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“I’ve always hated James Bond” – are exit interviews a good thing?

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Last week Sean Connery topped the poll of the most popular British actors in the USA.

The American ‘Q score’ charts released their first ever ‘Brit Q’ rankings in which the 83-year-old actor triumphed.

Still recognised for “Bond, James Bond”, you would think that Sean Connery would relish in his 007 fame. But that’s not the case.

He (infamously) said: “I have always hated that damned James Bond. I’d like to kill him.”

So, how important is it to tell your former employees that the job really wasn’t for you?

One way is the “exit interview” which tends to get overlooked by companies here, but they are an effective tactic in understanding why people are leaving and how to most successfully enhance retention.
Important questions any employer should ask are: (more…)