As the future of work continues to evolve, there is a rising trend of “boomerang employees,” individuals who leave a company and later return. As we know, the pandemic-induced shifts in work-life dynamics prompted many to reassess their careers, with some finding that they regretted their decision to leave their previous jobs. Sandra Moran, Chief Marketing & Customer Experience Officer at WorkForce Software, provides many valuable insights in this article regarding the benefits of rehiring former employees.
She emphasizes that returning employees often bring new skills and perspectives acquired during their time away. Additionally, they tend to exhibit a sense of loyalty and gratitude, which can have a positive impact on the company and its team members. Moran underscores the importance of not just bringing back former employees but doing so for the right reasons, ensuring a genuine match in terms of expectations and aspirations. She highlights how rehiring can be a strategic move for companies aiming to tap into a talent pool that’s not only familiar with the organization but also brings enhanced capabilities and dedication to the table.
“These returning employees may have new skills, knowledge and expertise to share that they acquired during their time away,” says Moran. “Many rehired employees also experience a sense of loyalty and gratitude that can positively impact the company and other team members.”