Hi, I’m wondering if it makes sense to conduct a exit interview when an employee was fired due to misconduct or lack of work. What do you think? :huh:

20th February 2009 From United States, Los Angeles

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Exit interviews are usually done with employees who are voluntarily leaving the company. Conducting exit interviews with fired employees may involve variety of risks. Someone who’s been fired may discuss management issues in an unbiased way. Also, fired employees may disagree with the reason they were terminated. If an argument breaks out, it could lead to legal turmoil later.
21st February 2009 From India, Mangaluru
it would be like salting the wounds if we take the exit interveiw in such scenarios eventhough when its is known that nothing much can be done
23rd February 2009 From India, Pune
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7th March 2009 From India, Calicut
I guess it doesn’t make sense to conduct the exit interviews for employees who have been asked to leave.Doesn’t make sense. Regds, Shabanaa I Khan
12th March 2009 From India, Mumbai
Its important to know the views of leaving employee about the company's work culture, his relations with his RM, How things are in company & how it should be etc as per his view point...These things are very important to make your company a good place to work.
Leaving reason must not decide whether we should conduct exit meetings with leaving employee or not. It should be a common practice for all types of exits.
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12th March 2009
Thanks everyone!
Prashant, I share your thoughts. We (employee/employer) had a good relationship in the past - just the economy changed. Why shouldn't we talk about his/her experience? We all should learn from each other.
12th March 2009 From United States, Los Angeles
Exit Interview is necessary.
- - - When a member leaves the Organization - he/she needs to keep the HR informed on areas of focus... so that another employee does not face situations where he mite decide to leave.
Not all ppl leave becos they hate the place they work.. probably for professional development they feel it will b gud to make a career change.
As long as u r receiving info on how the Company has treated him and wat he / she would want the company to focus on - its only beneficial.
ANd ppl terminated on grounds of disiciplinary action...need nt go thru this exit interview. Its nt abt the person being frustrated... buts its more on wat negativity he/she can leave within the company and the people listening to his messages. Ofcourse they will try to prove their point and we mite tend to look at the existing pl with that same view... sometimes.
13th March 2009 From India, Madras
Hi All,
I think it is important to take EXIT interview from all the employee leaving the organisation irrespective of the reason being fired or resigned themselves.Recently In my Organisation so many of employees has been fired due to cost cutiting . In the current scnario we would not be able to take any exit interviews.
In One of the division of 40 employees all of them have beed asked to leave and that team includes lot many star performer`s.
I believe it should be made mandatory!!!

So in my view it shole be done by default.
8th May 2009 From India, Lucknow
Exit interview may be mandatorily taken for all voluntary resignations. It can be optional for forced resignations (termination , layoff ,etc) depending on case to case basis.
8th May 2009 From India, Bangalore

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