Published May 9, 2005
HI, I am leaving my RN position (r/t a move) and have an exit interview! What type of things are discussed? Do I bring up my concerns for the unit? Problems I have had? Things that worked out well? Is it generally confidential? Any suggestions? ~~~ Thanks
UM Review RN, ASN, RN
HR at my facility tells me that although exiting employees are fearful that the exit interview is not confidential, it is confidential and many times, data from exit interviews is used to improve customer service--the "customer" in this case being the employee.
Dixielee, BSN, RN
I have had several jobs over the years who offered exit interviews but did their best to discourage them. You had to really push to get one. At that point you KNOW they do not want anyone pointing out anything negative, as they have no plans to fix it anyway. If you are at a place who actually wants you to have one, consider yourself fortunate, and offer "connstructive" thoughts about your postion. Good luck.
The person who has contacted me is in a new role as employee retentionetc, and she is not HR. I hope things still remain confidential. I have suggestions or comments about the unit bu is it appropriate to discuss an RN who I (as well as many staff) feel is unsafe? It has been brought up to our new Rn manager and it seems like it is not being taken seriously! Thanks for your feedback!
Bindy, BSN, RN
I requested one. I feel that I have to at least attempt to make it "right" for oncoming RN's ........or at least have it a possability.....that they experience a healthier environment. I would want another nurse leaving where I was coming on board, to not do the same. It is just the right thing to do IMHO. :) Bindy
On my last exit interview.....I did a lot of venting.....more than likely did not resolve any of my issues that I had with the unit I worked on....but I sure did feel better after I was done getting it all out of my system.:chuckle
One question I thought was interesting was;
Would you consider coming back to work for us, if the conditions changed, or we could place you on a different unit? My answer NO, NO, NO. Nothing will ever change.
I feel that these exit interviews are a waste of time, and money. IMHO.
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