Boomerang Employees: The Benefits of Cultivating Those Relationships
There are many benefits to maintaining relationships with boomerang employees, as EGC President Nicole Penn explains in an article for Quartz.
Nicole believes that when an employee makes the decision to leave a company, there is no need to sever the relationship. Very often, this decision is made by women employees who have recently had children and are trying to balance their careers with the demands of motherhood. There are, however, alternatives to a complete separation.
Moving exit interviews to 60 days out and creating an “alumni network” are two examples of keeping employees engaged with the company—even if they are not working there anymore. Having open communication with these former employees may result in their becoming boomerang employees, as explained in more detail here.