So, you had a great employee who decided to leave your company for another opportunity. You tried to keep them, but they chose to make a career move. Fair enough….
So, you had a great employee who decided to leave your company for another opportunity. You tried to keep them, but they chose to make a career move. Fair enough. It happens. Sales employees move around frequently. A year goes by, and that same employee reaches out to you and expresses an interest in potentially coming back.
This is what is called a boomerang employee, a person who leaves and then comes back to work for a previous employer. It’s more common than most realize. Re-hiring people who previously left a job may become more common as the great reshuffle continues.
But the question remains, should you rehire a boomerang sales employee?
There are potential pros and cons to the situation. Obviously, a lot of it has to do with the specific employee, their position within the company, how they exited the company, and your sales hiring needs.
According to research by Harvard Business Review,
We polled our top sales headhunters. Here are their reasons you should seriously consider hiring a boomerang employee:
There are also some potential drawbacks of bringing back a previous sales employee. Here’s what our sales recruiters said are concerns you should consider:
As you can see, there are advantages and potential disadvantages to re-hiring a previous sales employee. Consider the pros and cons carefully to determine if a boomerang sales employee is the right hire for your company.
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Elizabeth is a sales recruiter that has led and developed multiple top sales teams in Canada in the Automotive, Retail, and Sports Industries. With 6+ years of corporate sales experience, she knows what separates a good salesperson from a great salesperson. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a Specialization in Marketing and Accounting with Honours from the Schulich School of Business at York University.