03 Oct Case Study: Should You Rehire Someone Who Left for a Competitor?
An interesting perspective on rehiring past employees. They know and understand the company, fit in with the culture, and their work style is compatible. No matter how well regarded, resigning and going to the competition can be viewed as an act of betrayal. If people can move past the emotions it does not need to be the case.
Case Study: Should You Rehire Someone Who Left for a Competitor?
(HBR.org, September 20, 2016, by Jyotsna Bhatnagar and Nakul Gupta)
Ram Kapur and his brother Shayam were covered head to toe in brightly colored paints. They’d been out celebrating—it was Holi, the festival of colors in India—and now they were returning to the home they shared with their parents, in Gurgaon, for their family’s traditional meal together. Ram’s phone rang just as they walked through the door, and he held up the screen to show Shayam the caller name: Hari Shukla.
“Why is he calling you on Holi?” his brother asked, surprised…