Boomerang Employees

By Robert Half on February 23, 2016 at 3:37pm


While 98% of HR managers would rehire a former employee, only 48% of workers would return.

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

77% Very likely
21% Somewhat likely
1% Somewhat unlikely
1% Very unlikely

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

17% Very likely
31% Somewhat likely
27% Somewhat unlikely
25% Very unlikely

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

23% Didn’t like management
14% Didn’t like corporate culture
14% Didn’t like job duties
10% Company burned bridges
6% Company closed/no longer exists

Source: Accountemps surveys of more than 300 human resources managers and 1,000 workers in the United States

Only top responses shown; based on 524 respondents who were unlikely to apply for a job at a previous employer.

© 2016 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.

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