Your former food truck employees can often make successful rehires — they are known quantities and are familiar with your mobile food business’ unique culture. But bringing a former employee back needs to be done thoughtfully:
- Do your due diligence. You may assume you know what you’re getting when hiring back former employees. But, you should go through a rigorous interview and screening process — just as you would for a new candidate — to be sure the returning employee is truly qualified for the job at hand.
- Communicate. Be sure the rest of your staff, especially those employees who were candidates for the position, knows the reasons for bringing back the employee.
- Brief the returning employee. The employee will need to know what the current situation is at the company, with special attention paid to what has changed since their departure.