No one likes to talk about it, but a reality of the business world is that you have to prepare for losing an employee. It’s hard not to think of everyone as a work family, especially in smaller companies, but at the end of the day employee turnover is a natural occurrence. Sometimes the employee will choose to leave, other times they will be asked to leave. Either way, it is important to make sure that you have an off-boarding process in place.
First, let’s answer the obvious question- Why? Why does it matter whether or not you have a written, specific, off-boarding process for employees?
The answer can be summed up in one word- Security.