The latest LinkedIn Workforce report shows boomerang jobs shot up 4% during the pandemic.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Boomerang jobs are on the rise. Let’s connect the dots.
A boomerang job is when an employee leaves their company for another opportunity but eventually returns. The latest LinkedIn Workforce report shows boomerang jobs shot up 4% during the pandemic.
This would suggest the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. The same report shows the average time it takes a worker to “boomerang” is 17 months.
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Fields that took less time to boomerang include arts, education, retail and healthcare. A generation or two ago, such gone-and-back career paths seemed unimaginable.
Today, many employers are actively seeking, and celebrating, career boomerangs.
A senior editor at LinkedIn cites academic experts saying returning employees can bring advantages such as faster re-entry, enhanced skills and a deeper understanding of how company culture works.
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