Companies Are Willing to Rehire Laid-off Candidates

Good news for laid-off employees comes today from Right Management, which finds that only 10% of employers say they don’t rehire past employees. It also found that 18% of laid-off workers are rehired by their former employer. Employers cited the following as their top reason for the rehires:

37% – Familiarity with the job
33% – Understanding of the organization’s culture
20% – Minimizing the likelihood of a bad hire
(10% – Do not hire back former employees)

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Right Management, now owned by Manpower, surveyed 1,161 employers online between July 18 and September 17, 2009.

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