Stay Interviews: The Proactive Strategy for Retaining Employees

A stay interview is an easy-to-use tool to uncover, anticipate, and resolve issues and concerns with employees to prevent them from leaving the organization. Stay Interviews do three things that exit surveys do not: they deliver information that can be used today; they provide time to adjust, and they provide managers with a reliable process for developing individual stay plans. If you don’t have 30 minutes now to conduct a stay interview, you don’t have the time to interview and hire a replacement. 

In this session you will learn what a stay interview is, and why managers should be conducting them regularly. We will also practice conducting an interview. Participants will leave with an action plan of how and when they are going to follow up with their employees. Participants will also generate ideas for putting feedback into action.   

Learning Outcomes  

  • Explain what a stay interview is and how it is used.   
  • Practice the steps to conducting a stay interview.  
  • Outline one way to increase trust with your employees to conduct a successful stay interview 
  • Demonstrate the skills and attitudes managers need to receive feedback during the stay interview process.  
  • Design a plan for implementing the stay interview process. 

Who should attend?  
This workshop is intended for supervisors who want to implement proactive strategies for retaining their employees. 

Dates for 2022

  • Thursday 3.31.22 from 9:00am-11:00am, via zoom 
  • Tuesday 4.5.22 from 2:00pm-4:00pm, via zoom
  • Tuesday 4.12.22 from 9:00am – 11:00am, via zoom
  • Thursday 4.21.22 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm, via zoom
  • Monday 5.2.22 from 10:00am – 12:00pm, via zoom

Alyssa Willet, M.Ed. is the Senior Training and Development Specialist for Organization and Employee Development in the Department of Human Resources at CU Boulder.  

There is no cost for this course. 

Wednesday, April 5 at 9:00am to 11:00am

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Workshop/Training, Virtual


HR, Employee Learning

Human Resources
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