Often when people leave an organization, they are doing so to find a more compatible manager. A fairly common adage in Talent & Development circles is “people don’t quit bad jobs. They quit bad managers.”
A stay interview is the opposite of an exit interview which is conducted when an employee leaves a job. Instead, a stay interview identifies the reasons why current employees work for an organization. In short, it helps your people feel cared for, and heard.
An effective manager who proactively stays in touch with their teammates inner work life is better able to help remove obstacles for the employee, clear up ambiguity, keep them motivated, and enable progress and sense of accomplishment.
Inspired Culture by Stage of
The Employee Lifecycle
- Many of my clients require the latest research and trends on Millennials in the workplace.
- This is a great starting point: Happy Companies Aren’t Enough (We need more meaning)
- In my research + experience, retention is a function of strong manager training. “People don’t quit bad jobs, they quit bad managers”
- I’m currently leading a training session on “Stay Conversations” and “Stay Interviews”. Contact me below to discuss.