Exit Interview Form
Thursday, 16 September 2010
Exit Interviews create a rare opportunity for feedback about the culture and working environment in your business from employees who are in a position to be candid. While the circumstances of their separation from the company (resignation, retirement, redundancy, dismissal, etc) will no doubt influence outlook, responses to some simple questions can reveal emerging or hidden issues critical to morale or critical for effective management of your staff. And sometimes these conversations will surprise you, with praise for the leadership abilities and guidance of quietly-spoken subject matter experts within the team - sometimes too easily overlooked for supervisory responsibilities because of their perceived temperament.
Akin to employee counselling, the Exit Interview needs to be conducted in private, and the soon-to-be-ex-employee should be encouraged to think objectively (putting aside strong friendships he or she might have formed) and speak frankly, particularly if anything they might say could help improve the business.
This simple form is a good starting point for you to develop an approach to exit interviews specific to your business. For additional information or advice, email our office or contact a consultant.