The Value of Kindness as an Employer

The Value of Kindness as an Employer

How employers can treat their departing employees better with offboarding while celebrating their achievements and treating the remaining employees well

When an employee leaves a company, it is important for the employer to handle their departure in a kind and respectful way. This is not only because it is the right thing to do, but it can also have benefits for the company. For example, a well-done offboarding process can help to maintain a positive employer brand, which can make it easier to attract and retain top talent in the future.

Here are some ways that employers can treat their departing employees better with offboarding, while celebrating their achievements and treating the remaining employees well:

Offer outplacement services

Outplacement services are designed to help employees who have been laid off or who are otherwise leaving their jobs find new positions. These services can include things like career counseling, resume writing assistance, and interview coaching.

Offering outplacement services to departing employees is a great way to show them that you care about their future and that you are committed to helping them succeed.

Conduct exit interviews

Exit interviews are a great way to get feedback from departing employees about their experience at the company. This feedback can be used to improve the workplace for current and future employees.

When conducting exit interviews, it is important to be open and honest and to create a safe space for employees to share their thoughts and feedback.

Provide access to employee assistance programs (EAPs)

EAPs provide confidential counseling and support services to employees and their families. EAPs can be a valuable resource for employees who are going through difficult times, such as job loss, divorce, or illness.

Offering access to an EAP to departing employees is a great way to show them that you care about their well-being and that you are committed to helping them through a difficult time.

Celebrate the departing employee’s achievements

When an employee leaves the company, it is important to celebrate their achievements. This can be done in a number of ways, such as:

  • Sending them a personalized thank-you note from the CEO or other senior leader.
  • Highlighting their accomplishments in the company newsletter or on the company website.
  • Throwing them a going-away party or other farewell event.
  • Presenting them with a gift or award.
  • Writing them a letter of recommendation.

Celebrating the departing employee’s achievements is a great way to show them that you appreciate their contributions and that you wish them well in their future endeavors.

Treat the remaining employees well

When an employee leaves the company, it is important to treat the remaining employees well. This can be done in a number of ways, such as:

  • Being transparent and honest with employees about the situation.
  • Providing support and resources to employees who are affected by the departure.
  • Acknowledging the extra work that employees may be taking on as a result of the departure.
  • Expressing gratitude for employees’ hard work and dedication.

Treating the remaining employees well is important for maintaining morale and productivity in the workplace. It is also important to show employees that they are valued and appreciated.

By following these tips, employers can ensure that their departing employees have a positive experience, while also celebrating their achievements and treating the remaining employees well. This can benefit the company in the long run by maintaining a positive employer brand and creating a positive work environment.

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Greg Weiss

Greg Weiss is the founder and director of Career365 and Australia’s leading career coach. Greg has coached well over a thousand people from recent graduates to CEOs as they pivot, re-launch and accelerate their careers. He is the author of three practical books and the creator of three online courses: “Career Clarity. How to find career fulfillment”; “Career Networking. How to unlock the hidden job market”; and “Career Success. How to succeed in your new job”.

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