2023 Immigration Trends report by Envoy found 87% of US employers are currently recruiting and hiring foreign national employees, and 71% of companies reported recruiting more foreign nationals in Q1 of 2023 than during the same period last year. Many employers noted the reasoning behind their international recruitment strategy was the need to fill skills gaps, the value of new perspectives, and international employees’ knowledge of business practices outside of the United States. In addition, 83% of companies expect global business travel to increase in 2023 compared to 2022.