What Should You Ask in an Exit Interview?

Exit interview

An exit interview is just as important as a job interview.

When an employee decides to leave your company, there is always a flurry of activity. From switching duties to making a job post to interviewing people to fill the position, there is always so much to be done in those two weeks. But there is one thing most employers always seem to forget about the exit interview. An exit interview is an excellent way of allowing your employees to air their grievances when they won’t hold back. A successful exit interview will help you to change the position to fit the workforce. Let’s take a look at what questions you should ask during an exit interview.

Did You Feel Like the Work You Were Assigned Aligned with Your Personal Goals?

This is important because it helps your company figure out if passion and personal goals are a part of what you are doing. Passion is important in whatever you are doing so if this position does not align with the next person’s goals or passion, it may not be the right fit for someone like them.

Did this Job Match Your Expectations?

When conducting an exit interview, it is important to talk to the employee about how the position matched their expectations. How did the position match up with the description in the job posting? Was the job posting accurate and new duties were added over time or were the post completely off and the work too complicated? These are things that will help you sell the job more accurately when it comes time to hire a replacement.

Did You Have All the Tools and Resources to Do the Job Effectively?

It can sometimes feel like a company is pushing back when an employee is asking for something. While it is important to watch your bottom line and to only purchase things when they are necessary to avoid overspending or even wasting money, it is also important for your company to buy the necessary tools for your employees. This may help you understand how the company operates and what needs to change going forward so you aren’t losing other employees as you push back.

Would You Recommend This Company as a Great Place to Work for a Friend? Why or Why Not?

As a company, this question is extremely important. If you are not treating your employees right or they feel overworked or underpaid, most employees would say “no.” But if you are treating them fairly but an opportunity came along that was just too good to pass up or the employee wasn’t a good fit for the position, you may get a “yes.” This question will help you determine how your employee views the company and how they were treated by your staff and the company as a whole.

These are just some of the questions you should be asking during an exit interview. But if you are too busy to conduct one, let AIR Pre-Hire take over this process for you. For more information on our exit interview service, call AIR Pre-Hire today!

Exit Interviews WITH AIR PRE-HIRE

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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