Rehiring a Laid Off Employee

Rehiring employees can be beneficial to employers due to cost-effectiveness and reduced training time.

There are some basics that should be included in the reboard process of rehiring a laid off employee.

Things are likely to have changed since the former employee left the company, even if they were gone for a relatively short period of time (especially since the Covid-19 pandemic and the shutdown).

You need to have a reboarding process in place for what are called “boomerang employees.” Elements you may want to cover include: 

  • New systems and technologies the employee will be using and relevant training.  
  • Remote work and office policies due to Covid-19.

Five Diamond Screening — a Las Vegas-based screening company and the only one that focuses on the hospitality and leisure industries — suggests a basic criminal background check for all rehiring. It ensures that you are not just getting a good employee, but also a good ambassador for your company’s values, ethics, and brand. 

Edward Robusto, President and CEO

Edward is a businessman and consultant with more than 30 years of experience helping companies grow. He built a successful nationwide insurance agency while attending undergraduate school. Edward is an Industrial and Organizational Psychologist and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Sciences and three Master’s Degrees (Teaching, Curriculum Development, and Organizational Leadership).