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The Stay Interview by Richard P. Finnegan

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CHAPTER 7

Avoiding the Thirteen Stay Interview Traps

 

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So far I’ve made stay interviews look easy by presenting preparation tips, required skills, and scripts to help manage each type of exchange. Don’t be fooled, though, by their apparent simplicity. Stay interviews can be conducted ineffectively and hurt your team’s productivity rather than help it. Let’s look at thirteen traps to avoid at all costs.

During Preparation

TRAP #1: Fearing Response

Managers who view stay interviews with suspicion usually fall immediately into the first trap, fearing response. They believe that every employee will complain about pay or something else the manager cannot change and therefore the employee will leave the meeting less engaged and more likely ...

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