When an employee resigns, it can be a painful experience for both parties. As the employer, you don’t want to lose an important employee due to lack of engagement or performance issues. At the same time, you don’t want an unhappy employee who doesn’t feel appreciated at work. The best way to deal with resignation is by allowing the employee to leave on good terms and making sure that he feels appreciated after leaving your business. You should also be willing to learn from his departure by asking questions about why he chose not to stay with your company any longer.

Do not make the employee’s last days at work unpleasant.

  • Don’t make the employee’s last days at work unpleasant.
  • Make sure the employee feels valued, that they are leaving on good terms, and that everyone will miss them. This can be done by holding a farewell party for the departing employee.

Allow the employee to leave on good terms and stay connected with him.

It’s important to allow the employee to leave on good terms and stay connected with him. This will help ensure that your company remains in good standing within the industry, and it will also keep a positive relationship going between you and the person who is leaving. You can do this by:

  • Asking for references. Make sure that you ask for references from your employees before they leave so that you can be sure of their character and skillset when hiring new people into the position left by an outgoing employee. References are also helpful if there are any legal issues or other problems related to employment contracts that need further clarification or explanation on behalf of the employer (such as explaining why someone was fired).
  • Requesting recommendations from previous employers before they go out looking for new jobs themselves – if possible in advance so they have time ahead of time; asking after-the-fact may lead them not offering as much detail about what made working there different than another job might have been like because there’s less incentive involved now vs earlier when being asked first hand!

Seek feedback from the employee about what made him want to resign.

  • Ask the employee to tell you what he liked and didn’t like.
  • Ask the employee to tell you what he would have done differently.
  • Ask the employee to tell you what he would have done if he had known the job was going to be so demanding.

Make sure you have the employee sign a release form when he leaves.

When the employee leaves, it is important that you have a release form signed by both parties. The form should be clear and concise. It should state the particulars of the agreement between yourself and your former employee, and it should be signed by both parties.

This document should be kept on file for as long as possible (such as in an HR folder or on your computer).

Make sure you develop a process for dealing with resignation that highlights your goodwill.

The first thing you should do is not make the last few days of your employee’s employment unpleasant. Just because he or she is leaving, doesn’t mean that they are going to be a bad employee while they’re there. Don’t give them extra work, or ask them to stay late without compensation. Instead, treat them like an appreciated member of the team who has chosen to move on for good reasons.

After your employee leaves, make sure to stay in touch with him or her. You may want reassurance that everything went well after their departure, but also don’t hesitate to ask if there were any issues during their final weeks with you so that you can improve how things go next time around (or decide whether it’s worth hiring new people again).

Finally, when your employees resign from their jobs they will often sign off on non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), which means that they won’t talk about anything confidential while still employed by your company. If this isn’t possible due to legal constraints in terms of NDAs and company policies against disclosing information related specifically toward trade secrets; try getting signatures anyway! This way it will help prevent any surprises later down the road — especially if something happens with another employer as well as yours.”


It is important to remember that the decision to resign is often an emotional one for employees, and there will be times when it’s difficult for them to think clearly about their choices. You can help by being understanding and supportive of their feelings in these moments.
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