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Sample Exit Interview Questions

So, you're convinced of the need to run an exit interview process, but need a little inspiration regarding how to structure your questionnaire and what to ask?

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Exit Interview - sample questions

Many different formats and approaches to building online employee exit interviews exist. The general approach is to include:

  • An introduction
  • Identification of position and other relevant classification information
  • Evaluation of corporate climate
  • Evaluation of job environment
  • Evaluation of sensitive issues such as bias, harassment, abuse, discrimination
  • Evaluation of reasons for leaving
  • Feedback to improve the work environment
  • Feedback to improve the department and/or company
  • Thanks and appreciation for contribution

A short form employee exit interview questionnaire might include the following:

  • Why did you join this organization?
  • What were your best experiences here?
  • What were your worst experiences here?
  • What would make you return to our company?
  • What message would you give to management upon your departure?
  • If a friend asked you, would you recommend that they take a job here?
  • If you could change anything about how the company operates, what would it be?

Below is a list of commonly asked employee exit interview questions.

Employee Exit Interview Questions: Job History and Overall Evaluation

  • What factors led you to accept a job with our company?
  • How has your perception of those factors changed during the time you’ve been here?
  • What is your primary reason for leaving?
  • What triggered your decision to leave?
  • Did your job duties turn out to be as you expected?
  • What was most satisfying about your job?
  • What was least satisfying about your job?
  • What would you change about your job?

Employee Exit Interview Questions: Job Feedback, Training, Reviews, Support and Career Goals

  • Was the training you received sufficient to enable you to meet our performance expectations?
  • What additional training should have been provided to you?
  • Did you receive adequate support to do your job?
  • Did you receive sufficient feedback about your performance between evaluation reviews?
  • Were you satisfied with this company's merit review process?
  • Did this company help you to fulfill your career goals?

Employee Exit Interview Questions: Job Improvements, Feedback and Suggestions

  • How do you feel about the way our company is run?
  • How would you rate the morale in your department? Why?
  • Were you happy with your pay, benefits and other incentives?
  • What part did pay or benefits play in your decision to leave?
  • How did you view your chances for advancement?
  • What would you improve to make your workplace better?
  • How would you evaluate the quality of the supervision you received?
  • What could your immediate supervisor do to improve his or her management style?
  • Based on your experience with us, what do you think it takes to succeed at this company?
  • Did any company policies or procedures (or any other obstacles) make your job more difficult?
  • Would you consider working for this company again at some time in the future?
  • Would you recommend working for this company to your family and friends?
  • How do you generally feel about this company? Very Satisfied --- Dissatisfied
  • What did you like most about this company?
  • What did you like least about this company?
  • If you could change anything about how our company operates, what would it be?

Employee Exit Interview Questions: Employee Retention, Comments and Suggestions

  • How is your new job/company different from this one?
  • What motivated you to begin looking for another job?
  • What made you consider an offer from another company?
  • Before deciding to leave, did you investigate a transfer within the company?
  • Could this company have done anything to encourage you to stay?
  • What does your new company offer that this company doesn't? (If leaving for another job)
  • Did anyone in this company discriminate against you, harass you or cause hostile working conditions?
  • If the employee reports harassment, get very specific details and examples
  • What other comments of information would you like to share?
  • Do you have any suggestions of who we might hire or where we might find your replacement?

Other employee exit interview questions

  • Special demands of the job
  • Skills required by the job
  • Experience gained or needed in the job
  • Educational opportunities on the job
  • Travel requirements
  • Hours required
  • Working environment issues
  • Special problems or challenges in job completion
  • Duties that you were not able to be complete
  • Long term objectives associated with the job
  • Management style appropriate to the job or employee environment
  • Budget or resources for job completion
  • Compensation and advancement associated with the job
  • Common challenges faced by other employees in similar jobs
  • Tips to provide to future employees in this job position
  • Other reasons or areas where you believe had trouble performing or poor performance
  • Company measures of successful performance
  • Company or supervisor acknowledgement of excellent performance
  • Recognition and communication of department or job goals
  • Employee training
  • Impact of poor performance on the company
  • Significant changes on the horizon
  • Education policy
  • Work-life balance
  • Service policy

Source: Surveyz.com

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