Episode 60: Should You Rehire Old Employees?

August 18, 2022 8:46 am



What do you do when an employee leaves to seek greener pastures, only to ask for their job back weeks or months later?

In this episode of MACHINE SHOP TALK, Ian Sandusky from Lakewood Machine is diving back into the Practical Machinist forums to address a poster who is dealing with exactly this scenario.

This is an extremely common situation in the trades – and one that should be handled carefully. There is absolutely nothing wrong with employees seeking new opportunities or experiences, and as a shop owner, manager, or supervisor – you should do everything you can to support them. That said, if an employee has a habit of leaving and returning multiple times, what’s best for your shop?

Have you ever been in this scenario? What have been your experiences with ‘boomerang’ employees? Let us know in the comments below!

Grab forum thread here.

Ian Sandusky
Lakewood Machine and Tool
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(905) 853-6194

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