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Walking Out: How to Run a Smooth Exit Interview

EXIT WALKING OUT HOW TO RUN A SMOOTH EXIT INTERVIEW TOP 10 REASONS PEOPLE LEAVE THEIR JOB* 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Inadequate compensation 57.2% Inadequate opportunities for career advancement 37.3% Insufficient recognition or appreciation 34.2% Boredom 20.1% Inadequate benefits 16.9% Inadequate opportunities for professional development 15.3% Insufficient job security 11.8% Undesirable impact on 10.5% health or stress level Poor relations 10% with management Undesirable commute *Survey of 8,000 employee looking for a new job THE EXIT INTERVIEW CHECKLIST WHO WILL CONDUCT THE INTERVIEW? Avoid using an employee's supervisor or manager, because tensions may run high. WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO CONDUCT THE INTERVIEW? One idea may be to wait a couple weeks after the employee has finished working with you. This will give them time to gain perspective. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE INTERVIEW? An exit interview allows an employee to leave on good terms, which in turn drives their answers regarding their resignation. WHAT QUESTIONS WILL GIVE YOU THE MOST INSIGHT INTO WHY YOUR EMPLOYEE IS LEAVING? Let's take a closer look at this question below. 10 QUESTIONS TO ASK UPON EXIT Three-quarters of executives say they "always" or "somewhat frequently" act on information gathered during exit interviews. So, what you learn can matter and the right questions can inform you of areas in your company that could use some changes. What are your primary reasons for leaving? Did anything trigger your decision to leave? What was most satisfying about your job? Least? What would you change about your job or improve to make our workplace better? Did your job duties turn out to be as you expected? Did you receive enough training and support to do your job effectively? Were you satisfied with this company's merit review process? Did you receive sufficient feedback about your performance between merit reviews? Did this company help you fulfill your career goals? Under what circumstances, if any, would you consider returning to the company? WOULD YOU REHIRE AN EMPLOYEE WHO WAS HIRED AWAY? Major employers expect aggressive poaching of workers and see rehiring as a way to bring back someone familiar with their business. Depends on the Employee 56% AMONG MAJOR EMPLOYERS Yes 33% No 11% tribehr SOURCES:,,,

Walking Out: How to Run a Smooth Exit Interview

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Employees and employers agree that exit interviews are incredibly useful (as illustrated in the graphic, three-quarters of executives say they “always” or “somewhat frequently” act on comments...


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