In today’s workplace, people change jobs much more frequently than in decades past. But when you put in your two weeks, you don’t necessarily have to leave everything behind at your old job. It’s becoming increasingly common for companies to build corporate alumni networks that allow former employees of a company to share common experiences, create lasting connections with former colleagues, and potentially build a path back to the company should they wish to return
The boomerang effect
In the past, leaving a company was often the last time you’d deal with them in a professional sense. But that’s no longer the case, and increasingly, more and more employees find themselves not only reapplying to their old companies, but accepting and advancing through the ranks of their old stomping grounds. Deemed the boomerang effect because of the way that employees make their way back to their original workplaces, there’s some fascinating data behind the trend.