What is an Exit Interview?

An exit interview is conducted by HR when an individual leaves a company. The interview is an opportunity for the employee to communicate their reasons for leaving and provide feedback on their experience with the organisation and its management. This meeting is intended to be used by HR to gauge whether what company changes or improvements need to be made. It is a valuable tool to enable organisations to reduce employee turnover and even reduce possible litigation if issues raised during the exit interview are addressed appropriately. All responses are expected to be taken in confidence and only conveyed directly to a member of staff on the approval of the exiting employee.