In a new policy from my company (non-native English, but English is the corporate language), they use word "defector" to refer to a person who has quit their job.
I think "defector" has too many and too strong negative connotations around it (some applying to the "defector", but most applying to a company who would call a leaving employee a defector).
"Quitter" doesn't exactly sound great either, and "the person who is about to leave" is a bit long to use at every point where that person is referred to.
So, is there a single word (or very short phrase) for someone who left the company that does not have overly negative connotations?
Something akin to "new employee" or "new hire", but for someone who is about to leave.
"The Defector writes a farewell text and posts it on the intranet"
Example of related phrase (suggestions for alternative to "defection" are also welcome):
"The defection is communicated locally or group wise"