(Bloomberg Business) — Gone are the days of a burned employer writing off an employee who decides to leave for a different company. So-called boomerang employees—workers who return to a former employer—are on the rise.

In a survey of more than 1,800 human resource professionals, managers, and employees by Kronos and Workplace Trends, 76 percent said they're more accepting of hiring former employees than they were five years ago.

Nearly two-thirds of managers agreed. Employees also reported feeling less anxiety about returning to a company, with 40 percent of those surveyed saying they would consider boomeranging. 

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