According to a recent SHRM survey 41% of US workers intend to leave their jobs in the next six months. There is a shortage of the right talent. This unprecedented re-organization of talent has caused hiring managers to adopt previously frowned upon hiring tactics. Now, they are hiring former employees, focusing on skills, and conducting video interviews. Organizations are re-hiring “boomerang” employees because of the safety of the familiar. This is interesting, and it would be nice if the re-hiring process included candid conversations around why the employee chose to leave originally, and what is causing them to consider a return. It is an opportunity for employers to discover how they can improve retention. Sourcing for skills offers a nice break for talent from the limitations previously imposed by job titles. It involves a bit more effort on the part of hiring managers. AI or contract workers are an easy short-term solution, but beyond those choices it requires development of new screening and interviewing processes that allow for a deeper dive to learn about candidates’ experience. Because of the pandemic 86% of organizations are conducting video interviews. While necessary, they should not be adopted long term. Many rely on AI screening tools and unintentional bias within the systems create inequity. Video interviews also expose deficits in attentiveness and technology know-how, often placing interviewees in a compromised position.