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Exit interview meeting script

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5 mins
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What is an Exit interview meeting script?

The purpose of the Exit Interview Meeting Script Template is to guide the interviewer in conducting a structured and meaningful exit interview with departing employees.

The template helps gather valuable feedback and insights from employees about their experiences, reasons for leaving, and suggestions for organisational improvement.

It ensures consistency and thoroughness in the exit interview process, enabling the company to identify patterns, address issues, and make necessary changes to enhance employee retention and overall organisational effectiveness.

Best practice timescale for this to be issued
When should this script be issued?
During the meeting itself
Issued by who, to whom
Who should issue this script, and to whom?
The Employer (you) to the Employee
Applicable legal jurisdictions
In which jurisdictions can this script be used?
Great Britain & NI (United Kingdom), Worldwide

What legislation and best practice guidelines have been taken into account in the development of this template?

United Kingdom
  • Data Protection Act 2018: Ensures that employee data collected during exit interviews is handled securely and in compliance with data protection regulations.

  • Employment Rights Act 1996: Provides employees with the right to be accompanied by a colleague or trade union representative during the exit interview.

  • Equality Act 2010: Ensures that exit interviews are conducted without discrimination and that feedback is gathered fairly and objectively.

  • Whistleblowing Policy: Offers protection to employees who raise concerns during exit interviews about illegal, unethical, or unsafe practices within the organisation.

  • ACAS Code of Practice: Provides guidelines on conducting exit interviews fairly and effectively, encouraging open and honest communication.

Other territories

Consult your jurisdiction's employment legislation or labor laws to ensure compliance with the template. Review the language for local precision.

Exit interview meeting Script [Delete this line]


Hello, thank you for taking the time to speak with us today for your exit interview. Our goal is to gather your feedback and insights to help us improve as an organization. Please feel free to be open and honest with us."

[Employee Background]

Can you tell us about your position and the length of your employment with us?"

[Job Satisfaction]

Can you describe your overall job satisfaction during your time with us? What were some of the highlights and challenges of your role?"

[Reason for Leaving]

What led to your decision to leave the company? Was it based on any specific experiences or issues?"

[Management and Supervision]

Can you describe your experience with management and supervision during your time with us? Did you feel you had the support you needed to be successful in your role?"

[Training and Development]

Did you receive the training and support you needed to perform your job effectively? Was there anything else you would have liked to receive to help you succeed in your role?"

[Company Culture]

Can you describe your experience with the company culture and work environment? Did you feel that you fit in well and had a sense of belonging?"


What recommendations would you make to improve the company's work environment, policies, or benefits?"

[Final Comments]

Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with the company or the exit process?"


Thank you for taking the time to speak with us and providing us with your valuable feedback. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

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