For many people, HR is all about the 'hiring and firing' - and that probably rings true for your experience, too. But inbetween the onboarding and staff management is the employees role, that is to say, when they quit.
Quitting is unavoidably filled with lots of emotion, and for many will come as a release from an unhappiness in their role, or a joy as they are planning to go on happily elswhere.
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Some will want to keep things low-key, while others will want to shout it from the rooftops. Either way, there is clear etiquette involved for both HR and the resignee.
Holly Willoughby has shed light on this so-called 'eti-quit' as she has left her role as host of This Morning. Willoughby wrote on her instagram that it was a 'difficult goodbye' and thanked co-presenters and guests.
In terms of process, once a formal letter was the norm, but now ongoing conversation with line managers is the best course of action - Teresa Robertson at Connect Three
As documented in the news, Willoughby has been targeted by an alleged murder campaign - the case is ongoing. So there are clearly strong circumstances around her decision, as well as following on from the exit of Phillip Schofield from the show.
For your workers, it could be that there are strong personal reasons behind their decision to quit, too. It might be that they have gone through a negative experience and quitting is their release. From the perspective of Human Resources (HR), the departure of an employee is an important event that needs to be managed effectively.
Leaving on good terms
Teresa Robertson, an HR expert at UK-based global leadership consultancy Connect Three, says the biggest element of leaving is to try and do so on good terms.