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The exit interview may be held in-person, over the phone, or through a video call. The length may vary, but it should generally last approximately 60 minutes.
Sample exit interview questions:
- Please describe your general feelings about working here. If possible, please tell us what prompted your resignation
- What did you enjoy most about working here?
- What would you change about our workplace?
- How would you rate the availability of guidance and training opportunities here?
- Do you feel you were recognized for your work?
- Were there obstacles that prevented you from doing your job efficiently? If so, what were they?
Other things to consider:
- Serious issues (e.g harassment, discrimination, embezzlement) may be uncovered during the exit interview, HR should act immediately according to company policy in regards to these issues.
- Everything discussed during the exit interview should be confidential.
- After an employee submits a notice of resignation, HR should reach out to ask for an exit interview. Employees may choose the interview’s format or decline to participate.
- HR is responsible for analyzing data from exit interviews and sharing recommendations with management.
- Some time [six months] after the employee’s initial exit interview, you may follow up with an exit survey. This may confirm employee’s initial reasons for leaving, or gain feedback they may have been initially reluctant to share.
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