Let's Talk About Employee Departures

It happens to everyone at some point—for one reason or another, you have employees who choose to—or have to—leave your company.

Whether you refer to it as offboarding, departures, graduation, or something else, it’s essential to put some thought into what happens during an employee’s final weeks, days, and hours with your company (as well as what comes next).

Why should you make this a priority? Here are just a few reasons:

And don’t forget that each type of offboarding—resignation, layoff, firing, retiring, the end of a seasonal or temporary work contract—will most likely come with its own set of policies and procedures.

There’s no question that it takes a lot of time and effort to set up an offboarding program, but I hope the statistics above have you thinking about what you can do to avoid similar missteps at your company.

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing more detailed tips and advice on how you can put systems in place to ensure a smooth employee departure process.

Just can’t wait for the next installation? You can download the entire Employee Departures Best Practices eBook by clicking on the button below!


Melissa Suzuno

Melissa Suzuno is the Content Marketing Manager at Greenhouse, where she gets to share her love of the written word and endorse the use of the Oxford comma on a daily basis. Before joining Greenhouse, Melissa built out the content marketing programs at Parklet (an onboarding and employee experience solution) and AfterCollege (a job search resource for recent grads), so she's made it a bit of a habit to help people get excited about and invested in their work. Find Melissa on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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