Definition of exit interview in US English:

exit interview


  • An interview held with an employee about to leave an organization, typically in order to discuss the employee's reasons for leaving and their experience of working for the organization.

    ‘in his exit interview, he suggested to HR that a counselor within the office would have been a great help’
    • ‘He urged all firms to carry out exit interviews when staff are leaving because they provide invaluable information on how to better run a firm and aid future selection processes.’
    • ‘Try to understand the reasons employees have terminated their employment with the firm by conducting exit interviews.’
    • ‘A person should be given an "exit interview", and not merely a pink slip.’
    • ‘The success of exit interviews rises and falls with the candor of those being interviewed.’
    • ‘If it is possible, exit interviews should be undertaken by someone out of the individual's line of management, for instance a personnel officer.’
    • ‘I advise my clients not to do online exit interviews, unless their company says it's going to withhold the last paycheck.’
    • ‘If possible, exit interviews should be held on the day the employee is leaving.’
    • ‘The inspector must conduct an exit interview with an authorized representative of the operation.’
    • ‘The magazine has tips on conducting exit interviews.’
    • ‘The authority is working to make better use of exit interview feedback to assist managers in improving performance.’