Sometimes the grass is not greener on the other side of the fence. A global survey of workers conducted earlier this year has determined that a lot of workers who were part of the so-called Great Resignation – a decision to change jobs either during or right after the pandemic – have had a change of heart.
It turns out they think they jumped too quickly as their previous job was better than the new one they took.
This trend has been dubbed the Great Realization, a decision 40 per cent of those who were surveyed considered on point. Departed workers are now returning to their old jobs with one-in-five already reported to have gone back to the old workplace and twice that many would follow the same path if it was available.
Observers are calling it Boomeranging with returnees saying they missed their former co-workers or a manager when they tried out a new employer.
In a competitive employment market where there are more jobs than people to fill them, alumni may be a better-than-average pool for employers to consider in their talent search.