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 has 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?
I worked for a company for 4yrs and found a better job, I had a exit interview and told them that I was going to work closer to home and would be making more money. They thanked me for the work I had done there
This is a great question! I've personally never done a formal one but I'm curious about others experiences with them! It seems like such a smart idea to check in with an employee before they leave to hear their thoughts about working there. I would want to know how my former employees really felt about their jobs and the company culture so that I could make productive improvements in the future, if I was a manager!