When an employee resigns, most bosses would assume that they won’t see or hear much from that person again, even if they’re still on friendly professional terms. So most of them might be surprised to find that someone who voluntarily left their company is coming back for that new job opening.

While some professionals would never dream of returning to work for a former employer, it’s actually becoming more common: Research indicates that workers are open to reapplying for a position at a company they once worked for, and the majority of employers would welcome them back with open arms. But is hiring a “boomerang” employee the right choice for your team?

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