I will be pleased to tell you how I conduct Exit Interviews in Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies. Our cultures may be different but I feel that the objectives ought to be the same.
An exit interview provides a closure to the working relationship between a company and an employee who is due to end his/her assignment with the company. The exit interview is normally done for the more pleasant departures - retirement, resignation, transfer to another state. It is not normally carried out for dismissals.
At my sessions, the employee is given an opportunity to tell the company of his/her recollection of good and bad episodes. He is normally asked to provide the organization with recommendations for improving company-employee relationships, how to curb turnover and lessen grievances.
In the closing comments, the company representative (usually the manager) will give praises or recognise some of the strengths of the employee. The manager can close off by taking salient contact information from the employee and to provide assistance in processing termination benefits.
For each organization, it is better to prepare a form which can capture all of the questions the manager or HR representative is likely to address.
Human Resources Manager (with an Engineering & Construction Company)
7th November 2008 From Trinidad and Tobago , San Fernando
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8th November 2008 From India , Mumbai