Let's talk about Offboarding today. Yes, you read it right. If onboarding is a process of immersing and activating a person in your company, then offboarding is a process of how a person leaves your company, I think this is a very important topic and no less important than onboarding. Below are steps that will help make dismissal painless for the company:
1. Exit Interview
It's the main step of offboarding, for employees, exit interviews are one of the last deep conversational interactions they have with your company. It should be their chance to give a review of their experience, an opportunity that affirms the contributions they’ve made to your organization.
When both parties focus on these learning and knowledge-sharing goals, exit interviews can help working relationships end on a good note. Many times the feedback employees provide is positive, and when it’s not, it gives you valuable insight on how to fix it for your existing employees.
2. Give instructions
Help employees to deal with further matters - give a clear list of what and who needs to be handed over to close the working process.
3. Tell the team
Share the news by email through common channels - for example, through Slack or corporate mail. Write the last day of the work, and wish success. Plan a goodbye lunch - farewell dinner with the team.
Recommendation letter. This is not spread now, by this step you can show an employee that the company appreciates his work. This will be a confirmation of his achievements and competence, which is pleasant to receive for any person working on the development of your business.
Feedback on LinkedIn. Ask the line manager or colleague to leave feedback about working with an employee on his page - it’s nice, and besides, employers look at pages on this social network, so this can also help him get a job.
Greeting card for the future. Another feedback option that is especially loved, it's not practical, just nice.
5. Stay in touch
This step is especially relevant if it is important for you to maintain a relationship with the outgoing employee. Choose a communication channel that you could use for communication. For example, subscribe to social networks and comment on publications so that he does not forget about the company.
Employee offboarding checklist
Don’t forget, thatBrainyHRis a place where you can do it automatically, don’t waste your time on paper work. We’ve created an employee offboarding checklist, which you can use in your structure.