An exit interview is a survey conducted with an individual who is separating from an organization or relationship. Most commonly, this occurs between an employee and organization and/ or a member and association.
The exit interview as 3 purposes: to learn where the company can improve itself, to make sure employees leave feeling good about their service and, in some cases, to encourage the employee to stay under new circumstances. Discovering why employees leave should be an essential part of a company's strategic planning, but many miss this opportunity. Some companies may feel that there is no need to complete an exit interview because their turnover rate is so low, but I beg to differ! Turnover rates have increased drastically due to the pandemic, inflation is happening everywhere, and people are waking up and realizing that there are so many other jobs available that has higher pay and more benefits/incentives etc.
Please share with me some of your experiences with Exit interviews. Do you think they are beneficial? Does your company offer them anymore to employees who have decided to walk away from the company? After sharing your thoughts and giving your feedback with leadership, what was their response? Did they encourage you to stay?