Stay interviews are conducted to help managers understand why employees stay and what might cause them to leave. In an effective stay interview, managers ask open ended questions rather than questions that can be answered with a Yes or No, and take the time to acknowledge and explore answers before moving on to the next question. Here are some possible questions to consider when planning your discussion.
I wanted to take a moment to let you know how much I and the company appreciate you and the work that you do. I really want great employees like you to have a positive working experience, so I’d like to get a better understanding of what you like most about working here, what motivates you to come in every day and how we can make it an even better experience for you.
Thank you for your candid feedback. I want you to be happy here, so it’s important that I know how you’re feeling. If you’re ever feeling frustrated or thinking about leaving, please come to me, and if you think of anything we didn’t address here, will you share that with me?
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