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Stay Interview Questions

A stay interview is a discussion with an employee to learn why the employee continues to work for the employer and what could trigger the employee to consider leaving. These planned conversations help leaders better understand what motivates and interests their team members.

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Stay Interview Questions

More Sample Questions
The following articles contain suggestions for stay interview questions.

Deploy the six questions and listen carefully to the answers, whether you're the stay interviewer yourself or a coach to the managers who interview their reports.
Expert Advice on Implementing Stay Interviews

You can tailor your questions and conversation starters based on the information you want to know. If you already have areas of concern, you might include those topics.
Conducting Stay Interviews to Improve Employee Retention

To make the list less overwhelming, we've divided the stay interview questions into 5 bite-sized categories
21 Best Stay Interview Questions to Ask

6 stay interview questions that top employers ask

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