The grass may look greener on the other side, but often your staff will return and bring more skills and experience with them. It may seem counter-intuitive, but a great offboarding experience is an important element of a successful recruiting machine. Not all employment relationships terminate on bad terms, and a great deal of that hinges on the way employees are offboarded.
Just like current employees who love your organization enough to recommend it to their friends, past employees can do the same. Sometimes past employees can be an exceptional source of referrals for new candidates.
Past employees aren’t just potential ambassadors, either.
Former employees who loved working for your organization and were offboarded amicably are more likely to return. If and when they do, they’ll be bringing bring back the unique skills you hired them for, and likely some new ones.