According to a recent survey of HR departments, receiving job applications from former employees is becoming much more common. Depending on the nature of the termination, hiring former or "boomerang" employees can be extremely beneficial for companies, especially when a former employee held a key position or high-level job before departing.
When working with returning employees, HR and employers must consider how that person will best fit in the company as it exists today. Workplaces change rapidly, and many job titles and duties may shift during the former employee’s absence.
Job-seekers looking for a way back into their old companies should do their best to network with former coworkers and managers. Boomerang employees are in a great position because companies already know their capabilities and have a good idea of where their skills can be best applied.