To thrive in an ever-changing global economy this global hiring question will continue to gain in relevance. Those with a plan on the kinds of employees they want and a plan to go out and efficient acquire them will have a huge step ahead the competition. Personally, I've often asked myself this question many times. Typically I just look at individuals on larger freelance types of sites and not being as interested in the country that they are located in, but I'm just not crazy about paying that 10% fee that most take. So in lieu of that (or not) what are the best counties to place your eggs in? How would you even go about answering this type of question?
The first logical place to look at is where are the largest amounts of people, right? If you look at that here is what our world looks like now, an interesting map that skews the size of the country based on the population.
Definitely some areas that have many more people than others, sorry Liechtenstein. Top 5 countries to consider for shear volume are based on this country population data are
All countries and people aren't created equal though (sorry Gorbachev) so you have to look at many over things based on what you are looking for. A big that many look at is the rate of pay. Here is a map of world minimum wages per hour by country:
Another great place to check is here which compared GDP per capita or essentially how much value each person is adding to the total country GDP.
Just comparing these first two maps, population and wage, it appears that the most populated areas have the lowest wages. Sounds like a natural place to start then, right?
Looks like countries like China and India would be the initial winners if these were you only two factors. But the assumption though would be that just looking at areas with lots of people and low wages would lead to low quality workers. So, lets see what we can find out about quality and the education of workers around the world.