They are ready to go
Passive employee may need to give notice earlier to their employee before they leave the company. They may also stay longer if they are currently in the middle of a project or task that they want to finish before leave the company. For laid-off employee, they will not face problem like stuck in the middle of project or need to give notice to their employee. They can start their work in just few days and maybe can straight away start their work. Therefore, it is better to hired laid-off employee where they are more flexible and ready to start their work.
They are relieved and ready to partner with a better company
When a organization have lots of conflict and bad management skills, the displaced staff are actually relieve. In these situation, they want to find new work home where the culture is more calming and relax. In order to hired laid-off staff, try to mention something positive and make them think that the overall feel is positive. The positive trait will increase the chance of hiring them, reduce the time of recruitment process and create win-win situation between employee and the company.
They want to partner with the right boss
When come to recruitment process, we all know that great personality and skill alignment is important where it will make sure that whether hiring decision maker and employee can have strong and productive working relationship. Unfortunately, sometimes just a misalignment happens and it waste a good interviewing and screening effort. Most of the candidate will prove themselves that their talent is perfect fit for your company. For employer to have strong relationship with employee, it is recommended to ask some question about candidate’s needs for the job to have interaction between both parties.
They are raw talent and wait for development
In some cases, the candidates were downsized because of last-in, first our formula where they are the last one hired and the first one to be fired when cuts happened. This may cause them doesn’t have the chance to use the skill they learned and room for improvement. When hiring these kind of employees, do not focus much of outcome they produce but focus on how to develop them for the future use of company. Keep them loyal to the company so they will not leave the company easily when they learn the skill required for their job.