Stay Interviews can be a tool to help managers gain important insights about their employees, including:

  1. Identifying issues, challenges or barriers that may be impacting the employee’s engagement. This can include things like a strained relationship with a colleague, an ineffective process, life/work alignment concerns, they don’t feel a sense of purpose with their work or that there are bigger culture issues within the team or department.
  2. Creating opportunity to talk about their short and long-term career aspirations or where they may want or need to upskill or reskill.
  3. Allowing employees to openly talk to their manager about issues or development opportunities, but also be able to talk about what support they need from their manager. Taking the time to have and act on these conversations shows the employee that their manager cares about them and their success, ultimately building trust.

Resources for Stay Interviews:

Gateway to Learning Guide to Stay Interviews

Stay Interview Guide

Stay Interview Questions

Stay Interview Presentation