Why Conduct an Exit Interview?

So, one of your employees has decided it’s time for them to move on. They have given you their two weeks’ notice and are preparing to wrap up their work. You are (understandably) probably focused on scrambling to put a job posting together and beginning the search for their replacement. However, you shouldn’t neglect to take care of one very important step before your employee leaves the company: the exit interview. Exit interviews are crucial if you want to make improvements to your company and reduce employee turnover.

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Exit interviews are crucial if you want to make improvements to your company and reduce employee turnover.

What is an exit interview?

Exit interviews are called interviews, but they are more like surveys to find out what your former employee did and didn’t like about the company, their suggestions for improvement, and why they are leaving. There are several different ways they can be conducted – in person before the employee’s last day, over the phone, through a form mailed to their home, and online. At AIR Pre-Hire, we can provide your employee with a survey via our web-based program, or you may choose to have us conduct the interview over the phone.

Why are they important?

Exit interviews are essential to obtain valuable feedback to improve your company and make it a better place to work for your current and future employees. However, if you choose to conduct the interview yourself, you may not be getting the most candid information. It can be hard for employees, even after they have already secured a new job, to offer criticism. This is where it pays off, if you want the most honest and constructive feedback possible, to involve a neutral third party. By choosing to survey your employees before they leave, you can find out valuable information including personnel or physical problems, compensation issues, working conditions, company image, and supervisor discord.

AIR Pre-Hire in Reisterstown, MD, conducts accurate and verified universal background screening, so you will have thorough background checks on your employees. Here at AIR Pre-Hire we don’t simply check the basic information, we dig deep to identify inconsistencies and make sure your potential employees (as well as existing employees) are acceptable for hire. This is the human element of our custom pre-screening service. You can count on us for timely, verified pre-screening and employee re-screening.

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