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Harvard Business Review

Don’t Lose Track of High Performers Who Take a Hiatus

The “regrettable loss” is a cherished resource because these high performers are already proven talent who know the employer and the work intimately. With the large numbers of returning professionals and other career transitioner populations (e.g. as of 2013, there were 2.6 million women in the U.S. between the ages of 25 and 54, with at least one child at home, and a Bachelor’s degree or higher, who were not in the labor force), employers need to plan ahead.