Industry Toolkit

HR Toolkit Section 5: Leavers/End of Contract


  1. Redundancy
  2. Exit Interviews

Employees will leave you at some point. When this happens, it is important that you have the processes in place to ensure their departure is seamless and that you seek feedback from them on their experience of working for you.

The following information will support you to manage a staff members exit from your company:


  1. Redundancy
  2. Exit Interviews

1. Redundancy

There are processes in place that employers must follow when considering redundancies.

The UK Government website provides information to inform employers of this process and their responsibilities:

Further information and resources

Acas website: Handling small-scale redundancies – A step-by-step guide

2. Exit Interviews

Employees ending their contract of employment with you - whether it is due to the end of their fixed term contract, having found a new job with another employer or indeed retirement - can provide you with honest feedback in relation to what they think your company does well and what they believe could be improved.  This feedback can help shape vacancies and support improved practices.

The following sample templates will assist employers when employees leave:

Other templates you may find useful:

Top Tip

Information gathered from leavers should be reviewed to highlight trends and patterns. 

Further information and resources

Acas website: Managing Attendance and Employee Turnover booklet

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HR Toolkit Section 1: Recruiting Employees