Goodbye card A positive offboarding experience can create a brand ambassador and possibly a boomerang employee, but it also makes a positive impression your current employees. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Do you remember how many jobs your parents had? It’s likely they worked for one company for 20 or even 30 years. If such a scenario seems like a relic of a bygone era, that’s because it is—today, the average employee spends only 4.2 years with an employer. For millennials, the largest generation in the workforce, that number drops to just 2.8 years with an employer. However, according to a Workplace Trends report, 46 percent of millennials say they would return to a previous employer.

As leaders, we of course want our workforces to be satisfied and engaged enough to stay with our organization for many years. But in today’s labor market, we need to embrace the reality of turnover and seek to make it a positive experience, not something to be feared.

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