Labor and Insights June 2019 eNewsletter
Labor and Insights June 2019 eNewsletter
Are you adding boomerang employees to your recruiting strategy?
June 2019

Add Boomerang Employees to Your Recruiting Strategy
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Rehires used to be frowned upon but, in recent years, that has changed.

One of the most overlooked–yet very valuable–sources for talent are former employees. Individuals who used to work for an organization and later return to it have long been known as rehires. As this trend has picked up in recent years, they’ve picked up a new name: boomerang employees.
Over the years, I’ve worked for a few organizations that placed a great emphasis on rehires or boomerang employees. Unfortunately, most companies don’t tap into this resource nearly enough and are therefore missing out on opportunities to access a terrific talent pool.
Engagement Is Really Just Connection
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The modern workplace suffers from a false sense of connectivity.

The modern workplace is disconnected. Although the Internet and social media give us a sense of connectivity, we’re more disconnected than ever before. Employees send emails (or texts) to people that sit a couple of desks away instead of just walking over to chat. Leaders have no idea what people are working on, much less what their individual goals and dreams are. Employees would rather work remotely because they don’t enjoy the office atmosphere. And we’re seeing lower morale and wellbeing in the workplace worldwide than ever before.

Not only does this disconnection lower each individual’s happiness, it can also lower innovation, teamwork, collaboration, passion, enthusiasm and ultimately bottom-line business results. So, what’s the answer?

Emergency Action Plan: Preparing for an Emergency Before It Happens
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We can't predict catastrophes but there's no reason we can't prepare for them.

The best way to prepare for an emergency is before it happens. The workplace is not immune to emergencies even with the best preparations. Each day, companies across the world deal with small issues like health and safety to major incidents like natural disasters. While we can’t control the weather to stop hurricanes, tornadoes, or even wildfires, we can help mitigate and prevent some of the smaller issues from turning into larger concerns.
Dealing With A Divided Workforce
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NLRB Clarified Standard For Treating Union And Nonunion Workers Differently.

Under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), groups of employees are allowed to determine whether they wish to be represented by a union for purposes of collective bargaining, which sometimes results in businesses having both union and nonunion employees. How an employer treats its nonunion workforce in relation to its union workforce can impact employee morale and raise some significant legal issues.