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One in two millennials in Canada would likely return to previous employer

Staff Writer |
A survey from Monster Canada found that half of Canadians aged 18-34 (50 percent) would be likely to return to a previous employer.

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As for those Canadians nearing the end of their career, aged 55 and older, seven out of 10 have never returned to a job they left.

The survey, conducted by Leger, found that more broadly, four in 10 Canadians would be likely to return to an employer in their career. Overall, men are more likely (44 percent) than women (36 percent) to boomerang.

So far in their careers, more than one in three millennials (36 percent) have boomeranged to a previous employer.

As Canadians gain valuable skills from one job to another, one-quarter (23 percent) of Canadians who are likely to return to a previous employer say the top reason is that they believe they would earn a good salary.

For men, this is also the top reason (25 percent). But for women, the top reason is work/life balance (24 percent).

Other reasons Canadians would be likely to return to a previous employer are: opportunities for growth and personal development (17 percent); missing the people (17 percent); work culture (11 percent); and a desire to work for the company's current leadership (7 percent).

From a regional perspective, when Quebecers quit, they quit for good. So much so that only 17 percent indicated they would be likely to return to a previous employer.

In addition, only 28 percent of those in Quebec have returned to a previous employer, compared to 36 percent of Canadians in other provinces.


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