Tim Paradis reporting for Insider:
Companies like Meta, the parent of Facebook, and Salesforce are bringing back some of the workers they let go. Big Tech is hungry for people with skills in areas such as artificial intelligence. Yet, like romantic breakups, whether one-time employees agree to try again will have a lot to do with how things ended.
Companies that handled layoffs poorly are likely to have a harder time convincing ex workers to go back, Sandra Sucher, a professor of management practice at Harvard Business School who’s studied layoffs, said. In some cases where the layoffs were conducted reasonably well, a return might be something former workers would consider.
Sure employees will go back - but they are going to want better compensation and a guaranteed employment contract. And thats just to start.