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InterviewIn a time when most workers out there are either actively looking for – or at least open to new job opportunities – conducing stay interviews is one way to combat high employee turnover.

So what’s a stay interview?

Stay interviews are simply interviews with existing employees to find out what they enjoy most – and could do without – when it comes to working for a particular company. As one of the leading staffing agencies in Phoenix, PrideStaff can tell you that the ultimate goal is find out why an employee opts to “stay” with an organization as opposed to seeking employment elsewhere.

Stay interviews are the opposite of performance appraisals, giving employees the chance to evaluate the employer. As a result, they can offer a host of benefits, including an opportunity to:

  • Increase employee morale and job satisfaction.
  • Improve engagement and productivity.
  • Deal with any employment or work issues that may become apparent during the stay interview process.

They can also serve as an early warning sign that an employee is becoming disengaged, dissatisfied or unhappy with work.

So what kinds of questions should you ask during a stay interview?
Here’s a look at 8:

  1. What do you love about your job?
  2. What do you hate about your job?
  3. Describe your ideal job.
  4. Is there something you were doing in the past that you enjoyed (in terms of responsibility) that you aren’t doing now?
  5. Is there something you’re doing now that you don’t like?
  6. If you could change just one thing about your job, what would it be?
  7. What kinds of benefits, perks or other things could another company offer you that would make you consider leaving?
  8. What can our company do to increase job satisfaction for you?

Don’t wait until an exit interview to find out why an employee is disengaged and leaving. Instead, conduct stay interviews and find out what your company needs to do to maintain or improve job satisfaction – and hold on to key talent. Like performance appraisals, they should be conducted at least once a year.

Need Help Increasing Retention at Work?
If you do, let PrideStaff know. As one of the leading staffing agencies in Phoenix, we can help you overcome your staffing and HR-related hassles, so you can focus on running your business and improving your bottom line.

Contact PrideStaff today to learn more about how we can help you.

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