Sadly it is a reality that employees resign and move to other employment opportunities. Companies should be viewing this as an opportunity to gather information that could improve circumstances for existing employees and also protect the company from future risks and fraud.
•An exit interview is essential and may not always be conducted in person. An online exit interview can often give a company more information as the person is anonymous and the interview can be done by an independent party. An exit interview is not only an HR function but can be used as a fraud prevention tool.
•Security Clearance. This should be given to every departing employee and should be given together with the Certificate of Service or Letter of Reference dependant on the company policy. The clearance should include the handing in of keys, remotes and other security items as well as electronic passwords.