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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, California.

"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 business. 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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