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FIVE REASONS TO HIRE A BOOMERANG EMPLOYEE
It’s no longer commonplace for an employee to stay with one
organization for their entire career, nor is it likely they will have
just one career throughout their years of employment. Today’s
top talent is open to change and wants to be constantly challenged,
educated and upskilled.
In pursuit of this, they’re inclined to explore opportunities in
new departments, organizations and even industries.
Progressive hiring managers have taken note and are seeing the
value in the untraditional moves taken to advance professionally
and personally, including working for a competitor, setting up a
side business or even returning to a workplace they previously left.
Those who do the latter have been coined “boomerang employees”
and are particularly valuable to your talent pipeline. Here are
five reasons why.
1. THEY UNDERSTAND YOUR COMPANY
Recruiting and hiring is expensive and new employees rarely hit
the ground running on their first day – or their first week, for that
matter. Bringing a previous employee back into the fold means
they’ll be productive faster because they already know the ins
and outs of the company. However, what’s most valuable is their
understanding of company culture, values and goals – they’ve been
By Derek Smith
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