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Nine things every employer must know about conducting exit interviews

by , 12 September 2014
An exit interview is an interview you have with an employee who's resigned from your company.

According to Alexandra Levit, the author of Blind Spots: The 10 Business Myths You Can't Afford to Believe on Your New Path to Success, the purpose of an exit interview is to get the departing employee to divulge why she's leaving and how she feels about her experience with the company.

She adds that 'this provides data that senior leadership will use to improve things.'

While this explanation may seem simple enough, in reality there's so much more to exit interviews. For example, you need to know when to conduct them, how to conduct them, how to use the information you get from them and so on.

The good news is, today, our labour experts will give you a comprehensive breakdown of nine things every employer needs to know about conducting exit interviews.

Read on to find out what these nine things are so you can ensure your exit interviews are a success.

Here are the nine things you need to know about conducting exit interviews 

#1: The aim of exit interviews.

#2: The four benefits of exit interviews.

#3: When to conduct exit interviews.

#4: The best person to conduct exit interviews.

#5: Why you must use an impartial person to conduct your exit interviews.

#6: Three ways you can conduct exit interviews.

#7: The type of questions you should ask when conducting exit interviews.

#8: Four things you must never do when conducting exit interviews.

#9: How to use the information you receive from exit interviews effectively.

Knowing these nine crucial things will help ensure your exit interviews are a success.

If you need more information on exit interviews, check out the Practical Guide to Human Resources Management.



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