I was at the Minnesota IT Symposium today – a day long interaction with other leaders in IT from all industries in MN. It was an excellent forum with outstanding speakers and great interactions. 

One of the things that stood out for me was a “stay” interview. We are all familiar with an exit interview – but this organization does a “stay” interview. Every so often, for the high performers/ critical resources they want to retain/ nurture – the organization conducts a “stay” interview. 

I thought it is a great idea. Losing talent is never good – but when the ones you want to retain and grow leave, it’s all the more painful. I hope an increasing number of leaders and leading organizations take this up.