What is an Exit Interview?

Exit interviews are surveys conducted on employees who are leaving an organisation. Employers conduct these discussions to understand why employees leave and what they think of the company. Exit surveys can be conducted in person, over the phone, on paper, or online and are frequently the responsibility of a company's human resources department.

They are excellent chances for businesses to obtain employee input on topics such as:

  • Job Responsibilities
  • Leadership styles
  • Process flow
  • Workplace culture
  • Team-building exercises
  • Business policies and mission


##Typical exit interview questions

Employees are asked a number of questions during a leaving interview. The questions will centre on their quitting choice and suggestions for how the organisation might improve.

Here are some typical exit interview questions to ask employees.

  • Why did you begin looking for a new job?
  • How does your new position vary from your current one?
  • Where could the firm improve?
  • How would you characterise the corporate culture?
  • How did you get along with your boss? What might have been done better?
  • Did you feel appreciated as a team member while working here?
  • What are your favourite and least favourite aspects of your job?
  • How can we boost staff morale?
  • Do you believe you lacked the resources, training, or feedback required to improve?
  • Did you have enough room for advancement within the company?
  • What aspects of this role would you change?