Employees resign for various reasons. Some might be dissatisfied of their jobs. Others want a better pay. Regardless, you have no choice but to let these people go and find a new one. The business will keep going and there’s always someone to fill the position. However, you will be surprised to see that some employees will eventually come back. Before you say no, realize there are benefits that come with hiring returning employees.
You don’t have to retrain them
These people have done the job before. Others have worked with you for years. They know the ins and outs of the business. When you accept them and there’s an opening, you don’t have to spend money for retraining. The company will save money. The operations will keep going as if nothing happened.
You can expect loyalty
When these people left the job in good faith, expect them to remain loyal. They didn’t divulge the company secrets. They also spoke positively of the company when they went elsewhere. Otherwise, they wouldn’t have the courage to return and work with you again. You want loyal employees since they will always have your best interest.
They will prove themselves again
It’s not easy deciding to leave a job and return. It takes guts for these people to give it another shot. Therefore, when given an opportunity, they will prove themselves again. They will do everything possible to ensure they deserve the spot. They might even strive harder to be promoted to a higher post.
They can help other new employees
If you hired other new employees, you can expect these returning employees to help. They don’t need much time to know their job. Hence, they can spend time helping others get things done.
They will stay longer
Again, people who have left their jobs aren’t eager to come back. When they do, they should have a specific reason. They will forget their pride because they want the job back. Hence, they will do everything to stay longer. This time, you won’t worry that they will leave and you have to hire another person as a replacement.
You’ve already established a relationship with them
You will feel good working with people you know. It’s easy to work with them and you don’t have to start over. Returning employees are like family members who decided to find their luck elsewhere and thought about going home. Welcome them with open arms and they will do their best.
The point is you don’t have to reject people just because they’ve left at some point. You must understand their reasons for doing it. If it’s for a good reason, accepting them again is an excellent idea. Of course, you still have to let them go through a hiring process to ensure you’re hiring the same quality candidate for the job. It’s also fair for other potential candidates.
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