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Old 07-26-2013, 10:40 AM
 
Location: All Over
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DOnt say anything that will burn bridges but if your not honest what is the point of the exit interview other than a formality. some companies may just do it to make it seem like they care about employees and the work environment but if they are takingthe time to do so i would imagine they want honest feedback.
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:43 AM
 
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This makes me wonder why they bother conducting them then.
Might have legal or liability reasons or something.

I'd ask my HR person here but they're bigger truth evaders (liars) than those exiting the company.
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:49 AM
 
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They should already know what the issues are without an exit interview.
Not for human resources who are the ones that normally conduct the interviews. Or in retail where a department or store management are not known to the upper management. Or in the corporate world where each department is so compartmentalized. In theory exit interviews are excellent tools to keep other employees if their are serious issues.. But in reality they justify the issues and blame the leaving employee or just don't care. Next!
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:52 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Not for human resources who are the ones that normally conduct the interviews. Or in retail where a department or store management are not known to the upper management. Or in the corporate world where each department is so compartmentalized. In theory exit interviews are excellent tools to keep other employees if their are serious issues.. But in reality they justify the issues and blame the leaving employee or just don't care. Next!
I said "should'. It isn't the employee's problem if they don't.
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:59 AM
 
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Might have legal or liability reasons or something.

I'd ask my HR person here but they're bigger truth evaders (liars) than those exiting the company.
The data collected might mean something if the particular company is having an issue with employee retention. In that case, they might like to know why they can't keep employees.
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:06 AM
 
Location: NJ
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There is no point in being honest, as, quite frankly, orgs do not use the information gathered to improve. They are "feel good" exercises no more meaningful than a mission statement.
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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Why help them what did they do for you except make you want to leave? Tell em sure my consulting rate is $40 hour.
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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There is no point in being honest, as, quite frankly, orgs do not use the information gathered to improve. They are "feel good" exercises no more meaningful than a mission statement.
Kudos for the true answer.
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:34 PM
 
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Why help them what did they do for you except make you want to leave? Tell em sure my consulting rate is $40 hour.
Because some of us are decent people who enjoy helping other people. Why would you not try help a company understand their problems?
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Old 07-26-2013, 01:01 PM
 
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Never gripe. Don't say anything bad about another person.
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