Exit Interviews

Exit interviews help:


  • Provide essential management information
  • The Council receive feedback on how to improve as an employer
  • In understanding why an employee is leaving
  • Monitor recruitment effectiveness, remedy high turnover, identify problems
  • Identify any issues that could prove problematic after the employee has left


Ideally an exit interview should be carried out whenever a permanent employee or long-term temp leaves your Service, either through resignation or internal promotion / transfer (permanent) to another role.


A modified exit interview may also be appropriate for those retiring (age / ill-health), as it can identify areas of concern and not just the reason for leaving.



Exit interviews are voluntary.



The immediate line manager is responsible for conducting the interview, unless the employee specifically requests that another manager (of equivalent level) conduct the meeting.




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