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NOTEBOOK – ONE GOOD READ: ‘Boomerang employees’ who quit during the pandemic are starting to ask for their old jobs back


Business Insider: As the Great Resignation continues to barrel through the U.S. economy, chances are you know at least a few people who have left your company since the pandemic began. Last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said 4.3 million Americans quit their jobs in August alone, surpassing the previous record set only a month earlier. But before you hold yet another farewell party for a departing colleague, consider this: Some of your former co-workers will likely return soon — as “boomerang employees.” That’s according to Anthony Klotz, a professor of management at Texas A&M who studies how people quit their jobs. Klotz predicted the surge of quitters back in May, before it had shown up in any of the macroeconomic data, and coined the now ubiquitous term “the Great Resignation.” So I was interested to hear what he’s expecting to see next.

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