Rehiring ex-employees may seem to go against traditional recruiting and hiring best practices, but given the low unemployment rate and the increase in highly technical positions going unfulfilled, it may be time to reconsider.
This article takes a look at the rising trend in Boomerang Employees, who they are and how they may be beneficial to your organization.
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What are Boomerang Employees and Why Should I Care?
Last month in our Employment Market Outlook 2017, we referenced the increase in "boomerang employees" as a predicted trend moving into the New Year. Simply stated, a boomerang employee leaves a company, works elsewhere for a period of time, then returns to the same company and begins working there again. This may seem like an unusual circumstance, but chances are we will see this trend become more and more widely spread as the number of jobs increase and unemployment decreases.