Consider situation, your employee left your company, joined another, but was fired after couple of weeks. Now he asks you to hire him back. Would you do this? As engineer he is not bad, and your company needs engineers. Thanks
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- Amazon / Eng (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻Depends. What was his motivation to leave?
It's a pretty simple equation. If he left for something you can't offer, so if you hire him back he'll leave again.
If he left because of money, how much does he want, and is he worth the investment?
Unless it works out to "he left for money, and I'm comfortable paying him x% more", then the answer is no.
- Amazon LE4LifeIf you need engineers, why not. Yes, you know he may quit again. This engineer already knows your code base, so needs no ramp up time. You know what to expect from this person work-wise, so if it with it too you, I would rehire. Whatever didn't work at the last company is their problem. It is different if it was a new hire, that you didn't know, the firing would sound like a huge risk.
- TripAdvisor JingyangGet him back temporarily and spend time to hire a good candidate for replacement. Same thing to do after giving counter offer.