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Management article
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Reference no. R1612J
Published by: Harvard Business Publishing
Originally published in: "Harvard Business Review", 2016
Version: 1 December 2016
Length: 5 pages

Abstract

Two years ago Ram Kapur's most valuable employee quit and decamped to a rival firm. Now he wants his job back. In this fictional case study, Kapur, the founder and CEO of a sustainable living and design firm based in Gurgaon, India, contemplates whether he should rehire his former star. After the unexpected departure, Kapur had struggled to keep the business afloat, but now he was on strong footing again. Two of his remaining staff had stepped up and filled the void and he was considering expanding into the Middle East. Having his top performer back would make growing the business easier--but was it the right move? Could he get over his hurt and anger? And could the rest of the staff? This HBR Case Study includes both the case and the commentary.

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Abstract

Two years ago Ram Kapur's most valuable employee quit and decamped to a rival firm. Now he wants his job back. In this fictional case study, Kapur, the founder and CEO of a sustainable living and design firm based in Gurgaon, India, contemplates whether he should rehire his former star. After the unexpected departure, Kapur had struggled to keep the business afloat, but now he was on strong footing again. Two of his remaining staff had stepped up and filled the void and he was considering expanding into the Middle East. Having his top performer back would make growing the business easier--but was it the right move? Could he get over his hurt and anger? And could the rest of the staff? This HBR Case Study includes both the case and the commentary.

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