Lebron James is the ultimate boomerang employee. He left the Cleveland Cavaliers, continued advancing in his career at the Miami Heat, and later returned to Cleveland an improved player, thanks to his new experiences and skills. Some organizations have mixed feelings when top talent leaves for another job and some choose not to rehire those that leave. But, many organizations appreciate the contributions from past employees and welcome them back with open arms.

HomeAway, like the Cavs, has the bigger picture in mind when it comes to contribution, talent and service. They recognize that a lot of factors contribute to career decisions, and they don’t hold any of them against their departing employees. HomeAway has made it a practice to rehire talent to their team.

HomeAway asked us to help capture the stories of those who left their company, for a variety of reasons, and later returned. 

HomeAway asked us to help capture the stories of those who left their company, for a variety of reasons, and later returned. The result is this video that celebrates those employees who needed to do something outside of the organization, but returned with open arms.