Forbes: Eight Benefits Of Maintaining Good Relations With Former Employees

by Alumni Content in Corporate Alumni, In The News   |    Last Edited: 24th June 2020

When an employee decides to leave a company to pursue their own goals and desires, it can cause distress and even ill feelings within the ranks of the organization. While some companies are genuinely happy to see their employees moving up in life, others see it as the employee abandoning the business and are unable to part ways amicably. 

However, keeping in touch and on good terms with a former employee might offer significant benefits to an organization later on. Eight professionals from Forbes Human Resources Council examine how keeping on good terms with former employees can positively boost the stature of the company in the future, and why a strong bond with these former team members is such a good idea.

8 Benefits Of Engaging Your Alumni

  1. Creating Advocates for Life: A departure doesn’t mean a breakup.
  2. Getting Good References And Referrals: Relationships play a critical part in your career trajectory.
  3. Creating A Talent Ecosystem: To keep up with change, organizations need to be flexible, scaling teams up and scaling teams down to meet demands.
  4. Building A Strong Employer Brand: Whether they are current or former employees, how you treat your people will create your real employer brand.
  5. Creating A Boomerang Crew: Openly encourage people who are unsure about whether to stay or go to explore life outside your doors.
  6. Increasing Loyalty Of Current Team: Ex-employees will come up in conversation and it is important for current employees to see that they were valued and treated well.
  7. Getting Good Alumni Reviews: Former employees are like walking Yelp reviews for customers and candidates.
  8. Making Them Brand Ambassadors: Former employees will always represent their past employers

Forbes Human Resources Council Is An Invitation-Only Organization For Senior Human Resources Executives And Leaders. 

Members are respected leaders and executives who are selected for the council based on the depth and diversity of experience as leaders in the human resources field.

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