#68: Parting Ways Professionally: Strategies for a Graceful Exit

The HR Mentor

Apr 7 2023 • 25 mins

Most employers and HR professionals don’t want to think about their employees leaving the organization, especially in this labour market. But when you think about it logically, if new employees join, it usually means someone is also going.

The reality is people leave and join organizations all the time. This means we can expect more than a few farewells throughout our careers. What you may not know is that how you exit an organization can impact your future career opportunities.

In this episode, I discuss how you can avoid common mistakes and plan a graceful and professional exit when you leave your organization for a new opportunity or path.

The four strategies I discussed to help you part ways professionally are:

  1. Give ample notice
  2. Finish up work projects and transition work in progress
  3. Stay professional about your departure
  4. Say goodbye with grace and keep in touch

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