What is a Stay Interview?

Written by Joe Willmore of Willmore Consulting Group

You’ve heard of exit interviews; smart organizations do stay interviews. They reach out to employees – especially key employees – to find out what’s important to them.

A stay interview is a key part of an organizational engagement program, and can be a critical tool in assessing and improving employee engagement. Stay interviews will help you check the mindset and status of new hires, key performers, and employees who may be at risk of leaving.

If you implement an effective stay interview program, you’ll end up doing fewer exit interviews – particularly of valued performers.