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Transferring High-Skilled Employees Across Borders

Employers value the ability to transfer employees across borders since it can be crucial to complete projects and deliver products and services to customers. In contrast to the policies in other nations, the United States makes it difficult to transfer these valued workers into the country.

About the Report

Business Roundtable selected the evaluated countries based on five criteria:

  1. Worldwide university rankings;
  2. Per-capita income;
  3. Gross domestic product growth rate;
  4. Net migration rate; and
  5. Research and development investment.

After comparing each advanced economy relative to the five criteria, the top 10 countries (including the United States) were selected for the study: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland and the United Kingdom (U.K.). Not coincidentally, these are the countries with which the United States competes most for foreign talent, particularly in science and technology fields.