Boomerang Employees

By Elisa Mora on February 23, 2016 at 6:26am


While 87% of HR managers would rehire a former employee, only 30% of workers would return.

Likelihood that HR managers would consider rehiring a former employee who left their company on good terms

30% Very likely
57% Somewhat likely
8% Somewhat unlikely
1% Very unlikely

Likelihood that workers would ever apply for a job at a previous employer

10% Very likely
20% Somewhat likely
27% Somewhat unlikely
43% Very unlikely

Top reasons job seekers wouldn’t apply for a job at a previous employer*:

21% I didn’t like job duties
20% I didn’t like corporate culture
15% I didn’t like management
8% I burned bridges when I left
7% The company burned bridges

Source: Accountemps surveys of more than 300 human resources managers and 400 workers in Canada

Only top responses shown; based on 312 respondents who were unlikely to apply for a job at a previous employer.

© 2016 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company.

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