4.4. Organization Exit Processes
Organization exits happen in one of two ways: the employee chooses to leave of their own volition (resignations and retirements), or they are asked to leave in one way or another (termination, downsizing, or layoff). Organization exits are stressful. Even when the employee has chosen to leave and is going on good terms, issues arise for the organization in replacing the employee or allocating duties to remaining co-workers. Co-workers can be affected by the change as well, so developing an exit process that reduces the stress and builds a smooth transition will pay off in many ways. Most significant for HR is the positive message a smooth transition sends to employees who remain in the organization.