69% of tech professionals from India with visas plan to return to their home country.
U.S. companies may face a serious case of brain drain as the majority of technology professionals from India plan to return home, according to a recent survey from Corp-Corp.com, a tech-job portal. Even some workers who have earned U.S. citizenship are ready to leave, taking their skills and reputation for work ethic with them. Why? Some reasons are predictable, such as longing to reunite with family members and loved ones. But other motivating factors may surprise – including the impression that career opportunities are brighter in the homeland. Employers here may need to accommodate these valued professionals as much as possible, or face negative consequences on the IT talent front. "The results are very important for American businesses because they may face challenges in filling the gap of these resources," says Prabakaran Murugaiah, CEO of Corp-Corp.com. "Businesses cannot replace an experienced workforce overnight." More than 1,000 IT workers originally from India took part in the survey. To access complete results, click here.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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