Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

EXIT INTERVIEWS WITH INTERNS

Sadly, the end of busy season in our firm means the end of internships. We LOVE our interns and we will miss them. They have such great attitudes and are such an asset during our busiest time.

Our major challenge, as leaders charged with bringing the best and the brightest to the firm, is to “provide what we promise.” Our HR person and the rest of us who interview them and entice them to join our team usually don’t really have that much control over their actual experience with our firm. We must rely on our team, managers and directors to carry the torch. This year our team came through with flying colors and we are so proud of them. They provided the learning experience that we promise on campus.

How do we know this? By conducting exit interviews with each intern. They never cease to amaze us with their feedback and their ability to make suggestions that are really right on target. We just completed these interviews for this year and are feeling really good right now – Brady Ware walks the talk!

We use our regular exit conference form and our HR Manager meets with them personally and takes notes on the form as they talk. He will then summarize the comments and give feedback to our entire team.

People say conversation is a lost art; how often I have wished it were.” – – Edward R. Murrow

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