Found a great article offering tips on re-entering the workforce after a layoff. While many will think the new employee should be jumping for joy, there are many emotions and worries that come along with being the “new kid” again.
Some other tips I would add is to avoid trying to make changes to the organization right away – it is good to learn processes and to question why things are done a certain way, but avoid coming in and trying to make wholesale changes in your first few days.
Another tip that builds off the previous one, do not compare offices/bosses/etc. to your previous job. Nothing will turn people away faster than a new employee commenting, “At ABC, Inc we handled customer questions more efficiently” or “My last supervisor was really developed a sense of team by ….” Though my examples show one tone, it is wise not to badmouth a former employer/boss; when an employee talk poorly about a former supervisor, the current supervisor knows it is just a matter of time until the new employee finds something wrong with the current supervisor.
Thoughts on re-entering the workplace? Tips?