The United Arab Emirates attracted the most foreign talent last year, a survey by business oriented social networking site LinkedIn has found.
LinkedIn's survey looked at 300 million professionals worldwide, analyzing the types of professionals that tend to relocate and where they moved to between November 2012 and November 2013. By measuring the net inflow and outflow of LinkedIn members for 20 countries with the highest migration activity, they determined the overall winners and losers of talent in 2013.
The findings showed the UAE was the most popular relocation destination, with 1.3 percent of the country's total workforce coming from outside the country. Most of the talent moving to the UAE relocated for architecture and engineering roles, reflecting the regions' fast development and increasingly busy skyline, the firm said.
By contrast Spain, which has struggled with harsh economic conditions in recent years including record high unemployment, saw the most talent leave the country, with most leaving for the United Kingdom.