Boomerang rehires: benefits of hiring your former employees

Friday, May 29, 2015 16:06

Boomerang rehire is a recruiting practice in which your company hires an employee who has left the organization. Hewlett Packard is among many renowned companies that have achieved great recruiting outcomes by rehiring former employees. The company's boomerang rate is as high as 12 per cent, and they have a ‘comeback kids' programme in place to get former employees to return.

Many people hold the perception that employees leaving a company are traitors and should not be recruited back again. However, in this modern job world, that notion has become irrelevant. According to HR experts at Navigos Search, there are many benefits to rehiring these notorious ‘traitors'.

Fast hires

Boomerangs are former employees with years of performance appraisals, whose performance capabilities are recorded and proved. Thus, you will reduce the time and effort spent getting to know candidates.

Fast learners

These former employees got used to the corporate culture and the processes involved in their job. This helps them do their work faster than traditional newcomers, who have to begin from scratch.

New perspective

By stepping out of the organization, there is a good chance that boomerangs have learnt new skills and strategies. Their knowledge can be valuable in redesigning and improving your processes and approaches.

Chain reaction

Boomerangs can bring back other alumni to the organization, especially when the employer spread the message that the company is welcoming back those who left.

Culture builder

Alumni programmes also encourage a sense of long-term commitment among the employees, for they know that they can maintain a good relationship if they leave.

Boomerang rehiring is relatively new to the recruiting process in Viet Nam. However, by paying more attention and putting in enough effort, companies can make great rehires and leverage boomerangs' long-term commitment and cultivated expertise to bring the organization to the next level of success.

Source: Navigos Search

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