Employee Exit Surveys

Discover why your employees are leaving your organization.

female employee taking exit survey

Employee exit surveys are a valuable tool for organizations to understand why employees are leaving and identify areas where they can improve their employee experience and retention.

What is an Employee Exit Survey?

Exit surveys are similar to engagement surveys, but all questions are asked in past tense. The purpose of the survey is to determine reasons for exiting employees leaving the organization. This is done by asking general questions about their experience and by asking exiting employees why they are leaving.

While exit interviews offer valuable insights, exit surveys are a strong complement to the process by providing quantitative comparison data. This information be used to compare the reasons why employees are leaving from different departments, job levels, or locations.

Because employees may feel more comfortable being honest in writing, they tend to offer the “real reasons” they are leaving in surveys.

exit survey questions: what did you like best about working at this organization, this organization valued my input and suggestions.

Why Employee Exit Surveys Are Important

Exit surveys typically ask questions about the employee’s reasons for leaving, their satisfaction with their job, and their suggestions for improvement. The answers to these questions can provide valuable insights into the factors that are driving employee turnover.

For example, if a large number of employees are leaving because of a lack of advancement opportunities, the organization can take steps to create more opportunities for career growth. Or, if a number of employees are leaving because of a bad relationship with their boss, the organization can provide training on conflict resolution or mediation.

Exit surveys give organizations employee life cycle data about their employees’ experiences over time. They can use this data to improve the employee experience for current and future employees.

woman completing an exit survey on laptop

Leveraging DecisionWise Exit Surveys

DecisionWise exit surveys help organizations understand why employees are leaving and improve employee experience. Our tailored surveys are designed to address the unique needs of each organization, ensuring relevant questions and meaningful insights.

With DecisionWise, you benefit from:

  • Customization: Tailored surveys to suit your organization’s context and requirements.
  • Real-time Reporting: Instant access to actionable data through real-time reports.
  • Multilingual Support: Conduct surveys in multiple languages to accommodate diverse employee bases.
  • Comprehensive Features: Explore a range of features that maximize the effectiveness of your exit surveys.
  • Expert Guidance: Our team of professionals assists you in survey design, implementation, and analysis, ensuring impactful results.

Where Do I Start?

If you’re looking for a way to improve your employee retention, DecisionWise exit surveys are a great place to start.