Where to find staff as an International company?
Staffing decisions are a major aspect of any company expansion strategy. Whether you’re establishing a new office, retail store, research and development (R&D) center, manufacturing facility, distribution center, or any other type of business presence, you need the right personnel to grow successfully.
International recruitment methods differ depending on the country where you’re recruiting. In many countries, workers are used to looking for job ads online, so employers should find the best sites to publish their ads. International job aggregators and the global networking platform LinkedIn are popular in many countries but not all. Some companies choose to partner with hiring agencies in the country to simplify the recruitment process, while others prefer to exercise more control over the process.
Top HR Services in Pakistan
- Teleport Manpower Consultant.
- BCCI Consulting.
- Premier BPO.
- Intelligent Solutions. …
- HILLCREST SOLUTIONS
- Fulcrum HR Company.
- GTS-Global Talent Salesforce Inc.
National Demographics Migration of Pakistan
Pakistan is 796,095 square kilometers in size and has a population of 197 million people. It is bordered by four nations. It shares its western border with Iran and Afghanistan; its northern border with China; and its eastern border with India. In the south, the border is defined by the Arabian Sea. With a human development index of 0.562, Pakistan is at the lower end of the medium development category and positioned at 150th out of the 189 countries assessed by UNDP. Around 39 percent of the Pakistani population lives in multidimensional poverty.
In terms of migration, due to its geographical position as a crossroad between South Asia, Central Asia, and the Middle East, Pakistan has always functioned as a bridge between the great civilizations of Asia and Europe. As such, it can be simultaneously categorized as a country of origin, transit, and destination for international migration flows.
Since 1990, Pakistan has hosted one of the five largest refugee populations worldwide, while also producing considerable numbers of refugees itself. In Pakistan, internal migration flows are often linked to the development differential between urban and rural areas with people moving for better employment and to overcome poverty. Pakistan is also subject to a vast array of natural hazards, which have caused numerous waves of internal displacement and internal migration.
In 2017, there were almost 3.4 million immigrants in Pakistan, 45.1 percent of whom were from Afghanistan. In the same year, 1.4 million out of the 1.5 million Afghan-born residents in Pakistan held refugee status. Since 1970 migration to Pakistan from Afghanistan has been highly influenced by the situation of war and instability in the country.
While migration to Pakistan has a strong cross-border dimension, the main destination countries of the large Pakistani diaspora are scattered across the world. In 2017, 22 percent of the 6 million Pakistani emigrants lived in Saudi Arabia, 18 percent in India, 16 percent in the United Arab Emirates, 15 percent in Europe, and 6 percent in the United States of America
Attractiveness for expatriates in Pakistan:
With around 6 million emigrants, representing 3 percent of the total Pakistani population, Pakistan is one of the top ten emigration countries in the world. Main destination countries for Pakistani emigrants are the Gulf States, India, and Europe, particularly the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Remittances received make up 6.5 percent of the country’s GDP and represent a core part of the economy of Pakistan.
In general terms, people from Pakistan migrating to North America and Europe tend to move overseas with their families and plan to stay long-term. Migrants who travel to neighbouring countries or to the Gulf States are on average low-skilled and semi-skilled seasonal migrants. Their migration is short-term and typically lasts for four or five years.
Over the past 10 to 15 years, there was a considerable increase in the number of Pakistani labour migrants, but this trend has changed since 2013. The number of Pakistani workers going abroad each year decreased from 622,714 in 2013 to 382,439 in 2018. In total, estimates indicate that some 9.8 million Pakistani workers have gone abroad since 1981.
In 2016 most emigrants came from Punjab followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Sindh and Baluchistan regions in Pakistan. It is maybe unsurprising that the largest share of the emigrants comes from Punjab, as it is the province with the largest population. In 2017, emigration flows reduced across the country except in the northern areas where there was a 15.4 percent increase. In Punjab emigration declined by 41.3 percent followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (48.1%), Sindh (37.19%), and Baluchistan (29.1%).
According to an extensive study from the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis, between 1981 and 2018, 52 percent of all migrant workers from Pakistan originated from Punjab, 26 percent from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and 9.5 percent from Sindh. In the same reporting period, 50 percent of the migrant workers went to Saudi Arabia, 33 percent to the UAE, and 7.5 percent to Oman. Most Pakistani migrant workers were skilled (42%) and involved in semi-skilled jobs such as welders, secretaries, masons, carpenters, plumbers, and so on. Another proportion of the labour migration was composed of unskilled labourers (39%) such as
agriculturists, labourers or farmers.
Is Pakistan Corrupt?
In 2020, Pakistan’s CPI was 31 and it was ranked 124 out of 180 countries. According to Transparency International, the country’s corruption score has now deteriorated to 28 while it is ranked 140 out of the total 180 countries on the index.
According to the report, the top-performing countries are Denmark, Finland and New Zealand – all having a corruption perceptions score of 88 – followed by Norway, Singapore and Sweden, all of them scoring 85.
In contrast, the worst-performing countries were South Sudan with a corruption perceptions score of 11, followed by Syria (13), Somalia (13, Venezuela (14), and Afghanistan (16).
Pakistan Bureau of Statistics: https://www.pbs.gov.pk/content/migrant-population-reason-migration