Tag: Exit Interviews


The Great Boomerang

By now, you must have heard of the Great Resignation, during which employees are resigning in astounding numbers as they land new jobs. This mass exodus, in turn, has produced a new evolution: the Great Boomerang. According to a Monster poll, 4 in 10 workers indicated they left a job in the past year, and […]

4 Things You Need to Make Sure Happen When an Employee Quits

When an employee quits, it can throw your business into chaos. While you’re juggling finding the person’s replacement and making sure he or she wraps up the projects he or she was working on, it’s easy to let things slip through the cracks. But a streamlined exit process is essential for any business facing an […]

Exit Interviews 101

Does your company conduct exit interviews? What questions do you ask? What benefits do you gain? These Q&A sessions with an employee who is leaving the company can be done in person, but they can also be done in writing—via e-mail, online forms, or even mailed questionnaires.

HR, Get Out of the Babysitting Business

HR spends too much time babysitting. For example, policing a rule like “Do not abuse sick leave!” How are you going to enforce that? Follow all your employees? Stop! Says consultant Hunter Lott of “Please Sue Me” fame. Get out of the babysitting business and go PTO.

Still Babysitting? Go PTO and Get Out of the Babysitting Business

Yesterday’s Advisor featured Lott’s “Please Sue Me” presentation. Today, more of Lott’s tips as delivered at the SHRM Conference and Exposition held recently in Orlando. Behavior Make behavior 50 percent of anybody’s job, says Lott. Try this for a policy: Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you […]

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Getting the scoop: The value of exit interviews

Depending on your vantage point, exit interviews can be an effective way to get information that will improve the workplace, or they’re a waste of time that some employees resent. The idea behind exit interviews is to help employers understand why employees leave so that the employer can make improvements to reduce turnover and boost […]

Exit Interviews: An Underused Tool for Protecting Your Company

HR professionals are frequently asked to do more with less. Moreover, these are challenging times, with companies facing increased employment litigation but having fewer resources for programs to strengthen the quality and longevity of the workforce. Exit interviews represent an effective and inexpensive, albeit little-used, tool for spotting and fixing problems before they turn into […]

Trade Secrets, Confidential Information, and Employee Theft

by John Vering A recent national survey found that 59 percent of employees who quit or were laid off or terminated in the last 12 months admitted to stealing company data, and 67 percent admitted to using their former employer’s confidential data to find a new job. Read on to learn what you can do […]