Employers have understood the issues of caring for the integration of their new recruits. But what about employees who leave the company? Here are 4 good reasons to better support their collaborators during the period preceding their departure.
1. Brand ambassadors, even after leaving the company
Your outgoing employees remain ambassadors of your brand and allow you to gain visibility, even when they are no longer in your workforce. People exchange with each other and with social and professional networks, everything is known very quickly. If your former employees leave your company in good conditions and if the products you offer are of quality, they will not fail to let their friends & family know about them. They can also encourage others to join your company.
On the contrary, if the departure of your employees goes wrong, they will retain their experience only the negative and denigrate you to potential customers or candidates.
2. A transfer to the rules of art
It is essential to take care of the departure of your employees so that the transmission of information is best between the outgoing employee and the new recruit. In fact, the knowledge of the employee leaving the company is essential for the company. By facilitating his/her departure, we make sure to benefit from the best information transmission possible.
For the outgoing employee, the process is important when he has enjoyed working in the company and appreciates his colleagues. It is a way of ensuring that his skills will last after he leaves and remain loyal to his former employer. It is also a mark of respect for the team to whom it transmits its expertise.
3. Ensure projects are not impacted by the change
When an employer attacks an employee on the departure by putting pressure on him and making him feel guilty about leaving the structure, he takes the risk that the employee leaves him with a multitude of problems to manage. This is why it is necessary to give it more flexibility, but in return, ask it to complete the projects in progress and to make the transition with its colleagues by providing all the necessary information.
4. Make departures more humane
The departure of a collaborator should not be perceived as a bad thing but as a change. It is not always easy for the outgoing employee to make the decision to leave his employer, especially when he separates from a team and a position that he appreciates. This is why you must respect his/her decision, let him discuss with the team the reasons for his/her choice and give the team time to accept this change. Through effective communication, you preserve the internal organization and good relations at work.
Admittedly, offboarding requires time, but by accompanying employees who leave the structure and ensuring the best possible transition, you sustain your image. And who knows, maybe your employees will get back to your business one day?