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Talking to departing employees can shed light on problems that need to be nipped in the bud.
By Jayne Jackson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 08/10/2001

Turnover in your organization is trending at its highest point in four years. You just found out that another employee is leaving the accounting department. That’s the sixth person in as many months.

Other departments are losing people almost as quickly. You want to improve employee retention, and cut down on hiring costs. You have an inkling of what the problem might be, but lack the data to confirm your suspicion. What do you do? For one thing, you have to ask employees why they are leaving.