CHELMSFORD, Mass.,Aug 05, 2015


Joyce Maroney, director of The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated, welcomes John Hollon, vice president for editorialat and ERE Media, and Sharlyn Lauby, president of ITM Groupand popular industry blogger known as The HRBartender, on the Workforce Institute Radio podcast series to discuss the rising trend of boomerang employees. A boomerang employee is someonewho left an organization, for whatever reason, and then rejoins that same organization at a future date. The topic of boomerang employees has picked up momentum in human resources and management circles as organizations appear more accepting of re-hiring former employees. Questions tackled in the podcastinclude:

  • In general, have HR professionals, hiring managers, and executives changed their mindset on hiring back former employees?
  • What are the potential factors contributing to a rise in boomerang employees?
  • What are the benefits and drawbacks, if any, of re-hiring a former employee?
  • How should off-boarding processes evolve with an apparent boomerang trend on the rise?
  • Are there strategies organizations can deploy to remain in touch with former high performers who could one day become boomerang employees?
  • Above all, how can organizations create a culture that makes former employees want to come back?


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