Alumni of our Students
“The value proposition for the firm and the alumni is that we can be active, rather than passive. LinkedIn is essentially passive.”
Save Money by Rehiring Former Employees
Secure Qualified Alumni Referrals
Enjoy Positive Brand Exposure
Establish a Knowledge Network
Meet informally with alums to obtain names.
Use the existing alumni organisation.
Obtain a geographic listing of members from your headquarters office.
Telephone and personally meet with alums.
Directly ask for their participation in starting the association.
Colleagues for life.” That’s what Deloitte calls them. Other companies use terms like “boomerang employees,” “alumni” or “comeback colleagues.” Such language is a far cry from the days when former employees were referred to only in the past tense. But now a growing number of ORGANISATIONS are understanding the value of keeping the bond between employer and employee strong long after the two have parted. It’s a smart strategy for managing talent as company leaders grapple with the tightest job market in more than 15 years.
Indeed, ex-employees can be a treasure trove of brand ambassadors, potential clients, future business partners and top-notch rehires. Much like college administrators who enthusiastically welcome former students back to their campus community, HR leaders and managers are reaching out to individuals who left their jobs for any number of reasons, excluding, of course, for poor performance or policy violations. In doing so, many ORGANISATIONS are finding lasting benefits in these boosted ties.