Staff Leaving Checklist

Receiving a resignation needs a number of steps to make departure run smoothly.
Staff Leaving Checklist

Staff Leaving and officially tendering their resignation needs a number of steps to make their departure run smoothly. 

Leaving a job is a big decision for anyone so making the whole process simple and painless can help both the employee and the business owner. 

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The unexpected shock of a staff member leaving can throw a business into turmoil unless all the business processes are documented to enable a smooth handover. Business process management allows every process within the business to be documented and have a detailed process to guide new members of staff taking on that role.

Staff Leaving Checklist

The process to make their departure run smoothly.
Written Confirmation of Resignation

Written formal letter dated and signed of intention to leave.

Contract Notice Period

Check employment contract terms. What period of notice is required?

Work Notice

Do they need to work out their full notice period? Are they going to work a competitor?

Do you require them to leave straight away and go on gardening leave?

Formal Announcement

Telling other members of staff. Agree terms.

Handover Period

Adequate time for the employee’s replacement to be trained in key tasks and responsibilities.

Exit Interview

Understand why the employee wants to leave.