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Title    Business Should Embrace "Boomerang Employees"
Date    Sunday July 20 2014, @03:04AM
Author    janrinok
Topic   
from the dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/07/19/184219

cafebabe writes:

ScienceDaily reports that:

The phenomenon of 'boomerang employees' is not unique to professional athletes, says two recent studies. Organizations of all types are beginning to recognize and embrace the value of recruiting and welcoming back former employees. From infantry soldiers to chief executives, accountants and professional basketball players, many organizations proactively recruit and rehire former employees as a way to offset high turnover costs and hedge against the uncertain process of socializing replacement employees.

"After surveying and interviewing hundreds of employees, we were able to see that boomerang employees were more likely to originally leave an organization not because of dissatisfaction with the job, but because of some personal shock, such as a pregnancy, spousal relocation or an unexpected job offer," Harris said. "Somewhat unexpectedly, we also found that boomerang employees, compared to non-boomerang employees, typically had shorter original tenures with the focal organizations.

"The research found that re-employment performance was significantly predicted by the harmony of the original tenure, and their success during the time spent away from the focal organization and conditions of the return.

"Our latest research suggests that organizations should realize that not all boomerangs are created equal," Harris said. "When evaluating potential boomerang hires, organizations should first, and most obviously, consider their previous performance histories at the focal organization and at their most recent employer.

Links

  1. "cafebabe" - https://soylentnews.org/~cafebabe/
  2. "ScienceDaily reports" - http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140714213702.htm
  3. "After surveying and interviewing hundreds of employees" - http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/0714boomerangemployees_TBradHarris.html

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