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Management Buzz 08/04

Hiring ex-employees as consultants, Millenial workers and more

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Making a Comeback

Tempted to hire back a former employee as a consultant? Doing so has some hidden advantages-and pitfalls, says Michael Shapow, division director with Robert Half Management Resources, a financial project firm in Pleasanton, .

"A former employee can have a real advantage if he or she left for the right reasons," Shapow says. The employee knows the ropes and can get right down to . He or she might also have excellent networks inside and outside the company that can help get the work done more effectively than a newcomer.

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