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IT and finance workers willing to head overseas

IT and finance workers willing to head overseas'

Travelling around the world is now easier than ever before, while global communications have made it possible to interact with someone on the other side of the globe in an instant.

These innovations have helped to make the world a much smaller place, which means lots of people do not necessarily find the idea of relocating overseas scary and intimidating.

And since various organisations now offer facilities to transfer money to the UK quickly and easily, it does not have to be particularly costly either.

This could help to explain why many people in the UK are keen to pursue career opportunities outside the country.

A recent study by Experis shows this to be particularly true among professionals in the finance and IT sectors.

While their skills may be in high demand in Britain, they are equally sought after in many other parts of the world. As a result, they can command high salaries, which means being prepared to set up home overseas can be extremely lucrative in the long run.

Some may argue this shows the UK is lagging behind in terms of its overall competitiveness, but others may prefer to view this as a reflection of the fact that operating around the globe has become the norm for many.

Working abroad can also be very convenient, thanks to the emergence of technologies such as web conferencing and instant messaging.

However, Experis believes businesses that have employees based in other countries may need to be put procedures in place to ensure remote workers continue to operate effectively.

Geoff Smith, managing director of the group in the UK and Ireland, commented: "Transparent performance measures and remote working practices should be clearly articulated to ensure consistent levels of quality output."

He added that effective management of staff based in other locations can help to establish the "right levels of trust".

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