What Are Boomerang Candidates (And How Do You Handle Them)?
Over the past few decades, the employment landscape has changed dramatically. Few employees now spend their entire career with a company, advancing within the same organization. Instead, they change employers frequently and are constantly searching for a better position, often with a competitor. Related: Top 3 Character Traits To Look For In Your Next Hire In fact, today’s average employee stays at each of his or her jobs for just 4.4 years. And this environment is a breeding ground for boomerang candidates. What exactly are boomerang candidates? They’re employees who leave one company for another job, only to eventually return to their former workplace. And boomerang candidates offer both benefits and challenges to employers considering re-hiring them. Below, we discuss some of the reasons you should consider boomerang employees, as well as tips for interviewing, hiring, and reintegrating them into your company.