huffingtonpost.com – What is your organization’s stand on boomerang employees; i.e. those who voluntarily left your employ, but subsequently ask to return? According to recent research we conducted with WorkplaceTrends.com, data shows a changing mindset about hiring boomerang employees. Where employers historically may have been more likely to write off former employees, they are increasingly considering them as viable candidates for new openings.
One reason could be because of the increased competition organizations face to attract and retain talent. The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data on turnover indicates that the average tenure at one company for a U.S. worker is about 4 and-a-half years. The numbers are worse for younger workers, where the average worker aged 25-34 has been at their company for just 3 years.
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